I have the scope rail that came with my romak kit. I would like to use it on my mini reciever. I have never put a scope rail on a reciever and I am open to all tips to do it properly. I will be useing a Vulcan reciever. My biggest consern is if the scope is pointiog too far up or down, resulting in inability to find a center piont on the target. It seems to me that if it is off even a tiny bit the scope may not have enough adjustment to get to zero center.
do you guys think the extra rail that came with the romak kit is a good idea to use??
Again I need any and all info to mount the rail properly. Thanks ALL
If the rail is good enough for the Romak, it's good enough for the mini-Romak. Besides, it's 1 extra part you won't have to order or scrounge. As an added bonus, the rail will fit using the center support rivet just like your Romak 3 does. The rail will clear a 47 or 74 stock tang since it doesn't use any of the rear rivets.
For mounting the rail, I would first do whatever filing or machining is needed to fit your scope to the rail. Once the rail is trimmed/filed to fit the scope, mount it parallel to the top rail. Tantal's site has some info about mounting scope rails, but it's for the screw-on shorter rails. It's still some good info...
You could rivet, screw, or spot-weld your rail to the receiver. If I use my spare Romak rail, I'll probably rivet and spot-weld it just like the Romak receiver from Centerfire. You could also consider screws with silver-solder. The silver-solder ensures the screws cannot loosen.
When I do get around to trimming the rail on my Romak, I'm going to clamp the receiver to some setup blocks on the mill table and square it off. In a perfect world everything should
line up with the top rails (the trunnion should line up due to the slots, the barrel should line up with the trunnion, etc.). I plan on milling the top side of my rail parallel to the top rail. Milling the rail off the receiver would be a little easier to set up properly.
Dirtalert was doing some serious messing with RPK barrels on standard trunnions. He can probably answer any questions about the IO barrels or other RPK parts questions you might have.