Contessa Picatinny Rail for Anschütz 54 (20 MOA) Details
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.
Contessa is an Italian company, famous for producing aesthetically appealing mounts with a nice finish. The tolerances of the produced pieces are very tight – there are no deviations, the mounts are very carefully machined. Contessa’s Picatinny rails are made from steel and come with their unique screws which fit nicely into the rail. The screws have a huge contact surface and a bigger head than screws of other mount manufacturers, while the thread is the same. Contessa’s Picatinny rails, made in Italy, are available in both 0 MOA and 20 MOA versions. Throughout the middle of the rail, there is a canal so that the rail can be used together with rifle’s sights.
20 MOA Inclination
20 MOA inclination is only needed when the scope runs out of elevation. For example, when shooting at the range of 100 m, shooter gains 58.2 cm / 100 m of additional elevation range with a 20 MOA mount. This is approximately 5.8 Mrad of elevation. To make things even clearer – if the target was placed at 100 m, the scope with 20 MOA inclined rail would aim to the center of the target while the rifle’s barrel would aim 58 cm higher than the scope. This gives the shooter extra elevation needed for long range shooting. If you plan to shoot on distances longer than 600 meters, use of rail with 20 MOA is greatly recommended. There is no negative effect of the inclined Picatinny rail in the mounting setup if you only shoot on shorter distances. The same goes also the other way around, since if you don’t shoot on extreme distances then Picatinny rail with inclination is not needed.
About the rifle
Anschütz is a renowned manufacturer of sporting firearms with headquarters in Ulm, Germany. J.G. They produce air pistols, air rifles, rimfire and centerfire rifles. The company was founded in 1856 by Julius Gottfried Anschütz. Currently, Anschütz manufactures rifles for hunting, biathlon and target competitions. Additionally, the company is also known as one of the major shareholders of Steyr Sportwaffen, an Austrian company renowned for the production of various target firearms.
Anschutz 54 is a bolt-action rimfire rifle designed for Target shooting. It is chambered for .22 LR. There are two action designs – Anschutz 54 and Anschutz 54.30 action. The new 54.30 action is smaller and more rigid. Barrel’s length is 660 mm. Anschutz 54 features 5018 Two-stage trigger with safety catch installed on the left side. There are 6 different stocks available for Anschutz 54: Super Match, 1918 Aluminium Precise, 1918 Aluminium Precise Benchrest, 1914 Walnut, 1907 Walnut and BR-50 Walnut. For the purpose of mounting, Anschutz 54 has an 11 mm dovetail installed on the receiver.
Anschutz 64 is a bolt-action rimfire rifle, chambered in .22 LR caliber. Originally, it was developed for silhouette target shooting at the range of 100 meters. Anschutz 64 is designed in several different versions: Anschutz MP, Anschutz L-MP, Anschutz MP-S and Anschutz MP-R. MP-R stands for Multi-Purpose Rifle. The rifle has a heavy duty stainless steel barrel which is designed with 8 grooves. The barrel is 65 cm long, while overall rifle length is about 110 cm. This model weighs approximately 4.1 kg. The magazine holds 5 rounds max. Anschutz 64 has an 11 mm Dovetail on the receiver for mounting purposes. Note that the 11 mm Dovetail on this rifle is of the round type. The trigger is of two-stage type.
A: 12.7 mm
B: 76.2 mm
C: 12.7 mm
BHU: 0 mm
R1: Prisma 11
R2: Prisma 11
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 30 years.
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