Im currently thinking about a new rifle. Looking very hard at the Remington 700 SPS Synth/Stain in 7mm-08, as Howa dont do a 7mm-08 (the swines!) this will replace the .243 I have atm. I think Im going to modify the gun along the way, as and when I can afford.
I've seen/heard a fair bit of these rails, but dont really know why they are better than the normal setup. If they offer a considerable advantage I shall get one. If some knowledgable chap could tell me more I would be ratgher grateful.
I'm going to put a S&B 8x56 on it, with a 1" tube (dont know if that makes a difference). The scope is sitting on said .243 at the moment, in Warne rings - Ideally I would take these onto the new setup, would this be possible on a rail?
So in short :-
Why is a rail worth it?
Which one do I get?
Where do I buy it?