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EGW Picattiny rail
« on: January 30, 2012, 07:37:37 AM »
Looking at a rail setup for the glass on top of my Encore barrels. I'm having a hard time getting the eye relief I need and I think that the more locations I have to mount the ring would help solve my issue. 2 scopes I have I can't slide forward enough in the rings because either the rear bell of the scope hits the rear ring or the center section of the scope hits the front ring. I think if I have more options on where I can locate the rings it will help.
The scopes I'm having issues with are a Burris Fullfield 3.5-10x50 and a Leupold vxIII 4.5-14x50. I have a little Vortex Diamondback that works fine in the Talley 1 piece LW base. Neither of the other 2 scopes work in either the Tally or a Leupold DD setup.

http://www.opticsplanet.net/egw-thompson-center-encore-picatinny-rail-scope-mount.html

Anyone care to suggest a ring setup that will work well with the rail? I have Weaver rings but I think I will keep looking at my options. EGW makes some nice looking rings too.

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« Last Edit: January 30, 2012, 08:09:28 AM by Michael »
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Re: EGW Picattiny rail
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2012, 08:29:07 AM »
I was thinking of trying at least 1 set of those since I already have a base. I need 2 complete setups, however they play out.

The Vortex and the Talley will be on the 22-250 barrel. My next decision is the other 2 barrels and scopes. Which goes to what....that's a whole other topic.
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Re: EGW Picattiny rail
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2012, 08:48:37 AM »
Call customer service and see if they can help?
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Re: EGW Picattiny rail
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2012, 08:54:42 AM »
I might do that. I was just looking for some input regarding the use of the rails and what a good quality ring is with them. I'm not too into a weaver ring, just never been too impressed with them, they seem kinda cheesy. I've never used a rail before so just wondering if they work well. I think I have to go with the 0moa one. The other option is the 20moa one but I think those are more for long range stuff?

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Re: EGW Picattiny rail
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2012, 02:45:45 PM »
Yeah, the 20moa base would allow you more up ajustment out of your scope for long range shooting I run a rail on my. 300RUM with Mark 4 rings. It is a pretty solid setup  :twocents:
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Re: EGW Picattiny rail
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2012, 03:14:33 PM »
Yeah, the 20moa base would allow you more up ajustment out of your scope for long range shooting I run a rail on my. 300RUM with Mark 4 rings. It is a pretty solid setup  :twocents:

I won't be getting into that with this rifle anyway....As long as I'm not dialing turrets up and down I don't need the 20moa, correct? Are you running the EGW on your rifle or a different brand?

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Re: EGW Picattiny rail
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2012, 07:48:23 PM »
Correct, you do not need the 20moa base. I don't have the EGW, and I honestly can't remember which brand mine is but I don't think I paid much more than $20-$30 for it.
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Re: EGW Picattiny rail
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2012, 10:06:12 PM »
I had a rail mount for the rifle(not sure what brand) and picked up some of the Burris Extreme Tactical rings and mounted everything up tonight on the .300 win mag barrel. It works sweet.  Useless info...the rifle with the 28" 300wm bull barrel, Leupold VXIII 4.5-14x50 and a Harris UL short legged bipod all up weighs in at 9.2 lbs on my bathroom scale, which is likely only sort of accurate. Not bad, I was expecting a little heavier. Gonna boresight it tomorrow and sling some lead this weekend. Looking forward to trying out the new glass. At some point I might upgrade the rail but it will work like a champ for now. I still have another barrel in .280Rem and a scope I think I will use one of those offset Leupold DD rings for.
Thanks for the input.

 


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