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Picatinny or weaver base

  • 12-01-2022 9:43pm
    Registered Users Posts: 100 ✭✭

    Just wondering what people mostly use.Getting new 223 and I was offered 2 piece warne weaver base but was thinking with me using a NV add-on a picattiny rail would be more useful.

    I won't be shooting long range shooting so 300yrds max probably so would I be better off with 0moa rail or a 20moa as the latter seem more common.Or is the weaver still a good base system and adjustable enough.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,026 ✭✭✭clivej

    I put picatinny rails on all my rifles. It makes it so easy chop and change the scopes.

  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 28,455 Mod ✭✭✭✭Cass

    As with Clive above I prefer picatinny rails on all my rifles for ease of scope removal/replacement.

    Also I tend to go for an inclined rail. Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.

    Simple way to check is dial your scope all the way down and count the MOA (clicks divided by 4 or 8 depending on click value). If its over 20 then get the inclined rail. If its only 5 to 15 them its a personal choice but not strictly necessary.

    Ideally you want the scope as mechanically centred as possible and if the rail reduces the amount of elevation needed on the scope, to get zero, then all the better.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 100 ✭✭17hmr1

    Thanks both for the advice I was kinda thinking the same even though I wouldn't be a fan of how they look.Main thing is scope doesn't move and it gives me some adjustment for NV.