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Swaro rail set up

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Topic: Swaro rail set up
Posted By: Dale Clifford
Subject: Swaro rail set up
Date Posted: February/08/2006 at 09:46
Has anyone tried Swaro scopes with the rail set in the scope itself? Looks like a good solution to a lot of problems.

Posted By: Brady
Date Posted: August/15/2006 at 09:45 - il

Posted By: muhgi
Date Posted: August/16/2006 at 11:16
I have one and really like it. It is nice not to have to worry about leveling the scope anymore. (Yes, I know this assumes that the receiver itself is level...)

I put one on my 6.8 SPC AR-15 and checked the bore sight. It was on. When I actually shot it, I just had to adjust it up 6-8 inches at 100 yards.

The rings are very low. I have the scope on a Larue 5/8" rise on my flattop AR and the height is perfect.

I don't care for the track protection mechanism they provide. It is a piece of plastic you cut up that is supposed to sit in the track between and around the ring-bases. I've got the forward ring-base as far forward as it will go in the rail and there isn't enough track left to hold the plastic there. Not a big deal--other than getting dusty, I'm not even sure why they bothered with the plastic.


Posted By: gozarian
Date Posted: August/17/2006 at 01:07
What rifles are the mounting bases available for?  Looks like a Sako "grooved" style base which would not work with our typical Remington/Winchester etc.  I have searched and have not been able to find any more info on the subject, has anyone else?

Posted By: Brady
Date Posted: August/17/2006 at 10:04

The mounting bases are designed to mount on to a weaver style mount. The mounting bases alone are not designed for a particular gun, but for a weaver rail. Put some Leupold QRW/PRW bases on your Remington/Winchester and you can mount this scope.

Posted By: gozarian
Date Posted: August/17/2006 at 11:58
Thanks Brady.  I'm curious, how much more or less does the rail mounted scope weigh versus the ring/base combination setup?

Posted By: muhgi
Date Posted: August/18/2006 at 08:40

I'm not Brady, but I would say "it depends". It depends on what you are comparing. My scope is a Swarovski 1.5-6x42. The non-rail version lists 15.7 ounces for the scope. The railed version lists 16.2.

Assuming good steel rings _and_ a riser or base equivalent to a riser, I would guess that it comes out about a wash in practical terms.

On the other hand, comparing the railed scope with a riser against a non-railed scope with high rings, I'd say the rings are going to weigh less than the riser, simply because there is more mass to a riser.

If you can use low rings on a non-railed scope or the ring-mounts for the railed scope, I'd say again that weight is a wash in practical terms.


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