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Thread: Swarovski rail system - is this the future?

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    Swarovski rail system - is this the future?

    I don't keep up with the latest innovations, but I was on a website and noticed this. Seems like a good idea. Only downside I can see is it is hard to clean in the gap underneath. I assume they are easy to take off.

    Just wondering what those ahead of the curve think?

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    Linky Bob?
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    http://uk.swarovskioptik.com/jaeger/...g_rifle_scopes

    This shows the rail system. There will be more on the site, rails etc.

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    There seems to be a reluctance to rail mounted scopes in the UK,as the rail mounts themselves seem expensive, although a set of Optilocks aren't cheap. Definitely a more solid,simpler mounting system and really should be the way forward.

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    I use a Swarovski rail mount on my M03 i have a z6i 2.5-15x44 and it is a great mount system the scope has teeth along the rail which lock into teeth on the mount and when it's all bolted together it physically cannot move anywhere as its locked in and the scope is perfectly level

    there is a filler strip which covers the exposed rail to stop anything getting in there and to finish it all off neatly

    cant fault the system and very happy with it , I genuinely can't see any negatives to be honest

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markfox View Post
    I genuinely can't see any negatives to be honest
    Mark

    How you optically centre a scope that is rail mounted? I have three scopes mounted on picatinny rails and none of them are interchangeable. At least with picatinny rails I can swap the rings around and/or use Burris Signature Rings with inserts to utilise the optical centre of the scope.

    Regards

    JCS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markfox View Post
    I genuinely can't see any negatives to be honest
    Choice of mounts
    cost of mounts
    availability of mounts
    No inclined systems
    choice of remedial solutions to poor scope/receiver/turret alignment
    mounts are rifle AND scope brand specific (more difficult to sell)
    scope is more expensive and less desirable in the UK

    i personally like the idea but don't use them for many of the reasons above

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    Nothing new about rails - I have a zeiss distal 6x42 on a claw mount on a combination gun built in 1974, and many used a lot earlier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markfox View Post
    cant fault the system and very happy with it , I genuinely can't see any negatives to be honest
    Oftentimes the scope with rail has to be installed higher than scope w/o rail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jthyttin View Post
    Oftentimes the scope with rail has to be installed higher than scope w/o rail.

    the Mauser and blaser rails will mount a 56mm scope at the same height whether rings or rail

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