Dinging of FAL picatinny rail by mounts


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mmike87
February 6, 2006, 12:01 PM
My new FAL has the DSA "Extreme Duty" picatinny rail mounted to the receiver. It's obviously an aluminum part.

I am using a standard ARMS quick release mount (steel) to attack my new Aimpoint ML3 2MOA to the gun.

Is it "normal" for the mont to slightly ding the rail? Nothing major, but you can see where it was mounted. Is this anything to be concerned about, or is it just the nature of the beast?

Thanks.

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Nightcrawler
February 6, 2006, 04:40 PM
I didn't notice any dinging on my XD scope mount, but then, I didn't do a whole lot of mounting and unmounting. You can call DSA if you're not sure, they're usually very helpful. I think it's probably the nature of using steel parts on an aluminum rail, though.

It prettymuch has to be aluminum, though. Can you imagine how much it'd weigh if it were steel? :what:

Father Knows Best
February 6, 2006, 05:01 PM
I think it's probably the nature of using steel parts on an aluminum rail, though.

+1. Steel is harder than aluminum. When you put them together with any type of force (including steel clamps on aluminum rails!), the harder part will mark the softer part.

mmike87
February 6, 2006, 07:59 PM
I didn't notice any dinging on my XD scope mount, but then, I didn't do a whole lot of mounting and unmounting. You can call DSA if you're not sure, they're usually very helpful. I think it's probably the nature of using steel parts on an aluminum rail, though.

It prettymuch has to be aluminum, though. Can you imagine how much it'd weigh if it were steel? :what:

Yeah, the gun is already heavy with the medium contour barrel.

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