Well let it just be known that i have the BT version of this sight rail, but they are both EXACTLY the same save for the name. and since there was no category for the BT version under the A-5, i put my review here. Let it also be known that i used this sight rail to mount my lapco on to it, so now my scope is raised and offset.
This is a very durable sight rail. the fact that its made of solid metal (aluminum i think) should speak for itself! IT looks really cool as well and has a whole cut out in the back of it to reduce weight. Other than that, there is not much else to tell.
This is where the sight does not do so well. IMO, you cant really use a sight rail on an A5 unless it is offset if you have a stock. Furthermore, the cyclone makes it difficult to use a sight on your gun unless it is offset. This sight rail is fixed on the top of you gun so while it looks ni and can be mounted with cool scopes and such, you are going to have a hard time using them if you have a stock. The other problem with this sight rail is that it can only mount scopes that use a .22 rail base (3/8"). While this does not hinder me at all, those of you who use a scope with a 7/8" mounting base will either have to get new rings, or a new scope.
Installation is a snap, it uses two scres to attach and tighting two metal clamps that securly fasten the rail to your gun. It is quick and simple and does not require any noticable use of brain power. =P.
If you ask me, this is pretty pricy for just a hunk of metal that IMO cant be used unless you mount a Lapco offset to it cause it would be impossible to look down any scope/sight if you have a stock on.
So overall, not bad, but you shold get more for what you pay for. It certanly fit my bill and i love it. I now have a raised, offset sight rail that allows me (with my special ops A5A2 stock) to see down my scope.
P.S: i hope my ranking system/review structure was easy to follow! if you have any questions you can leave a comment. dont dispute it pleaase if there is a genuine mistake, leave a comment and i shall rectify the error ASAP. Thanks!
7 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, March 24th, 2007 at 7:49 am PST