When it comes to mounting optics on AR-15s or any of our beloved black guns, a solid one piece mount is what most of us look for. Possibly the most popular or well known one on the market is the Burris AR-P.E.P.R. (AR – Proper Eye Position Ready) mount. A close second place draws many other brands to mind like the Nikon M-223 (Monarch-223), Leupold Mark 2 IMS (Integral Mounting System) or Vortex Viper mounts. Weaver has been in the optics game for decades, but only now are joining the ranks of these other companies in making a dedicating AR mount.
Weaver’s Premium MSR Mount, as they have dubbed it, comes in three different varieties: 34mm, 30mm and 1 inch options. The Premium MSR Mount is made of 7075-T6 aircraft-grade aluminum which is standard for most AR-15 upper and lower receivers. The base of the mount utilizes 3 oversized #25 Torx crossbolts with steel-threaded inserts. The ring tops to the mount employ Torx-head screws as well.
Weaver Optics expanded on the components and craftsmanship that they poured over on this new mount of theirs.
A specialized modern sporting rifle deserves high-quality accessories. The Weaver Premium Modern Sporting Rifle (MSR) Optics Mount is designed specifically for MSR rifles. The Premium MSR Optics Mount lives up to its name, starting with its construction. The anodized Type III hardcoat black matte finish adds further protection and blends in seamlessly with the rifle. The sleek design sets optics at the ideal height, with a forward cantilever for MSR rifles. The edges are slightly radiused to prevent snagging. The Weaver Premium MSR Optics Mount adds an extra layer of durability and performance, but hardly any weight.
The Weaver Premium MSR Mount weighs in at a feathery 6 ounces. The MSRP for the 1 inch and 30mm mount are $119.95 while the 34mm retails at $129.95 a mount. This places it in similar company to its competitors named at the outset.