Kinetic Development Group, known for actually improving the SCAR with a better stock, foreend, etc. etc. has announced that they have a magnified optic version of their Sidelok technology coming down the pike. The Sidelok touts 100% consistent return to zero.
For those not familiar with the Sidelok technology, it is a series of mounts that self-adjusts to the rail as it mounted. Using a single hand, someone can remove and attach accessories that actually uses the recoil impulse to tighten itself in with an internal cam.
The new mount is designed for tubed magnified optics. Set for release “in about a month” the magnified optic mount uses the already existing mount to interface with a modular set of rings including off-set mounts.
Interestingly, the rings are actually machined in a single operation and a wire EDM machine is used to split the rings. Rings are then trued to one another to create a mount that is about as mechanically “perfect” as one can get. Rings can be moved into a few positions on base to account for various scope designs. Various sizes will be offered including 1 inch, 30mm, and 34mm.
Retail for the new set is estimated as “competitive with other Q/D mounts.”