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 producing 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.
Sako is a Finnish firearm producer located in Riihimäki. After World War 2 they began manufacturing rifles. Their first invention was the model L42 rifle. With time, Sako expanded their production, making more than 40 different models of firearms with various rifle chamberings. Company was owned by a series of various owners – currently, Berreta Holding owns the company. In 2013, Sako reached a new production record of over 100.000 rifles produced.
Sako, models TRG 22 and 42 are Finnish sniper rifles. These successors of TRG 21 and 42 were first introduced in 1999 and are still in production today.
Model 22 is chambered in .260 Rem. and .308 Win. while Model 42 is chambered in .300 Win. Mag. and .338 Lapua Mag. Model 22's barrel length is 51 or 66 cm; model 42's barrel length is 69 cm. Barrels are free floating. Latest 42 models have double plungers for more effective cartridge ejection. Both models are extremely effective at very long range shooting and are perfect for competitions. They are equipped with a 16.5 mm dove-tail. For mounting purposes, there are also six mounting holes on the receiver, three at the front and three at the rear. Bolt has three locking lugs and a 60-degree opening angle. The ejection port is located on the right side of the rifle. Cartridges are ejected automatically when pulling the action.
This mount is attached to the rifle's dove-tail and fixed with 4 provided screws.
A1: 22 mm
A: 22 mm
B: 65.5 mm
C: 22 mm
C1: 22 mm
D: 16.5 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 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||Sako TRG 22/42|
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.