Re: Rem 700 SA putting rail on?
With any scope mounting system you are dealing with what is known as "accumulation of tolerances". Nothing is made 'perfectly', piece after piece. Hence, the need to bed the base if the tolerances are too great, and the need to lap or ream the rings for alinement. When a one piece base, be it a rail or your general 1 piece type, is distorted with screw pressure (the mounting screws) the same kind of stress is induced as is experienced with improper bedding. A stressed one piece base also stresses the scope tube. Quality rails are available from all the common sources, MidWay, Brownells, ect. A quality made rail will not cure all the stress related issues, but , it'll help. "Cheap" parts will just compound the problem.
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