Clawmounts Manufacturing Scope Mount—- The Absolute Zero System

    Recently I was asked to test a new scope mount from a young company. After speaking to a former military sniper about this mount I knew this was one I wanted to share with our TFB readers. This scope mount system is called the absolute zero system and I can say without reservation it certainly is that!

    Left side of the mount with the quick release bar to change out scopes.

    Left side of the mount with the quick release bar to change out scopes.


    The Clawmount System is very very sturdy. In fact it’s the strongest scope mount I’ve ever used or likely ever will use. The Picatinny adapter, for AR’s and in this case my Ruger Precision Rifle, is made of 7075 aluminum while the mount, base and rings are made of black oxide steel. Once mounted the adapter and base are rock solid. When the scope rings are mounted with the scope no part of the unit moves at all even when the QD is used and the scope is changed out.Once zeroed the scope stays zeroed period. I used my Nikon M-308 scope with the one inch Clawmount rings as well as the Nikon AR-223 1.5-6×24 scope with the supplied Clawmount 30mm rings. These were changed out with the same mount. I also used my AR carbine with this mount with a Leupold 1-4 scope as well as the Nikon 1.5-6×24 scope with 30mm rings.

    Note the "claws on the scope ring base and corresponding" Claws" inside the upper mount base.

    Note the “claws” on the scope ring base and corresponding “Claws” inside the upper mount base. When these claws lock together they are 100% solid and will not move at all.


    Installation is simple. As normal the user mounts the picatinny adapter at the proper location on the weapon rail and tighten it down using a drop of blue Loctite. The user then snaps in both rings of the correct size. Remove the top half of each ring lay the scope in the rings, adjust the reticle then snug the rings down with a drop of loctite on the ring threads only. Repeat these steps with each scope you intend to use with this particular rifle. While you can move the entire unit from one rifle to another I’d advise having a separate mounted base on each rifle. Doing it this way allows you to quickly and easily swap out scopes in seconds. Changing out scopes is as simple as it gets. On the left side of the mount is a bar which is spring loaded. Depress the bar which retracts the claws within the mount releasing the scope which you simply lift off. Attaching another scope is as easy as lining up the claws on the scope rings with the holes in the mount and press down locking the new scope and rings in place on the base. Once mounted it’s locked and will not move at all.

    Press down to lock the rings and new scope in place.

    Press down to lock the rings and new scope in place.


    Note the claws on the bottom of the rings.

    Note the claws on the bottom of the rings.

    In the past few weeks I’ve made a good number of trips to the range swapping out scopes as well as the entire unit to another rifle. Again the purpose of the unit is to leave the adapter on the rifle and only change from one scope to another. This is how each scope stays zeroed. Of the many times I changed the scopes the initial zero stayed the same. I never had to adjust my initial zero when changing scopes. This system is impressive and as I mentioned it’s rock steady.


    Each system has an MSRP of $215.00 including one set of rings. Each ring size can be added to the order. This system is very helpful to me since I test so many rifles and optics. I highly recommend the Absolute Zero System and I intend to leave it on my test rifle. Not having to re-zero after each scope change is worth a good deal to me. This also allows you to remove the scope when you finish up at the range and place the scope in a protected case rather than leaving it on the rifle and chance damaging it.

    This video explains in greater detail how the system works.

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    Phil White

    Retired police officer with 30 years of service. Firearms instructor and SRU team member. I still instruct with local agencies. My daily carry pistol is the tried and true 1911. I’m retired as associate editor since December 14th 2017. My replacement is my friend Pete M email: [email protected] you can reach Pete for product reviews etc.