Sometimes there are great ideas that turn into great products. Sometimes there are OK ideas that with good marketing, turn into good products (at least for the company). And sometimes there are iffy ideas that are not likely to make a good product. In this writer’s opinion, the Mod Zero Defense M-Zero rail is one of those iffy ideas. Great concept, but the reduction to practice ultimately not a good idea.
In short, the M-Zero Picatinny Rail is an adjustable rail section by which one zero’s their scope by adjusting the rail itself, via its built-in windage and elevation knobs. At face value, this allows one to use one optic across multiple weapons, taking it on and off various M-Zero Picatinny Rail adapters.
Seriously, at face value, this is neat.
But, it runs into an issue with real-world application. Frankly speaking, it is functionally speaking impossible to bring an optic back to the exact same zero. Compound this with most users will want to use a Q/D bracket on their optic and variation in the manufactured width of the picatinny rail and I have a hard time seeing how this mount will actually maintain the zero. Plus, it raises the height over bore of the optic.
Fortunately, as just a gun scribe, I will not be the one to pass ultimate judgment on the product – the market will. No pricing has been announced, just that the product will be offered through IndieGoGo, a crowd funding site.
FEATURES & SPECS
- 1/4 MOA ELEVATION ADJUSTMENT
- 1/2 MOA WINDAGE ADJUSTMENT
- HEIGHT ADDED: 0.60 INCHES
- ESTIMATED WEIGHT: 0.45 LBS
- 12 AVAILABLE T-SLOTS
- USER CUSTOMIZABLE RANGE DIAL
- TWO DIALS FOR TWO ZEROS (BARRELS OR AMMO)
- FITS ANY MIL SPEC PICATINNY RAIL WITH 8 T-SLOTS
- TOTAL LENGETH: 7.08 INCHES
- 240 MOA ELEVATION RANGE OF MOTION
- 100 MOA WINDAGE RANGE OF MOTION