Help! Picatinny rail for Browning A-Bolt

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by guncrzy, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. guncrzy

    guncrzy Active Member

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    Hey guys...I have been lurking on the site for quite some time now and thought it was time to join. I have a Browning A-bolt in 7mm that I am trying to find a 20moa picatinny rail for. I want a rail that has an integrated recoil lug but cant seem to find one. I have searched the internet for some time and have contacted Badger and Nightforce about their steel rails. Badger does not make one to fit my gun.....nightforce has not replied yet. EGW makes one but it is alumminun and does not have the recoil lug. Warne makes a steel rail and I have contacted them as I cannot find any information if theirs has a recoil lug or not. Any of you guys have a browning a-bolt and what have you used? any suggestions? A nightforce scope with their ultralight rings will be mounted on the rail. Thanks!
     

  2. drbill

    drbill Well-Known Member

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    I use a Ken Farrell base on mine. It doesn't have a recoil lug but if you call them they can make custom stuff for you. Good stuff and they are easy to work with. I have had good success with their stuff. :)
     

  3. guncrzy

    guncrzy Active Member

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    Thanks for the reply! I am curious as to why recoil lugs on a long action rail isnt the standard? I wonder if I really need a recoil lug? I do have a muzzle break on the rifle but I just want to be sure that the stresses from recoil arent too much for the screws....again thenks for your help.
     
  4. drbill

    drbill Well-Known Member

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    I don't think you need a recoil lug. I don't have a muzzle brake on mine but maybe I should get one. I use blue loctite on mine and have shot it 100s and 100s of times and it hasn't come loose. I am secure in what I believe. I hope you believe too. It has handled the stresses just fine, my scope has always returned to original poi.
     
  5. guncrzy

    guncrzy Active Member

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    I contacted the company and they can make one with a recoil lug but its gonna cost me 200 bucks. Now I have to make the decision on whether or not I want to spend the extra money to have one custom made for the lug or not haha.....again thanks for the info. You have been very helpful.
     
  6. wyomingblizzard

    wyomingblizzard Well-Known Member

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    I have one from Murphy Pesision. It has worked very well.
     
  7. guncrzy

    guncrzy Active Member

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    That murpheys rail looks pretty! I like how they have the option of titanium. Thanks for the heads up!
     
  8. guncrzy

    guncrzy Active Member

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    Does anyone know a company that supplies picatinny rails that has a integrated recoil lug for a browning a-bolt? I really dont want to have to pay extra to have one custom made but I want the reassurance of the recoil lug...thanks!
     
  9. dig

    dig Well-Known Member

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    You will be fine without a lug, if my 338-378 and 416 with hundreds of rounds hold up your 7mm will be fine. The Murphy rails are great cant say enough good things.