Picatinny rail consists of slots with 5.23 mm spaces between one another, which means that it can be used across its entire length. It is simple to mount and interchangeable – if something is made for a Picatinny rail, it will fit regardless of the manufacturer or manufacturing date. It is affordable, resilient and reliable – this is why it so commonly used by professionals and military. Because of all its great qualities, Picatinny rail has been dominating the rail market in the recent years.
Picatinny is a big step forward from the Weaver standard. Weaver has a few predesignated slots while Picatinny has slots all over its surface, allowing the device to be mounted wherever the user finds it fitting. Weaver's slot is 3.8 mm wide, which is why all mounts made for Picatinny will also fit on a Weaver rail while those made for Weaver will not fit on a Picatinny rail. This is one of the main reasons why Picatinny is a far better mounting solution.
EAW is a German company, known for producting top-quality mounts. Their Picatinny rails, which are all made from steel, have a nice finish and come with a unique channel in the middle, allowing the user to clearly see the rifle's sights. Screws are included. EAW chooses only the best materials for their products. All of these great features; however, come at quite a steep price.
Krico is a German company, established in 1878 in Esslingen am Zollberg and named Kriegeskorte at the start after its founder. After World War 2, the was banned from production of firearms by the Allies. The company slowly gained permission for production of various firearms – in 1947 they started making slaughter firearms; in 1949, they started making pistols; in 1951, they were allowed to make small caliber rifles etc. After a failed shotgun venture the company went bankrupt. Since 2006, the company is no longer involved in production but deals with logistics instead.
Krico Model 700 was introduced in 1962 and was chambered for .17 Rem., .222 Rem., .222 Rem. Mag., .223 Rem., 5.6x50 Mag., .243 Win., .308 Win., 5.6x67 mm and .22-250 Rem. It is 112 cm long and is equipped with a 60 cm long barrel. The series was soon extended: in 1982, Model 700D was launched. It was avaialble in the following calibers: 6.5x55, 6.5x57, .270 Win., 7x57, 7x64, .30-06 Sprg. and 9.3x62 mm. At approx. the same time, 700D Magnum was introduced (calibers: 6.5x68 mm, 7 mm Rem. Mag., 7.5x55 mm, .300 Win. Mag., 8x68 S and 9.3x64 mm. Some more versions were released but mechanical and technical specifications remained the same throughout the years. All of these versions use the same mounts.
Model 900 is a larger version of Model 700. It was developed for big cartridges from .308 WIn. up to .375 H&H Mag. The rifle is 108 cm long. The bolt has three locking lugs. There are mounting holes and a dove-tail on the receiver for mounting purposes. This was a prototype for Model 902.
Krico introduced Model 902 in 2000. It is chambered for .243 Win., 6.5x55 mm, .270 Win., 7x64 mm, .308 Win., .30-06 Sprg. and 9.3x62 mm. Other calibers are available on request. This is a safe modular repeating rifle (it features a manual cocking method). It is also a modular rifle, meaning that the user can easily exchange a barrel for one of a different caliber. There are mounting holes and two dove-tail grooves on the receiver for mounting purposes. 902 has three locking lugs on the bolt, same as Model 900. Bolt head is removable. Trigger is a combination of a preset trigger and a direct-action trigger. The magazine has a capacity of 3 cartridges, but a 5-cartridge magazine is also available separately. The rifle is 108 cm long. There are several versions available: All Weather, Deluxe, Stutzen and Varmint.
Rifles Krico 700/900/902 have a similar action as rifles Heym SR 21 and SR 30. The radiuses of the mounting surfaces are the same but there is a difference in B distance (see the picture below). This is why two-piece mounts made for rifles Krico 700/900/902 will fit Heym SR 21 and Heym SR 30 while one-piece mounts will not fit them.
A: 22 mm
B: 103.4 mm
C: 12.7 mm
BHU: 2 mm
Remove all the stains (grease, oil etc.) from the rifle's receiver with a cleaning fluid (acetone). Once the surface is clean and dry, check whether the screws match the rail and the holes on the receiver. Make sure that the Picatinny rail is compatible with the the rifle by inspecting the mounting holes on both. Before mounting the rail permanently, apply a minimal amount of thread-locking fluid 278 or 648 on screws and contact surfaces. Be careful not to get the fluid in or near the mounting holes. Carefully clean the remaining excess fluid around the rail with a cleaning fluid. Using a torque driver, screw the screws appropriately (up to 2.2 Nm) – do not overtighten.
The product has a warranty period of 30 years.
|Mount series||EAW Picatinny Rails|
|Suitable for||Krico 700 / 900 / 902 Deluxe|
|BH height||6.5 mm|