Expand the functionality of your 10/22 rifle with a true Picatinny rail for mounting professional rings and optics usually reserved for higher priced firearms platforms. Our 10/22 PICATINNY SCOPE RAIL is precision CNC machined in the USA from billet aircraft grade aluminum (not an extrusion or a forging) and hard anodized for a durable finish. It is available in multiple colors and finishes to match your gun.
The 10/22 PICATINNY SCOPE RAIL provides greater forward eye relief for larger optics and is precision machined to mirror the profile of the Ruger factory receiver while simultaneously providing smooth angles to blend the rail into the receiver.
The 10/22 PICATINNY SCOPE RAIL is countersunk for attachment to your receiver using four supplied 8-32 screws, which require your receiver to be hand tapped to resize the factory holes to accomodate the larger screws. The larger screws enable the rail to be more securely and permanently attached to the receiver to support heavier and larger optics. The 8x32 TAP, which is NOT included, is standard in most tap and die sets or is available seperately.
We offer a variety of scope rails for 10/22 factory receivers with models for every application and budget. Refer to the "RELATED PRODUCTS" section for this product for other offerings.
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This 8-32 rail is easily installed on your factory 10/22 receiver using 8-32 pointed taps part # 01498 (available separately). Installation is quick and easy and does not require any tools other than a hand tap holder.
You should not drill the holes in the receiver. Simply apply some heavy oil to each of the holes and then with a hand tap (not a drill etc), gently and carefully screw the taps in to the existing holes as you feel the tap begin to cut. The receiver material is soft enough and the holes in the receiver are already large enough with the existing thread for the 8-32 taps to simply cut the holes to the one size larger thread. Screw each tap in beyond the pointed cutting surface of the tap (about 1/3 of the tap) and then unscrew the tap. Repeat for each hole and then blow the holes out with compressed air to remove any metal chips while not scratching the receiver.
You can then install our 8-32 rail with the screws included with the rail which will provide considerably more thread for a positive lockup between the rail and the receiver. A small amount of Locktite is preferred to ensure that the screws never loosen unintentionally. Use caution not to over torque the 8-32 screws. It will require more force to strip the 8-32 screws than it would for the factory supplied #6 screws, but the aluminum receiver material can still be stripped even with the 8-32 screws if too much torque force is applied.