Scope Ring Question


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KevinR
September 1, 2010, 09:18 PM
Ok here goes, you all can start laughing now. I have always been under the impression that Picatinny and Weaver rings are the same. Are they and if not what is the difference.

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dawico
September 1, 2010, 10:05 PM
The grooves on a Picatinny rail are deeper. Anything made to fit a Picatinny rail will fit a Weaver base, but not vise versa. Some items made for a Weaver base will fit a Picatinny base, but not all. This is my understanding of the difference.

rcmodel
September 2, 2010, 01:13 PM
The major difference is, the width of the recoil cross-slots in the Picatinny rail are wider then a Weaver.

Assuming the rail is made to mil-spec:
Any Weaver clamp will fit any Picatinny rail.
Not all Picatinny clamps will fit Weaver bases, because the cross bolt is too big to fit the recoil slot.

See this:
http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/lid=12631/GunTechdetail/Picatinny_Rails__Weaver_Rails__What_s_The_Difference_

rc

MrBob
September 3, 2010, 11:17 AM
the width of the recoil cross-slots in the Picatinny rail are wider then a Weaver

yep, exactly

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