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Scope Mounting Rails--most common type?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by curling leaf, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. curling leaf

    curling leaf Jacksonville, OR Member

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    Which is the most common type? Weaver? 3/8ths Grooved?
     
  2. Triplebuckshot

    Triplebuckshot Northwest Oregon Member

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    Picatinny.
     
  3. curling leaf

    curling leaf Jacksonville, OR Member

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    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?
     
  4. rick

    rick Close to Corvallis, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Weaver for bigger rifles, 3/8 dovetail mostly on rimfires, and Picatinny for the blacktical tactical stuff

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  5. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  6. Triplebuckshot

    Triplebuckshot Northwest Oregon Member

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    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.