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    Default Dovetail vs. Weaver?

    Is there any advantage over dovetail scope mounts vs. Weaver/Picatinny style mounts? Or vise versa?

    I was looking at the Tikka T3 Hunter and CZ 527; they both have a 16mm dovetail but they're also tapped for a Weaver mount, so I'm curious as to why they make both, or if one is more secure or what have you.

    Thanks guys.

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    Picatinny is a big advantage in that the grooves at the top of the receiver allow you to remove and install the scope in the exact spot thereby "hopefully" not losing zero.

    I've found the picatinny to be a much more solid mount overall as well..

    BTW, Weaver and Picatinny are the same width but not the same, Weaver rings will work on Picatinny rails but not vice-versa.

    Best of luck.
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    I have more confidence in the Weaver staying in place, but they'll both work. I think the dovetail mount is going the way of the dodo...
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    I was thinking the Weaver or Picatinny would be more secure, but didn't know they weren't the same.

    Thanks guys, +1 all around.

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