Seekins Precision SRS Rail
When you upgrade the stock of your precision rifle to one of the high-end options from H-S Precision, McMillan, or Bell & Carlson, you’ll find two sling swivel studs on the front end for a bipod and a sling attachment point. That’s perfectly fine, if you intend on using a bipod that attaches via a sling swivel stud like a Harris, for example.
If you want to upgrade your bipod game to one of the premium options from Accu-Tac or Atlas, you’ll find that premium bipods almost exclusively attach via rail instead of a single sling swivel stud. There are several reasons for this, including added strength, rigidity, and having multiple points of contact with the mount and rifle over a single point system that a standard sling swivel stud offers.
Precision-Machined Sling Rail Stock
The Seekins Precision SRS, or Sling Rail Stock, is proudly made in the USA and comes in several different sizes that have been precision CNC-machined out of 6061-T6 billet aluminum and Type III Class 2 Hardcoat Anodizing for a matte black finish.
The Seekins Precision SRS Rail featured in the above video and in this article is the 2-inch rail, specifically for H-S Precision stocks like the one I have installed on my Remington 700. The other sizes available are 3-inch for McMillan and 2.5-inch for Bell & Carlson to precisely fit the existing sling swivel holes in the stocks.
One of the big selling points of the Seekins Precision SRS Rail is the fact that you not only gain a mil-spec 1913 picatinny rail on your rifle, but you also don’t lose the ability to attach a sling. The SRS rail includes a machined, non-rotating sling attachment point on the back of the rail. This is obviously very convenient for attaching slings, but it’s also a huge upgrade over using a standard threaded sling swivel stud.
The SRS rail sling attachment point is literally part of the rail itself, so it will never rotate loose like standard threaded studs tend to do over time. I can clearly remember at least one occasion of my sling swivel stud backing out over time and dropping my rifle barrel straight into the dirt during a hunting trip. Not fun.
Seekins Precision Universal Bipod Mount
In addition to the purpose-built, brand-specific SRS rail models available, Seekins Precision also offers a universal rail mount for any other kind of wood or composite stock.
The Seekins Precision UBM, or universal bipod mount, is similar to their SRS rail options; however, the UBM does not feature a sling attachment point on the rail like the SRS does. The UBM rail has one dedicated screw hole and one elongated hole to fit a large variety of spacing between sling swivel studs.
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If your current stock only has one sling swivel stud, you can easily add an additional hole with a standard T-nut allen screw or threaded wood insert found at hardware stores. Be careful not to drill too deep when installing the insert – otherwise, you can drill into your barrel, if you don’t disassemble the rifle prior to installing the insert.
If you are going to be drilling into your stock to add a second screw hole, I would recommend picking up a Seekins Precision SRS Rail over the UBM rail because of the added benefit of the integrated sling attachment point.
How to Install a Seekins Precision SRS Rail
Installing the SRS rail is super easy and very straightforward. Use an allen wrench or similar sized object, insert it into your existing sling swivel stud holes, and unscrew them just like any normal screw.
The Seekins Precision SRS Rail ships with a total of four different screws with two different thread pitches for the various stocks available on the market. Just look at the sling stud you just removed and compare it to the threads of the screws in the package to make sure you’re using the right pitch for your stock. If you try to screw in the hardware and it doesn’t seem to be working, stop and try the other set instead of forcing it. You can permanently ruin the threads in your stock by trying to force it.
Anytime I’m installing parts on firearms, I like to secure the screws with some kind of thread locker. I prefer blue Loctite to help make sure they don’t come loose over time under recoil. You want to make sure you’re using BLUE (removable) Loctite and NOT RED (permanent), so you can actually remove the screws in the future, if needed.
Summary & Final Thoughts
The overall design concept for the Seekins Precision SRS Rail is fairly simple. However, the inclusion of a non-rotating sling mount integrated into the rail is awesome. Another great aspect of the SRS rail is that it is contoured to fit your rifle stock perfectly for a very nice low profile addition of mil-spec 1913 picatinny rails.
If you spent big bucks on a nice rifle, optic, and bipod, don’t go cheap with the rail to attach everything together! Seekins Precision prices their SRS Rail at $25, which is not crazy expensive and totally reasonable for what it is.
Overall, I think the Seekins Precision SRS Rail is a great product that will allow you to very easily and securely mount any bipod or accessory that utilizes standard picatinny rails – no complaints or issues to mention.
Transparency Statement: I purchased the Seekins Precision SRS Rail for my personal rifle and was not paid or asked to review or test it. The Accu-Tac bipod that was also featured in the video was provided by Accu-Tac for testing and review.