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Author Topic: CTR Scope Rail Removal...  (Read 9873 times)

Dog Down!

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CTR Scope Rail Removal...
« on: June 17, 2015, 03:51:50 PM »

Some guys are having trouble with this so I figured I'd post pictures and how I do it...

First off, the CTR rail is attached no different then any other rail.
But, some rails may have more glue / thread lock applied then others.

STEP 1.
- Remove the 4 screws

STEP 2.
- Use a rubber hammer to give it a couple taps...
You don't need to be gentle, hit the thing!

STEP 3.
- Apply upward pressure from the tang or barrel side of the rail.
Pull straight up so you don't put pressure on the built in recoil lugs (there are 2).

STEP 4.
- If it does not release with the first 3 steps you have to use a torch or heat gun to release
the factory glue / thread lock.  A torch works best but a heat gun will work but takes far longer.

STEP 5.
- Pull the factory recoil lugs.

Mine released in seconds with a propane torch, others I've worked on were the same but some needed a little more convincing.

***You will need to give the rail and receiver good cleaning to get the crap off, especially the receiver grooves***.




« Last Edit: June 27, 2017, 01:16:46 PM by Dog Down! »
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Re: CTR Pic Rail Removal...
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2015, 08:54:07 AM »

Wow, this is so helpful! Thanks Dog Down for the clear instructions and pics. I'm going to try this very soon on my CTR>
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Re: CTR Pic Rail Removal...
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2015, 08:39:58 AM »

Thanks for the step by step instructions. Other than those who want a 20 moa rail, is there any reason to replace the oem rail?
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Re: CTR Pic Rail Removal...
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2015, 09:48:38 AM »

Thanks for the step by step instructions. Other than those who want a 20 moa rail, is there any reason to replace the oem rail?
Hi one main reason is returning to zero when you take the scope and rings off , a quality rail give you a better chance, as a quality rail is machined to tighter tolerances as factory ones are made with time/ cost restrains
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Re: CTR Pic Rail Removal...
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2015, 07:26:00 PM »

I was able to remove the rail tonight using a 1000F heat gun, moving it slowly around the rail for about 15 minutes. I then used a t-shirt to lift up the rail, which still took some effort. Once the rail started to budget a bit, I simply put my pocket knife underneath the loose end and pried it off easily. Glad this is done. Now I just need to get in the mail the new rail from Mountain Tactical.
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Re: CTR Pic Rail Removal...
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2015, 07:53:15 PM »

Good info dog!
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Re: CTR Pic Rail Removal...
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2016, 01:52:09 PM »

Are the recoil pins that are supposed to be pulled out in step 5 the same thing as the recoil lugs?
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Dog Down!

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Re: CTR Pic Rail Removal...
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2016, 07:27:00 PM »

I've reworded Step 5...hopefully it clears up your question...
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