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Picatinny & Weaver

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Langenator, Dec 13, 2003.

  1. Langenator

    Langenator Well-Known Member

    What exactly is the difference?

    I feel so untactical. :p
  2. cookhj

    cookhj Well-Known Member

    one is named after picatinny arsenal and the other is named after a guy named weaver :neener:
  3. Quintin Likely

    Quintin Likely Well-Known Member

    I think its the way they're slotted. A Picatinny/MIL-STD-1913 rail has slots running horizontally, so that the rings can be solidly locked into specific spots. A Weaver rail doesn't, so you can stick the rings anywhere you want along the vertical part of the rail (vertically and horizontally looking at the top of the rail). I've got a flattop AR, but I've never tried sticking anything on it other than the carry handle, so I don't exactly know how it'd bolt up. The diamensions of the rings may be different by a few thousandths too, I can't remember.

  4. DougCxx

    DougCxx Well-Known Member

    -What I was told was, a Picatinny rail has wider cross-slots and stronger "cross-locking" parts to resist recoil better. What this means in practical terms is that Weaver scope rings will fit onto a Picatinny rail, but Picatinny scope rings will -not- fit on a Weaver rail.

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