I need to get my hands on a scope base for my 45-70 and 357 barrels. Should I go with the Weaver rail, if so what number rail is it? Is the NEF rail offered on the web choice a better option. Just looking for some opinions.
The weaver #82 is the correct one, but the H&R rail is much better since it has more cross slots and the rear slot is farther back than on the weaver. The weaver rail is $7, the H&R standard rail is $13.50 plus shipping. When I need to, I use the weaver, but I cut the flat spot off the back of the rail, then redrill the 2 forward mounting holes. I've also cut additional cross slots in a few of them to make mounting scopes easier. It doesn't take long with a good file.
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