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Old 07-31-2013, 09:24 AM
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Re: Scope ring dilemma

The difference between picatinny and weaver is only the size of the recoil lug. You can put weaver rings on a picatinny rail but not picatinny rings on a weaver rail.
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:40 AM
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Re: Scope ring dilemma

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Well in my RESEARCH it says that the picatinny grooves are .206" wide and the weaver grooves are .180" wide. So if I use the weaver rings on a picatinny base it will have some extra slop in the groov, which makes it possible that under repeated or heavy recoil that the rings could shift on the base.


And yes I was referring to the Burris Signature rings with the inserts in them.

Thomas
The true dimensions for either ARE NOT "exact"..meaning they are toleranced. The vast majority of times any ring fitting one will fit the other BUT thats not a "gimme"...because they do have tolerances.
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:41 AM
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The difference between picatinny and weaver is only the size of the recoil lug. You can put weaver rings on a picatinny rail but not picatinny rings on a weaver rail.
Thats the way I always read the numbers!
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