Teased a couple of months ago, Samson Manufacturing PC Scout Rail for Ruger PC Carbine is now available for purchase. This 15″ barrel mounted aluminum Picatinny rail section will allow attaching sights in front of the action like it is in the scout rifles. The advantage of a barrel mounted rail over a receiver rail is that it is a much more robust and repeatable sight mounting solution because being attached to the barrel it ensures that the zero will be retained no matter how precise is the barrel to receiver attachment mechanism in takedown firearms like the Ruger PC Carbine.
The installation of Samson Manufacturing PC Scout Rail is accomplished by removing the factory front and rear sights and using the same tapped holes to attach the rail to the barrel. This rail is made of 6061-T6 aluminum and has a Type III hard coat anodized finish. Currently it is offered in black color option only, however, other colors are available upon special order. The rail weighs 2.97 oz (84.1 grams).
Introduced only a couple of years ago, the Ruger PC Carbine quickly became an extremely popular firearm. One of the indicators of any firearm’s high popularity is the aftermarket support. Right now you can find on the market sight mounts, stocks, handguards, entire chassis systems, and other accessories designed for this firearm. Ruger also continuously adds new versions of the PC Carbine such as the Chassis Models. When it comes to barrel attached sight mounting solutions there are a variety of rails or direct sight mounts that are installed instead of the rear sight or free-floated handguards such as those offered by Ruger. The Samson Manufacturing PC Scout Rail is kind of an intermediary solution between these two options. Tell us in the comments section if this looks like an attractive option to you or would you rather use the shorter red dot rails or opt for full-length free float handguards.
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