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Enlarging Rail slots for Kodiak Base

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Post by jscot111 Fri 28 Jan 2022, 14:40

What is the best method for enlarging Weaver rail slots so the Kodiak H1 mount fits. Can it be done with a file and if so, any special kind of file?
Thanks Scott

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Post by chiz1180 Fri 28 Jan 2022, 15:06

It can be done with a file. I prefer to use a safe edge file, only cuts on the parallel surfaces with the perpendicular surface being smooth. I removed material from each side of the slot slowly checking the fit frequently.
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Post by kc.crawford.7 Sat 29 Jan 2022, 08:20

If you have a local machine shop, they could do it in 10 minutes.  Yes a file will do the job.  Just go slow and check to make sure you're not canting the slot.
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Post by Boxturtle Sun 30 Jan 2022, 08:25

I have enlarged rail slots with a file.  Masking tape will help keep the file off the bottom of the slot.  I have also added slots to a base to position the rings where I want them, again with a file.

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