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.
Haenel was established in 1840 in Suhl by royal Prussian commissar Carl Gottlieb Haenel. Hugo Schmeisser, who used to be co-owner and general manager of Haenel, designed many of the firearms that they introduced. Among their products are bolt action rifles, semi-automatic rifles, single-shot rifles, over and under combinations guns etc. Today, Haenel is part of the Merkel group which is a part of Tawazun Holding (UAE).
Haenel Jäger 10 is a bolt-action rifle, available in the following calibers: .223 Rem., .243 Win., .270 Win., .30-06, .308 Win., 6.5x55 SE, 7x64, 8x57 IS, 9.3x62, 7mm Rem. Mag and .300 Win. Mag. The standard model's barrel length is 560 mm, magnum 610 mm. All standard-caliber models have 3+1 magazines with the exception of Haenel Jäger chambered for .223 Rem. which is equipped with a 4+1 magazine. Magnum models use 2+1 magazines. There are two mounting holes drilled on each of the two mounting surfaces. The ejection port is on the right side of the rifle. The rifle is available in 11 different versions. The differences between these rifle versions are mainly in the material of the stock, outer diameter of the barrel and absence or presence of sights.
Rifles Remington 700, 78 LA (long-action), Mauser M96, Mauser M97, Sauer 100, Sauer 101, Bergara B14 (LA), Haenel Jäger 10 and Roessler Titan 16 have actions of the same dimensions, which is why they share the same mounts.
This mount is suitable for all Haenel Jaeger rifles up from the series Nr. JX-000921.
A: 21.9 mm
B: 113.9 mm
C: 15.24 mm
BHU: 3 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|
|In production since||N/A|
|BH height||6.5 mm|
|Scope / Sight type||Picatinny Rail|