- Jan 19, 2009
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Where is the best place to find a rail Im looking to upgrade
One caution here, get a quote for the freight charges up front. I ordered a 6' section of 1010 through a distributor, and when I picked it up, there was freight charge of $30+ tacked on, more than the extrusion was worth. I argued this down to a little over $20. UPS' site quoted the shipping (including size charges) at about $7. Caveat Emptor.
Standard lengths from 80/20 are 97", 145", and 288". Your local dealer may choose to carry only one size.Originally posted by als57
Only thing is the 1010 rail comes in 145" bars and typically you have to buy a bar. But they'll typically cut it for no charge. List price is about $31 for a bar. So under $16 for a 6' rail isn't bad.
The 97" is only available in certain sizes. Not listed in the 1010 style (Blacksky size). Is available in 1515 size ( extreme size ).Originally posted by belfert
Standard lengths from 80/20 are 97", 145", and 288". Your local dealer may choose to carry only one size.
Originally posted by Zippy
I bought my 8' rail from Mcmaster-Carr. The price was reasonable but yes the shipping was a bit high. Whats nice is that it was sent to me in a 10 foot long 3.5" diameter tube. I'm going to get an IRIS and probably a V2 and maybe a third stubby rocket out of that tube. I'm making all the centering rings and nose cones myself though since the 3.5" diameter isn't a common size.