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I will be getting a Unity Tactical 1.930” high 30mm mount when they come out this fall. I sold my Geissele and not sold on some things about the Scalarworks.
 
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I had a couple questions...

1) How is the mount torqued to the rail? It looks like it uses thumb wheels to apply the torque. Makes me wonder how much clamping force it has.

2) Does it have any recoil lugs to engage the rail slots?
 
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I had a couple questions...

1) How is the mount torqued to the rail? It looks like it uses thumb wheels to apply the torque. Makes me wonder how much clamping force it has.

2) Does it have any recoil lugs to engage the rail slots?


I dont know how much clamping force it has but my RMR mount with single thumb wheel didnt move on a SCAR 17 or Marlin 1894 in 45-70


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Originally posted by Belgian Blue:
I had a couple questions...

1) How is the mount torqued to the rail? It looks like it uses thumb wheels to apply the torque. Makes me wonder how much clamping force it has.

2) Does it have any recoil lugs to engage the rail slots?


The thumb wheels are how it is tightened. Not sure of the total torque force, but it has a mechanism to prevent it from loosening. The mount is very snug when tightened.

The thumb-wheel shafts serve as the recoil lugs as they go across the rail and are sized for a tight fit. The red-dot mounts have one lug (one thumb wheel) and the scope mounts have two. I could not find a good picture of the underside of the scope mount, but this picture of the underside of a red dot mount gives you the idea:

 
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I don’t see how the Scalar mount can be rigidly clamped to the picatinney rail with its tiny thumb wheel screws. It’s just not possible compared to a properly torqued mount.

While it has some novel features, I’m not compelled to buy it over Geissele, Spuhr, or Nightforce.


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The guys at Alabama Arsenal have a pretty good YouTube video on it...showed up on my feed earlier...




Link to original video: https://youtu.be/VBuo2gCV82w


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Originally posted by JoshNC:
While it has some novel features, I’m not compelled to buy it over Geissele, Spuhr, or Nightforce.

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I think it's a novel approach, but it's new, expensive, and as I get older spending an hour getting a scope just right on a rifle is no big deal, because I rarely move stuff anymore.
 
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I’m not compelled to buy it over Geissele, Spuhr, or Nightforce.


I didnt see the QD options for the above mentioned, can you forward me the link?


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Originally posted by RHINOWSO:
I think it's a novel approach, but it's new, expensive, and as I get older spending an hour getting a scope just right on a rifle is no big deal, because I rarely move stuff anymore.

I resemble that remark ...


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