Contessa Picatinny Rail for Savage 10-11-12 SA (0 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.
About the rifle
Savage Arms is a firearms manufacturing company from Westfield, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1894 by Arthur Savage in Utica, New York. In the beginning, the company manufactured rifles, handguns, and ammunition. During World War 2, Savage Arms turned to military production – they produced the famous submachine gun Thompson and Lee-Enfield, a bolt-action rifle. They are also known for their unique trigger „Accutrigger“, Model 99 hammerless lever-action rifle and .300 Savage sporting cartridge.
Savage model 10 can be chambered for .308 Win., 6.5 Creedmoor, and 6mm Creedmoor. Number “10” means that it features a short action – long action is marked with number 110. There are quite a few variations to choose from – some of them feature Accutriger which allows the user to set the trigger pull to his or her own preferences without having to go to a gunsmith. There are two mounting holes on each of the two surfaces.
Rifles Savage Mod. 10 can either have a round or a flat rear mounting surface. That depends on when the rifle was manufactured – the older rifles have a flat rear part (flat top) of the receiver while the new ones have a round rear part (round top). Based on that, an appropriate mount has to be chosen.
This mount is suitable for Savage Mod. 10 with round rear surface.
A: 22 mm
B: 100 mm
C: 22 mm
BHU: 0 mm
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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