This scope rail works really nicely if you have a stock on your marker and can't get close enough to the top of the gun to use stock sights. The only problem on the a-5 is that the hopper is still in the way but this can be fixed by modifying the hopper. A jt flex mask also works great with this product. Go buy one of these and you won't be disappointed.
This is a great product with no apparent weaknesses. I'm happy that I decided to purchase this and it seems sturdy so I'll probably be happy about the purchase for years to come.
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Solidly built, good to mount a scope on
Hopper still gets in the way of the view
The Sight Rail works how it should (just sits on top of the dovetail mounting rail). It gives you a lil added height just to mount a scope on, or to use as a carry handle. (I can only fit 3 out of 4 fingers inside the handle). IT also has a hole in it you could put a lanyard through (might hang loose & interfere with the gun though).
Good if you can find a way to get rid of the hopper & mount a scope or laser dot sight/laser dot. Gets an 8 for a lil too small for my hands, & still will interfere with line of sight by hopper.
8 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, August 17th, 2003 at 9:07 am PST
I only purchased this item as a throw in to get free shipping. I value performance over looks, this piece is definately more about looks than perfomance. It does look good on the A-5, it provides a sturdy carrying handle and also provides a raised sight line for those who use stocks.
It is a little too expensive for such a small piece of metal. Also, the stock hopper blocks the sight line with this sight, maybe the Rico R-5 hopper, when it comes out, would help. This sight also makes taking apart the A-5 more difficult.
I would also recomend peplacing the s/s slotted screws with black hex bolts from your local hardware store.
If you value looks and mil-sim, you will love this sight rail. But, those who value performance maybe a little disappointed.