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Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by curling leaf, Jun 15, 2012.
Which is the most common type? Weaver? 3/8ths Grooved?
Picatinny? I thought those were only on "tactical" type rifles. You're saying that the picatinny is the most common type of rail for scope-mount?
Weaver for bigger rifles, 3/8 dovetail mostly on rimfires, and Picatinny for the blacktical tactical stuff
Hunting rifles use a few different type.Weaver ,Ruger's own and the Leupold type.
I bought a nice picantiny rail for my M70 Winchester.A 1 piece rail that spanned the ejection port.Just seemed like the strongest way to go with the best adjustments.
22 have a lot of dovetails like your 22 lever gun and you can get weaver adapters for them.
Ruger sends a weaver rail out with some of there 22s or you can find the picantiny rails that bolt on top.
I believe that the weaver is the most popular though,with the picantiny (basically a weaver with milspec spacing on the grooves) coming in second recently.
Badger Ordnance makes a fantastic picatiny rail. Also the nice thing about having a GOOD rail is you get a good optic mount that will return to zero...this means you can take your optic off for transport or cleaning or storage or whatever. You can get them in 0 moa, 20 moa and even like 30 moa depending on how far you are wanting to shoot and how much adjustment your optic has.
It is not a "tacticool" type thing...it is a practical thing.