At the 2nd day of the Big 3 Media Event at Daytona Beach, FL, Geissele Automatics introduced their new Super Precision Optic Mount. The Geissele mount was developed specifically by request from a DoD customer. It should be available commercially by SHOT Show 2016.
Geissele will release a number of models that match specific optics. At least two of those mount variants will match specific Vortex scopes. The main difference between the variants will be the amount of offset, ring spacing and sight height.
In addition, the Geissele Super Precision Optic Mount will be made from two different grades of aluminum alloy. The base models will be made from 7075 or similar aluminum alloy. The premium model will be made from the special 2099 alloy, which is stronger and lighter than the more common 7075.
The rings on the Geissele Super Precision Optic Mount are CNC machined from the same block of billet aluminum as the base. In fact, both are machined at the same time as a single piece first to ensure a perfect circular hole through it. Then, the top ring piece will be detached by different machining process. Both top ring pieces are serialized to match the base.
There are a total of four recoil lugs on the underside: 2x machined fixed, and both cross bolts also act as recoil lugs. There are numerous machined lightening cuts all over the mount. The mount should be available in all three Geissele anodized hardcoat colors: black, desert and purple.
The Geissele Super Precision Optic Mount is guaranteed to return to zero. I was told it could do so even without the use of a torque wrench. Also related to this is that Geissele will be also release an Aimpoint Micro T1 mount with the same mounting system. I wouldn’t be surprised if a Trijicon MRO mount is also in the works.
A close-up shot of the Geissele mount by Ben Winslett, a follow writer at the Big 3 Event.