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Della
(@della)
Joined: 1 year ago
Posts: 9
2018-05-10 21:36:01  

Can anyone help with milling a two piece picatinny rail to fit a Daystate 11mm dovetail rail. I’ve tried just about every adapter out there and they all are a compromise.

Id pay any reasonable price  

Thanks for considering  

 

 


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Chris Oldfield
(@kyairgunner)
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 33
2018-05-11 08:16:33  

i would skip the ideal of a dove tail mounted picatinny rail.  Instead pick up picatatinny rail raw stock or take a existing mount and just machine a slot in the bottom to fit over the 11mm mount.  Then drill and tap the new mount to the gun.  should work good and stronger than adapter style mount. 

Chris Oldfield
Independence, Kentucky 41051
859-750-3510
kyairgunner@hotmail.com


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Della
(@della)
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2018-05-11 09:01:29  

Thanks Chris,

That's exactly my thoughts as well, but I have neither the skills nor the equipment for such a task. That's why I was hoping someone here could mill something to the required specs.

 

Pat Clark


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Gratewhitehuntr
(@gratewhitehuntr)
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 250
2018-05-11 09:32:55  

Could you explain the problem in a little more detail?

Where is the compromise? Length?

 

What style are you using, or have you tried?

 

If I understand Chris correctly, he is advocating drill and tap with the mount in place.

Is that correct Chris?

 

 

There you have it, the world according to John.


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Della
(@della)
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2018-05-11 10:27:16  

Drill & tap is ideal. What I'm looking to do is have a picatinny rail milled to the proper height, ideally have a 20moa cant built in and cut into two pieces placed before and after the magazine. I'd like to use existing Seekins low rings and have the milled rail allow for minimal objective clearance. This way I can swap with my powder burning rifles.

 

Her's a pic with Sportsmatch dovetail rings:

AirWolfScope


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Della
(@della)
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2018-05-18 08:36:04  

Is it possible?

Thanks


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Chris Oldfield
(@kyairgunner)
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 33
2018-05-18 10:10:58  

Sorry so slow to respond.  I don't have much time to get on the forums much anymore.  I have pictures at home but not here with me at work.  What I was thinking is make a one piece rail long enough to span your reciever, mill with a 20moa cant to the lower side.  Then a slot on the bottom is milled the same width and height of your existing rail.  The new mount would sit over your old dovetail covering it up.  It would be then drilled and tapped on to your receiver.  The center section that is not needed (or wanted) is then removed leaving you a nice two piece picatinny rail with the correct spacing between slots on both ends.  Mounts could be easily removed if needed to use the original dovetails.  Only change to your gun would be a few holes drilled and tapped on top of receiver.   The mount is made as a one piece first and attached to the gun to correctly line up the  new mounts.  Hope this make since.  I have done this several times on my guns in the past.  Bye, Chris

Chris Oldfield
Independence, Kentucky 41051
859-750-3510
kyairgunner@hotmail.com


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Della
(@della)
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2018-05-18 21:05:37  

Thanks for the detailed reply Chris, you’ve described exactly what I envisioned.

My goal is to mill a rail to the exact height (approx .4”) that would allow low Seekins rings to sit just about the same height off the bore as my Creedmoor rifles.

I have two March scopes that I’d like to move around easily between rifles. The reason I’m asking here is I have neither the tooling nor the know how to machine the rail myself and was hoping someone here would be willing to help with the task. I can’t seem to find a gunsmith locally willing to work on air rifles.

Thanks again for your suggestions.

Pat

 


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marflow
(@marflow)
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 613
2018-06-25 23:29:08  

I found these mount adapters a few years back and they are real junk BUT if you cut them in half with a plain old hacksaw they are no longer junk but very useful

they are 1.5 inches long with 2 screws so they bite hard, not tall at all and they are very cheap

have many sets for that next project    just an idea no more no less

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2pcs-Picatinny-11mm-Dovetail-to-7-8-20mm-Weaver-Rail-Adapter-Scope-Mount/262540623332?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649

we all don't own mills and lathes but we all better have a hacksaw LOL

Mike


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