I like the Anschutz rail from Champion Shooter Supply in Ohio. That way my smallbore handstops can fit. I run it all the way through to the end of the forend. I find it easier to slide the handstop in, as opposed to a dead-ended inlet with milled out entry points. I put the rear end of the rail about an inch forward of the front action screw. Make the depth of the inlet just a little shallower than the thickness of the rail so the handstop doesn’t scuff the stock finish.
Posts: 244 | Location: Upstate NY | Registered: 16 December 2003
I have little aluminum 1913 rails on all the rifles I shoot off a bipod, and I have atlas/atras bipods that get swapped around and quickly attached as needed. A few rifles have flush cups in the fore end, so these have rails just long enough for the bipod. A few others don't have cups, so those have longer rails to mount both a bipod and a sling attachment or QD cup.
You can also get rails that have a cup built into them. Plenty of options here, just my 2¢