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Just bought a new SL8-6 after thinking about it for over a year, haven't had a chance to shot it yet but definitely love the feel and look of it!

Well now that I got the rifle, it's time for some accessories! I'm planning on changing the top rail(stock one on SL8-6 is too high), add a bottom rail, get a scope and bipod.

1. Rails

For the top rail, I'm thinking about getting a SL8-1's top rail and put it on. The SL8-1's rail has iron sights and is lower than the SL8-6 rail.
Have anyone tried putting a scope on a SL8-1 rail? How do you like the height compared to the stock SL8-6 rail? Any other top rails that you guys think goes well with a scope?

And for the bottom rail, I'm considering the tri-rail kit from HKParts, I like the long bottom rail, and it's nice to have the side rails if I want to add them on later. Any cons about the tri-rail kit?

2. Bipod

For the bipod, I'm getting the Harris HBRM, I like the HK factory bipod, but it is expensive and I don't believe it's adjustable. Any reason to get the factory bipod over the Harris one?


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It kills me to say this- BUT I too recently got a SL8-6, and I ended up going with the UTG lowpro rail from HKParts. I bought a G36 rail with irons, but my scope hits the irons, so for $60, that UTG rail actually isnt bad, and it KILLS me to put UTG stuff on a Hk rifle. But for the price, it fits like the factory ones, and if I ever take the scope off and put it back on my AR, I can use the G36 rail with irons.
 

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i have a SL8-1 sight rail on one of my new Sl8-6's.I like the looks of it.I also changed out the forarm for a G36e forarm without the rails.I like the clean look,im gonna go with a factory bipod to keep it all HK. it mostly a bench rifle anyway not sure what i would use the rails for? URL=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/849/sl86target.png/]
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It kills me to say this- BUT I too recently got a SL8-6, and I ended up going with the UTG lowpro rail from HKParts. I bought a G36 rail with irons, but my scope hits the irons, so for $60, that UTG rail actually isnt bad, and it KILLS me to put UTG stuff on a Hk rifle. But for the price, it fits like the factory ones, and if I ever take the scope off and put it back on my AR, I can use the G36 rail with irons.
Thanks for the reply, I will definitely look into it.
btw I was looking around on Amazon earlier and seems like the UTG stuff are incredibly cheap....UTG Full Size G36 Picatinny Rail Set for less than $20(sold by Amazon). I'm still new to the gun accessories world so I'm not sure if the price is right or not....
 

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i have a SL8-1 sight rail on one of my new Sl8-6's.I like the looks of it.I also changed out the forarm for a G36e forarm without the rails.I like the clean look,im gonna go with a factory bipod to keep it all HK. it mostly a bench rifle anyway not sure what i would use the rails for? URL=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/849/sl86target.png/]
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The SL8-1 rail looks great! IMO it's much better looking than the stock SL8-6 rail (although I heard it's made out of polymer and not metal like the SL8-6 rail).

And bottom rail that you would recommend?
 

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The SL8-1 rail looks great! IMO it's much better looking than the stock SL8-6 rail (although I heard it's made out of polymer and not metal like the SL8-6 rail).

And bottom rail that you would recommend?
Im gonna go with a long picatinny bottom rail.Im gonna try a set from Dlask Arms in Canada 3 rail set for $69.99.It should work with the HK bipod I hope.
 

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Im gonna go with a long picatinny bottom rail.Im gonna try a set from Dlask Arms in Canada 3 rail set for $69.99.It should work with the HK bipod I hope.
I saw the 3 rails set from Dlask Arms as well, but don't feel like waiting for the shipping from Canada lol.
so after looking around I decided to go with the 'G36 Front End and Rails' from HKParts. (HKParts say they are made out of aluminum, and it LOOKS like they are made by HDPS).
For $74 shipped that's not bad...probably gonna get a Harris bipod and adapter to go with the rails.

What scope do you have on yours?
 

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I saw the 3 rails set from Dlask Arms as well, but don't feel like waiting for the shipping from Canada lol.
so after looking around I decided to go with the 'G36 Front End and Rails' from HKParts. (HKParts say they are made out of aluminum, and it LOOKS like they are made by HDPS).
For $74 shipped that's not bad...probably gonna get a Harris bipod and adapter to go with the rails.

What scope do you have on yours?
Its a bushnell elite scope I traded for a few old AR parts.not the best but the price was right
 

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i have a SL8-1 sight rail on one of my new Sl8-6's.I like the looks of it.I also changed out the forarm for a G36e forarm without the rails.I like the clean look,im gonna go with a factory bipod to keep it all HK. it mostly a bench rifle anyway not sure what i would use the rails for? URL=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/849/sl86target.png/]
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Shawn..I'd like to see a pic of your NEWEST SL8-:wink: and what configuration you created with it..
 
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