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This is a spin off on another topic.  Just came to me as I read another post.  
 
Would cutting the end of a picatinny rail weaken the integrity of the base itself to a point of it effecting its purpose.....  Example, say I got a rail on a gun, the rings mount on the base above the mounting holes of the base to the receiver.  That said the scope bell contacts the muzzle end of the the base with low rings and causes one to have to use higher rings.  Could you simply "hack" the end that is making contact using low rings off?  Say you have 1.5" of unused rail, not holding the scope rings or with any securing mounting screws through it? 
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If the end is outside of the foreward mounting screws, removing the extension should not affect the strength.
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Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

If the end is outside of the foreward mounting screws, removing the extension should not affect the strength.


+1 with that info. As a matter of fact, I asked a similar question to Richard Near and that was his response also.
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Good to know.  Thanks for the responses guys. 
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