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.
Sauer has long been known for its precise workmanship. Founded in 1751 in Germany, the company has a rich tradition. Even though they have been around for nearly three hundred years, they remain innovative. One of their most known firearms is Sauer 38H, an advanced semiautomatic pistol that was produced in great numbers – it featured a cocking/decocking lever.
Models 80, 90 and 92 are similar in design and are all classic hunting bolt-action rifles. Model 80, which was introduced in 1972, practically revolutionized gun design because of its innovations. Like all other Sauer firearms, these have an action that runs very smoothly. They combine value, practicality and elegance. There are two holes on each of the mounting surface.
Rifles Sauer 80/90/92 have a similar action as rifles Carl Gustaf 2000 and 3000 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 Sauer 80/90/92 will fit rifles Carl Gustaf 2000 and 3000 while one-piece mounts made for rifles Sauer 80/90/92 will not fit rifles Carl Gustaf 2000 and 3000.
Rifles Sauer 80, 90 and 92 have actions of the same dimensions, which is why they share the same mounts.
This rail does not fit all Sauer 80/90 rifles. Before purchasing it, make sure that the dimensions listed below match the ones on your rifle's receiver. Sometimes, the receiver dimensions of rifles Sauer 80/90 are the same as the ones on Carl Gustaf 2000's receiver. In that case, this is the rail that will fit your Sauer 80/90: EAW Picatinny rail for Carl Gustaf 2000 (check the dimensions).
A: 22 mm
B: 89.4 mm
C: 22 mm
BHU: 0 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||Sauer 80 / 90 / 92|
A, B and C markings refer to the distances between holes on the rail/mount. A is the distance between the front two holes on the rail/mount.
A, B and C markings refer to the distances between holes on the rail/mount. B is the distance between the holes in the middle (usually, that is the distance between the 2nd and 3rd hole on the rail/mount).
A, B and C markings refer to the distances between holes on the rail/mount. C is the distance between the rear two holes on the rail/mount.
BH stands for Bauhöhe (ger.) which means overall height. It is measured from the mounting surface of the rifle to the lower surface of the riflescope's tube.
Often, the elevation adjustment that the riflescope offers is not adequate to compensate for the bullet drop when shooting at long range. When the riflescope runs of out of elevation, a mount with an inclination is needed. 20 MOA is the most common inclination. With it, the user gains 58.2 cm / 100 m of additional elevation range when shooting at the range of 100 m. This is approx. 5.8 Mrad of elevation.