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Rifles With 16.5 mm Dovetail Mounting Surface


The 16.5 mm dovetail is commonly found on a variety of popular rifles, including the Tikka T3, Brno ZKM 611 and 617 and many more. This dovetail size primarily refers to the width of the upper mounting surface, allowing for secure attachment of mounts without needing screws to penetrate the receiver.

Mounts can be clamped onto the dovetail, exerting sufficient force to ensure there is no movement during recoil. Many rifles featuring a 16.5 mm dovetail also incorporate a recoil cutout, which enhances stability and resistance to recoil. This cutout is typically positioned either horizontally or on the rear left side of the mounting surface. For instance, the recoil groove on the Tikka T3 is located atop the receiver between mounting holes, while on the CZ 527, it is etched on the left side of the rear mounting surface.

Technical drawing of the Dovetail mounting surface
16.5 mm Dovetail on Brno CZ 527, Source: greatnorthgunco.ca

Rifles That Are Equipped With 16.5 mm Dovetail

The 16.5 mm dovetail comes in various configurations to accommodate different rifle models. These include the 16.5 mm Dovetail With Holes, 16.5 mm Dovetail Without Holes, 16.5 mm with Tikka T3 surface, 16.5 mm with Tikka T3 surface without Holes etc. Note that some older models may lack the recoil cutout, and receivers such as those on the Tikka T3 may also feature drilled and tapped holes for alternative mounting options.

Below, we have provided a list of rifles that are equipped with the 16.5 mm dovetail, regardless of the individual differences in design.

Although the rifles listed above all feature the 16.5 mm dovetail, there are structural differences in the design of the mounting surfaces that prevent scope mounts from being universally interchangeable among them.

To clarify these distinctions, we have grouped the rifles into specific categories within the 16.5 mm dovetail range. Below, you will find a list of these groups, each designed to ensure that one-piece and two-piece scope mounts are interchangeable within the same group.

16.5 mm Dovetail With Holes


Some rifles featuring the 16.5 mm dovetail also include holes that are drilled and tapped directly on top of the mounting surface.

Below, we have provided a list of rifles that are equipped with the 16.5 mm dovetail with holes.

16.5 mm Dovetail Without Holes

Some rifles are equipped with the 16.5 mm dovetail but do not include additional holes on the mounting surface. These models strictly utilize the dovetail rail for attaching scopes and other accessories.

Below, we have provided a list of rifles that are equipped with the 16.5 mm dovetail without holes.

16.5 mm Dovetail With Tikka T3-Like Design

Rifles featuring the 16.5 mm Dovetail with a Tikka T3-like design incorporate a specific contour and structure of the Tikka T3 mounting surface. This design closely aligns with the aesthetics and functional aspects of the Tikka T3’s mounting system, making the scope mounts between these models interchangeable.

Below, is a list of rifles that are equipped with the 16.5 mm dovetail with Tikka T3-like design.

16.5 mm Dovetail With Tikka T3-Like Design Without Holes

Rifles featuring the 16.5 mm Dovetail with a Tikka T3-like design but without holes provide a straightforward mounting surface that mirrors the Tikka T3 style, yet lacks the additional drilled and tapped holes. The design usually retains the positioning of the recoil notch on the mounting surface. This configuration focuses solely on the dovetail for attaching scopes and accessories.

Below, is a list of rifles that are equipped with the 16.5 mm dovetail with a Tikka T3-like design without holes.

16.5 mm Dovetail With Steyr Manlicher SSG 69-Like Design


The 16.5 mm Dovetail with a Steyr Mannlicher SSG 69-like design features a unique mounting configuration that is exclusive to this model. To our knowledge, the SSG 69 is the only rifle in the 16.5 mm category that incorporates this distinct dovetail design.

If you are aware of any other rifles that share the same 16.5 mm mounting surface as this model, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]. We will be happy to expand our database accordingly.

Below, is a list of rifles that are equipped with the 16.5 mm dovetail with Steyr Manlicher SSG 69-like design.

16.5 mm Dovetail With CZ/Brno-Like Design

The 16.5 mm Dovetail with a CZ/Brno-like surface features a design commonly associated with CZ 527 models that feature a rear-positioned recoil notch in the form of a square cutout – similar to the company’s 14.5 mm dovetail design.

Below, is a list of rifles that are equipped with the 16.5 mm dovetail with CZ/Brno-like design.

16.5 mm Dovetail With Sako TRG 22/42-Like Design

The 16.5 mm Dovetail with a Sako TRG 22/42-like design also stands out because it includes six holes for mounting. If you know of any other rifles that share the same 16.5 mm mounting surface as the Sako TRG 22/42, please contact us at [email protected] to help us keep our database accurate and comprehensive.

Below, is a list of rifles that are equipped with the 16.5 mm dovetail with Sako TRG 22/42-like design.

16.5 mm Dovetail With Sako TRG 21/41-Like Design

The Sako TRG 21/41 features a four-hole pattern on top of its 16.5 mm dovetail rail. If you know of any rifles with the same 16.5 mm mounting surface as the Sako TRG 22/42, please contact us at [email protected] to help update our database.

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Rifles With 16.5 mm Dovetail Mounting Surface
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