Best fitting picatinny rail for 700 308 TAC-SA

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  1. tgh97531

    tgh97531 Member

    Jan 1, 2010
    What is the best fitting picatinny rail for a 700 308 TAC-SA? Looking for a base that will fit the receiver like a glove so I do not have to bed the bases to the action.
  2. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    I bed them all. No matter how good the base is the receiver top will vary in production rifles.

    But to answer your question directly. I have found Near Mfg. rails to be of the highest quality for fit. I also feel Nightforce rails fit very well too.

    I want to add, I have tested many rails and rings. I have seen many less expensive offerings fail. I set everything up using a straight edge, and centering points. Before I put a scope on I know it will have no induced stress on the tube from misalignment. When you start looking close you start to see where some fall short. This is for sure an area where you get what you pay for. And at long distances it shows up.

  3. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2008
    I use TPS rings, and EGW bases. So far, 0 complaints and will use them again.
  4. Nimrodmar10

    Nimrodmar10 Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2011
    I've got the same rifle with a Nightforce 20 MOA Picatinny that works mighty well. I like the steel bases. They make the receiver more rigid. This helps even more if your receiver bottom is cut for a repeater.
  5. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2011

    I have TPS rings on everything now.

    I also have both EGW and Nightforce bases. Both work great, the EGW just dos it for a whole lot less.

    I'm with Broz as well in that I bed them all.