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.
Weatherby was founded in America, California, in 1945 by Roy Weatherby. The company is famous for their Magnum cartridges which were devised on the belief that one shot-kills are best achieved with high-speed and lightweight bullets.
Mark V is Weatherby's revolutionary action. Devised in 1957, it soon became one of the most popular actions on the market. Many like to call it „the strongest action of all“ as it is designed so that it can withstand a huge amount of pressure. It has a pair of holes on each of the mounting surfaces. The left side of the ejection port is blocked to ensure that empty cartridges are always ejected to the right side. The action-is push feed and requires only 57 degrees of bolt lift, which makes it fast to operate. There are three gas ports in the bolt body.
A: 22 mm
B: 113.8 mm
C: 15.3 mm
BHU: 3.2 mm
R1: R17 mm
R2: R60 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||Weatherby Mark V|
|BH height||6 mm|