New and Improved
The Ultimate 20 MOA Precision AR Scope
An Aadland Engineering, LLC Product
Proudly 100% Made in the USA!
The Updated Design features the following
the prior design:
between the rings even USO T-Pal scopes now fit easily.
The height is
now 1.45” from the top of the rail to the center of the scope.
increased length, the weight was reduced dramatically.
The 30mm model now weighs a mere 8.7 oz. This
puts it “right in there” weight-wise
with many of the lighter mounts, despite being dramatically stronger by
is now machined from extremely high strength 7075-T6 Aluminum Alloy.
Anti-Cant Bubble Level:
An extremely useful aid for long
range shooting, a quick glance at the level can prevent large windage
due to the shooter canting the rifle.
There’s no longer a need for a separate level mounted on the
rail or the
scope, protruding out where it is in the way or blocking the view of
dials. With the level built right into
the base of the AADMOUNT it’s always right where you need it but never
in the way.
built in slope of the AADMOUNT allows long range shooting with scopes that have too small a range
of adjustment using a flat mount or rings on AR-type rifles, DTA or Barrett long
range rifles or similar rifles with integral Picatinny upper
receivers. This eliminates the need for scabbed-on "riser rails"
many have been forced to used in the past.
The AADMOUNT places the centerline of the scope 1.45" above the top of
the rail. This allows room for larger scopes with 50mm and 56mm
objectives even with straight rail forends and gives ample clearance
for folding rear BUIS even for scopes with large ocular
assemblies. This height provides a comfortable cheek weld for AR
style rifles utilizing long range/precision style stocks.
The cantilevered style of the AADMOUNT allows the scope to be mounted
farther forward on AR style rifles than straight mounts or a pair of
high rings so a mounting position providing more comfortable eye relief
The relatively short length of the base of the AADMOUNT allows maximum
flexibility in mounting location on the upper receiver so you can find
the location best suited to the size of the scope, length of pull,
rifle's intended use and your own personal shooting style and allow
plenty of room on the rail for rear BUIS.
Return to Zero:
The AADMOUNT will return to zero within 1/2 MOA or your money back.
Two 5-shot groups fired consecutively at 100 yds from a 6.5 Grendel,
both measure less than .75".
was removed and reinstalled between each shot.
There are plenty of quick release-type mounts and cheap Chinese mounts
made from cheap aluminum extrusion on the market, but when used with
big scopes on big rifles for long range precision, especially when
large amounts of recoil or rough treatment are present, many leave much
to be desired in their performance. It's in this type of
application the AADMOUNT really shines.
The AADMOUNT was designed to be as close to indestructible as
possible. We believe we have achieved our goal. From the 10
#8-32 Grade 8 ring screws providing clamping force over a large area
eliminating any possibility of scope movement without "pinching" or
"ring-marking" or otherwise damaging the scope, to the three
machined-in integral locking lugs providing several times more strength
than is necessary, to the four #8-32 Grade 8 clamp screws providing 70%
more clamping force on the rail than competing designs, to the thick
cross sections of billet aluminum throughout which provide not only
amazing strength but also accuracy-promoting stiffness, the AADMOUNT is
simply stronger, stiffer, and more durable than any other mount on the
Finite Element Analysis tools were heavily employed to optimize
strength and stiffness while keeping weight at a minimum.
AADMOUNT is not just "approved for use" on 50 Cal rifles, but is highly
recommended for such use. Of course, you do not need a 50 Cal to
enjoy the strength, accuracy and durability the AADMOUNT provides (and
the peace of mind that comes with it) especially if you subject your
equipment to harsh, severe use.
Ease of Removal:
While the AADMOUNT technically isn't a "quick release" mount because it
requires the use of a tool, it is very fast and easy to remove taking
only seconds longer than QR mounts should the scope need to be removed
in the field. One of the many advantages of using four #8 screws
instead of two ¼" crossbolts/studs/nuts to secure the clamp to
the rail is the only tool required for removal is the very small
"L-shaped" TORX wrench
(included free with the purchase of an AADMOUNT). This wrench is
very small and weighs next to nothing. It can easily be stowed
within small storage compartments of various stocks and grips so that
it is always available on the rifle. Since all required clamping
force is obtained with only 35 lb-in of torque, the screws are easily
loosened by hand using the small
wrench. This cannot be done with couple of large nuts torqued to
65 lb-in without a larger tool.
