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 ring mounts made for a Weaver rail will also fit on a Picatinny rail while ring mounts made specifically for a Picatinny rail will not fit on a Weaver rail. This is one of the main reasons why Picatinny is a far better mounting solution.
Recknagel is currently the biggest manufacturer of mounts in Germany. Their Picatinny rails, known for great fit and finish, are mostly made of high-grade aluminum (a few are also made of steel), which is why they are very reliable. Screws are included. Currently, a common trend among rifle manufacturers is making receivers out of aluminum – mounting a Picatinny rail made of aluminum on one of those receivers is thus not problematic. Their products are marketed either under the name Recknagel or Era-Tac.
Browning Arms Company is a manufacturer of firearms and fishing gear with headquarters in America. They offer a wide selection of firearms and are most known for the following firearms: BPS shotgun, A-bolt rifle, X-bolt rifle, BAR semi-automatic rifle and Auto-5 semi-automatic shotgun.
X-bolt LA (long action) features the X-Lock scope mounting system which uses four screws on both mounting surfaces (8 in total) – this allows the bases to sit accurately and firmly on the receiver. The distance between the inner mounting holes of the LA-model (long action model) is 93.84 mm. It can be chambered for the following calibers: 26 Nosler, 7mm Rem. Mag., 28 Nosler, .300 Win. Mag., .270 Win., 30-06 Spr., .25-06 Rem., .280 Rem., .338 Win. Mag., 375 H&H Mag.
Browning X-bolt is available in three versions:
X-bolt LA (long action)
X-bolt SA (short action)
X-bolt SSA (super short action)
When a rifle is available in more than one action length, only two-piece mounts are interchangeable between these rifles (a two-piece mount made for Browning X-bolt long action can also be mounted on Browning X-bolt short action). One-piece mounts will only fit a rifle with a specific action length (a one-piece mount made for Browning X-bolt long action will not fit either Browning X-bolt short action or Browning X-bolt super short action).
A: 17.78 mm
B: 93.84 mm
C: 17.78 mm
F/G: 13 mm
BHU: 1.9 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 10 years.
|Mount series||ERA-TAC Picatinny Rails|
|Suitable for||Browning X-bolt Long|
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.