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Old 01-27-2007, 08:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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School me on picatinny mounts

My new leupold 6.5x20 LRT scope will be here monday and I need some 30mm rings. I am looking at the tactical picatinny mounts and rings and wondering if they are worth the money.

I currently have leupold dual dovetail mounts and haven't had any issues but I will be getting a new barrel soon and would like to wring all the accuracy I can from this thing.

It's a remington sendero used for hunting/target shooting 60/40.

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Old 01-27-2007, 10:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's just a one piece Weaver with more forward/rearward adjustability.
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It's just a one piece Weaver with more forward/rearward adjustability.
Then why are they so damned expensive?

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Old 01-27-2007, 10:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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try this one instead, much cheaper

http://cgi.ebay.com/Remington-700-LA...QQcmdZViewItem

most Weaver rails are milled flat, Picatinny rails have an angle milled into them to allow for adjustability. I saw one that could adjust 20 MOA just by moving the scope forward/backward. this one has 25 MOA

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Old 01-27-2007, 11:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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arn't the picatinny designed for quick optics changes without losing zeros(have to mark the location somehow) or that what I was told.
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arn't the picatinny designed for quick optics changes without losing zeros(have to mark the location somehow) or that what I was told.
Yes, but the same can be done with Weaver bases. the difference is the one piece is said to be stronger. this is because 2 piece mounts can theoretically move in relation to each other, changing your poi.

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Old 01-28-2007, 08:54 AM   #7 (permalink)
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It's just a one piece Weaver with more forward/rearward adjustability.
not that simple, there are diffrences in the 2 as well. The slot spacing in the Weaver rail is 3.8 mm, the slot spacing on the Picatinny rail is 5 mm.
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