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  1. #16
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    Thanks Mike

    Yes that's the rail I was asking about, WOW! what a great looking rail. I was told he would not build anymore, ? but I'm sure there would be some interest if he would consider it?

    As far as the rotation, I agree it sure is nice if you could just switch your top from base to base, but it sorta cuts into the fabric of the rail gun idea of not building all vanilla rails. With that being said I have been talking to Jay and I'm considering a new Young Rail myself. Jay has been very helpful and has just introduced a few new options that are available and should make the rail gun shooters happy, see his post a few spots down.

    I know Rail guns are a lot of work, heavy and cumbersome to take to the matches, but they are also an awesome attention getter for non benchrest shooters that may be thinking about joining the sport and man they are fun to shoot when you get one figured out, also they can help a shooter when it comes to shooting and judging the wind, as well as guys that want to use them for bullet testing.

    I'm glad to see rail guns gaining popularity and it's long overdue as far as I'm concerned, also very thankful to Wilbur for adding the rail gun forum here as I think it's helped.

    Thanks Rich

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    Swashbuckler,
    The new Kensler rails also have the ability to facilitate the Jay Young Top! I was looking at Doc Marsh's at the Sniper King and noticed a second set of delrin balls and asked Doc and he told me it was so either could be shot on one base!

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    Thanks Steelhead1

    Any pictures of the new Kensler Rail ?

    I would think that is great news for the guys concerned about switching benches during a match so all they have to do is swap tops from base to base. I'm glad to see new ideas and stuff introduced to the Unlimited Rail gun class, a friend told me to just build a cruiser class rifle to shoot with the rails, I just can't bring myself to do so, even if you would be competitive? I've always enjoyed watching & shooting a rail gun and I will be the first to admit, these beasts are truly works of art and when you get one dialed in and shooting well they are a thing of beauty.

    Rail guns are not for everyone, I get that, but given the chance and an open mind, a rail gun is truly something to behold. Kinda like one of the youtube video's I saw posted on the subject, where the guy say's they are the Top Fuel Dragsters of benchrest. I guess I would somewhat agree, and since I'm not going to be building, diving a Top Fuel Dragster anytime soon, I will gladly settle for top notch Rail.

    Which leads to another question I have, and it's been asked or posted recently? Which action and configuration would you choose if you were building a band new railgun?

    I guess the theory is build the fastest, most accurate shooting machine possible? so I welcome you all to voice your thoughts and opinions on which way you would go if you were building a brand new rail for the next up coming season? 2017

    Thanks Rich

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    Quote Originally Posted by SWASHBUCKLER1 View Post
    Any pictures of the new Kensler Rail ?

    I would think that is great news for the guys concerned about switching benches during a match so all they have to do is swap tops from base to base. I'm glad to see new ideas and stuff introduced to the Unlimited Rail gun class, a friend told me to just build a cruiser class rifle to shoot with the rails, I just can't bring myself to do so, even if you would be competitive? I've always enjoyed watching & shooting a rail gun and I will be the first to admit, these beasts are truly works of art and when you get one dialed in and shooting well they are a thing of beauty.

    Rail guns are not for everyone, I get that, but given the chance and an open mind, a rail gun is truly something to behold. Kinda like one of the youtube video's I saw posted on the subject, where the guy say's they are the Top Fuel Dragsters of benchrest. I guess I would somewhat agree, and since I'm not going to be building, diving a Top Fuel Dragster anytime soon, I will gladly settle for top notch Rail.

    Which leads to another question I have, and it's been asked or posted recently? Which action and configuration would you choose if you were building a band new railgun?

    I guess the theory is build the fastest, most accurate shooting machine possible? so I welcome you all to voice your thoughts and opinions on which way you would go if you were building a brand new rail for the next up coming season? 2017

    Thanks Rich
    Rich Many years ago (early 2000's) I made a few rails with 1" wider blocks between the slide ways and I-beam making the whole rig 2" wider and I had 4 slide pins on the Cross bar to accommodate both widths of rails, But you would have to have a special 4 pin crossbar on a bench rotation for each base. I also made a 7" (8" spread w/ss rails) wide plate/I-beam top last year that a guy wanted because he liked the tapered angle of the plate top and the I-Beam design so I combined the two, I am hesitant however to change too many things since the standard I-beam set up is still winning matches and setting records. But I do love to try new things to break it up a little....J
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Young View Post
    Rich Many years ago (early 2000's) I made a few rails with 1" wider blocks between the slide ways and I-beam making the whole rig 2" wider and I had 4 slide pins on the Cross bar to accommodate both widths of rails, But you would have to have a special 4 pin crossbar on a bench rotation for each base. I also made a 7" (8" spread w/ss rails) wide plate/I-beam top last year that a guy wanted because he liked the tapered angle of the plate top and the I-Beam design so I combined the two, I am hesitant however to change too many things since the standard I-beam set up is still winning matches and setting records. But I do love to try new things to break it up a little....J
    Rich. For the life of me I can't find the picture of that wider rail top I built but basically it was a tapered I-Beam 2" wider than the regular one with more travel.Besides the fact that he wanted the tapered look it also helped cut down on weight since it was heavier, It was not anodized since he was going to use it for testing purposes and continue to modify it for his needs, The wider top could be nice for guys who handle their rail violently or the occasional sticky bolt but I had talked with a few guys and they did not want or feel the need for the extra weight in their rail especially for the 6ppc etc. and they did like the compatibility of the "standard" width, But wider can't hurt either other than weight/compatibility. I have been building them wider with longer travel for the testing rails I build but most of them are for larger calibers 338 lapua etc. they do need it, I sent an e-mail to the place I am getting the other parts roughed out and going to get a quote on the wider beam rail, I don't even want to do all of that roughing out again especially on 5-10 beams, Finishing them up is the fun part, .....I Better get to work....J

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    Thanks Jay

    Jay thanks for the heads up and info. I look forward to seeing the pictures if you find them, Glad to see your offering options and yes it's hard to deviate from something that has proven itself I'm sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SWASHBUCKLER1 View Post
    Jay thanks for the heads up and info. I look forward to seeing the pictures if you find them, Glad to see your offering options and yes it's hard to deviate from something that has proven itself I'm sure.
    Yeah Rich, People like change sometimes But we know how that turned out...But us BR guys like to play around with different things, keeps the game interesting, At times nothing ventured nothing gained....J

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