Forged Carbon Fiber is a cool looking composite material that gained some notoriety for its use in supercars, fancy sports equipment and high-level watches. It was just a matter of time before we could see it applied to firearms and Black Collar Arms, of Pork Sword fame, are the first to bring it to us. Specifically, they are starting with a gorgeous one-piece scope mount, and more is in the works.
Here below is the full Press Release:
Austin, TX (09/07/2020) — Originally developed as a joint effort between Lamborghini and Callaway Golf Company, the forged carbon fiber process can produce complex shapes one-third the weight of titanium, yet stronger. Partnering with manufacturing company McVick, Black Collar Arms is excited to bring the world of forged carbon fiber components to a firearm near you.
Available first are Forged Carbon Fiber One-Piece Scope Mounts in 30mm and 34mm ring sizes. Despite weighing in at a scant 5.2 ounces, these forged carbon fiber scope mounts are as stiff and rigid as if they were machined from steel (three times stiffer than aluminum!) with just 1/6th the thermal expansion of aluminum.
These are the most rigid scope mounts on the market and maintain flawless zero in any condition. As if the gorgeous carbon fiber aesthetic wasn’t enough!
Forged Carbon Fiber One-Piece Scope Mounts are the first in an upcoming line of forged carbon fiber components currently being designed by Black Collar to be manufactured by McVick exclusively for Black Collar. Expect further optic mounting solutions plus other accessories and components, including AR-15 parts.
Quality is extremely high, but current production capacity is low. Mount availability will be rather limited with small batches arriving at Black Collar weekly while we gradually invest in increasing capacity.
Despite the limited and exclusive nature of the Forged Carbon Fiber One-Piece Scope Mounts and their physical advantages over aluminum mounts, not to mention their drop-dead gorgeous looks, MSRP is in-line with other premium scope mounts.
According to the Black Collar Arms website, the MSRP is $399.00 and the full scope mount weighs just 5.2 ounces, metal fasteners included! Definitely an interesting option for those looking to build a very light, yet capable, rifle. Now it will be intriguing to see what other components will be part of this line. A full bolt action rifle chassis, for example, would definitely be unique, and in line with Black Collar Arms’ current offering.
What do you think about the adoption of this material for this component? Welcome innovation or not as trustworthy as metal? If you don’t know much about this composite with a misleading name, you can find here a brief and informative document directly from Lamborghini.
All images from blackcollararms.com.