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    Rail Gun Shooters and current rigs?

    How about listing your current rigs, I think this would be a great addition and informational post about who is currently shooting a rail gun and who's rail your shooting.
    I'll start this off stating I just sold both my rails, the first was a RFD and the second was a piece of history as it was one of very few rails built by Skip Otto. The RFD went to Colorado and the Skip Otto rail is currently in West Va. I'm currently seeking a new rail and have a few ideas in mind. Anyone else who would share their thoughts and opinions is appreciated, as there are quite a few shooters that would like to know more about this discipline than you would imagine. At My local range the regulars show up weekly wandering what I will show up with next, and I have made many friends simply because of the strange rifles I bring to the range. LOL I always enjoy the show and tell in hopes of growing the sport. Wilber thank you for being receptive to this addition to your forums and from what I've seen it has been favorable.

    Thanks Rich

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    Last edited by jackie schmidt; 07-24-2016 at 11:12 PM.

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    Current Rail Gun Builders 2016?

    Anyone currently shooting a Magnum Metal Rail? Also I was having a conversation with a fellow shooter and we were trying to determine who built the Black space looking rail that was shown in Mr. Boyers book? any help with the maker of that rail would be appreciated.

    Looks like the current builders of rails today are: Young, Magnum Metal, Kensler, ? am I leaving anyone else out?

    Thanks Rich

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    Magnum Metal is Scott Hunter, who is also the NBRSA Gulf Coast Region Director.

    It's a good solid design, built similar to a Young, with a few changes, many cosmetic.

    I would venture a guess that the most popular Rail out there is the Young. It is well designed, and quite a few top shooters use them.

    I don't know if they still do it, but at a Nationals a few years back, most of the shooters on a particular flag rotation all were shooting Young Rail Guns. They never took the bases off the benchs, each shooter would simply place his top on the base that was already set up, as they are all identical.

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    I tried to do a search for Young Rail Guns and came up with pics. but no link to a site. How do you go about researching the available equipment out there for purchase.......Thanks

    Regards
    Rick

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    Links

    http://www.benchrest.com/magnummetal/

    http://benchrest.com/youngrails/

    Both sites / pages are a little old but the contact info should be good for both of them.

    Rich

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    Young Rail for sale

    Rick there is a nice Young Rail Gun Turn Key, Ready to shoot that is for sale in your part of the country, if you are interested I'd be more than happy to pass along the contact information.

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    At this point i have no idea what kind of $ i would be into to buy one. Could you give me an aprox. of what i may be looking at....Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by R.Morehouse View Post
    At this point i have no idea what kind of $ i would be into to buy one. Could you give me an aprox. of what i may be looking at....Thanks
    http://forum.accurateshooter.com/thr...-rail.3906152/

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    Thats it.

    Thanks Tim.

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    Thanks Jackie

    Quote Originally Posted by jackie schmidt View Post
    Magnum Metal is Scott Hunter, who is also the NBRSA Gulf Coast Region Director.

    It's a good solid design, built similar to a Young, with a few changes, many cosmetic.

    I would venture a guess that the most popular Rail out there is the Young. It is well designed, and quite a few top shooters use them.

    I don't know if they still do it, but at a Nationals a few years back, most of the shooters on a particular flag rotation all were shooting Young Rail Guns. They never took the bases off the benchs, each shooter would simply place his top on the base that was already set up, as they are all identical.
    I talked to Scott and he said he's changed the Top to a plate instead of the I Beam, similar to the Dodd. Very clean looking rail, I was wandering if anyone around me was shooting one as I would like to see one in person. I'm going to try to make it to the Brady Knight Memorial shoot and hopefully I can see one there?

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    We are putting together another order for the Kensler railguns just did 14 of them I know 10 of them are doing fantastic .
    Email for any info you want Lou@murdica.com
    once the order goes in it takes 3 to 4 months

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    Lou,
    I sent you an email to add my name to that list, not sure you received it. Please let me know if you received it.

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    Pictures Lou?

    Lou do you happen to have any pictures of the new Kensler rails your speaking of, you could post here for the members to see? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by SWASHBUCKLER1 View Post
    Anyone currently shooting a Magnum Metal Rail? Also I was having a conversation with a fellow shooter and we were trying to determine who built the Black space looking rail that was shown in Mr. Boyers book? any help with the maker of that rail would be appreciated.

    Looks like the current builders of rails today are: Young, Magnum Metal, Kensler, ? am I leaving anyone else out?

    Thanks Rich
    If you are talking about the black rail gun in Tony's book on page 43. It says under the photo it was made by Tom Dickson. Tom worked at Bat Machine. I think he is retired now. I've built 3 rail guns at one time or another for my own use. I'm presently shooting a Jay Young rail gun. The nice thing about shooting a major makers rail like Jays, is that there are a lot of them being shot. I've seen rotations at the Nationals where they had 5 Young bases that stayed on the bench. When you rotated off the bench, you moved your top leaving the base. Saves about half the lifting work rotating benches with a rail. It's very hard to do though to get up a Young rail gun rotation. If one person is shooting anything else that's not compatable, everyone has to rotate everything.

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