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Old 04-06-2011, 03:27 PM
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Picatinny Rails?

Are all Picatinny rails basically the same? My Dad just bought a Zeiss Diavari that came with a set of Zeiss rings that are for a Picatinny rail mount. Well the rail it comes with, he claims the ring bases can move back and forth in the rail. It actaully isnt the right rail for his gun anyways, he was just messing with it. So he wanted me to ask if any brand of rail is fine, or does he need the Zeiss rail? It is going an a Weatherby Mark V Dlx. I havent ever had a rifle with a rail so i know very little about them myself. I thought they were universal in size so it really didnt matter but i could imagine tolerances are better on some than others?
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Old 04-06-2011, 03:33 PM
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Re: Picatinny Rails?

Picatinny rail specs are all the same (it's a mil-spec), but that doesn't mean manufacturers maintain the same QC or tolerances, as you already said.

Here's what it's supposed to be:





Make sure what he got wasn't Weaver.

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Old 04-06-2011, 04:33 PM
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Re: Picatinny Rails?

O.K. Now I'm curiously confused. Maybe we have some regional common name differences, but whats the difference, I use the terms interchangeably but prefer to call the ones with lots of mounting slots a picatinny.
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Re: Picatinny Rails?

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, but whats the difference, I use the terms interchangeably but prefer to call the ones with lots of mounting slots a picatinny.
Look at the last line of my post. It's a link that explains the difference.
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Old 04-07-2011, 08:42 AM
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Re: Picatinny Rails?

Thank you nomad pilot. I didn't know that.
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:04 AM
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Re: Picatinny Rails?

If this is going on one of the big Wby magnums, do yourself a favor, put a Near mfg. rail on it and be done. I used many different rails on a Accumark 338-378 until I finally got sick of fighting it trying to do it the cheaper way.

Near mfg. products are not cheap so I'll warn you now but if you are wanting this for a big Wby. magnum you will be money ahead doing it right the first time around.
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Re: Picatinny Rails?

It is going on his .257 WBY. I will tell him about Near for sure.
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