Of course if your profession makes likely scenarios in which
the few seconds it takes to retrieve the tool in order to remove the
scope may take to long under fire, then you should get a true QD
mount. We recommend both Larue and ADM quick release mounts for
Exclusive Swing Clamp Design:
The AADMOUNT's Swing Clamp design allows for easy installation and
removal of the AADMOUNT while providing tremendous amounts of clamping
force. The Swing Clamp is very tolerant of out of spec rails and
still provide full strength over a wide range of rail dimensions.
Most competing designs use a sharp cutout on the body of the mount (or
ring) and a triangular protrusion on the clamp to match because it is
cheaper to manufacture. This often results in only the tip of the
small triangular protrusion making contact with the groove in the body
which results in a large reduction of strength. The AADMOUNT's
Swing Clamp uses a thick rounded protrusion mating with a rounded
groove on the body which acts like a high strength hinge. This
keeps the contact area and critical acting cross section of the
protrusion constant regardless of rail dimension so 100% full strength
is always maintained and clamping force is never lost due to the
yielding of a small, thin edge of material.
Nearly Flush Mount Clamp Screws:
The advantages of using four #8-32 Grade 8 screws to secure the
AADMOUNT to the rifle instead of larger cross bolts are many. One
of the biggest is clamping force--two ¼" cross bolts with the
nuts torqued to 65 lb-in (as is typical with many other single piece
mounts or pairs of tactical rings) offer about 2500 lbs of clamping
force total. The AADMOUNT's four #8-32 screws torqued to only 35
lb-in offer about 4300 lbs of clamping force (an increase of more than
The four screws spread this clamping force evenly over a large area
along the entire length of the Swing Clamp. This reduces the
stress in both the Swing Clamp and the rail's critical cross sections,
which increases strength and reduces the chances of damage to
both. At only 35 lb-in, this amount of torque can be applied in
the field with only a small "L-shaped" TORX wrench (which can easily be
stowed in a small compartment on the rifle itself) without requiring a
The heads of the #8-32 screws mount slightly above flush with the
surface of the Swing Clamp. There are no large nuts, levers,
thumbscrews or anything else protruding off the side of the AADMOUNT
which can get hung up on clothing or other equipment and won't bite
your hand when working a side charging handle.
Integral Recoil Lugs:
The three recoil lugs machined into the solid billet aluminum
body of the AADMOUNT provide a ridiculous amount of strength--several
times the amount of strength any user should ever need. Why so
many? It adds very little to the overall cost and an immeasurable
amount of weight. So the better question is why not?
Overkill gives peace of mind which means a lot to many people,
especially with mission critical parts such as their scope mount.
Especially for those using the AADMOUNT on 338 Lapuas or 50 Cals,
knowing their mount can withstand all the recoil they can throw at it
with ease is priceless. As mentioned above, the AADMOUNT was
designed to be as close to indestructible as possible. The three
integral recoil lugs are but one aspect of achieving that goal.
In addition to brute strength, the three integral recoil lugs aid with
returning to zero after dismounting and keeping that zero precisely
when mounted. The three lugs spread the load over a much larger
area than any other mount on the market. This reduces stress not
only in the mount, but in the lugs on the rail of the rifle
itself. This adds Stiffness. This mount won't take a couple
of shots to "settle in" or move microscopic amounts under sever recoil
or hard use.
10 #8-32 Grade 8 ring screws
providing clamping force over a large area eliminating any possibility
of scope movement without "pinching" or "ring-marking" or otherwise
damaging the scope. Why 10? While systems with 8 usually do
fine when torqued correctly, there have been plenty of cases where the
scope has moved under recoil or severe blows with them. The six
screw front ring of the AADMOUNT eliminates that as a
possibility. Again, providing much peace of mind. The
amount of clamping force is tremendous, but being spread over a large
area protects the scope (vs. over torquing fewer screws on narrower
rings). The larger front ring also provides much support to the
scope tube itself, especially those with large objectives by reacting
bending moments with smaller forces due to its length. The large
front ring also provides a good platform for heavy accessories (such as
night vision attachments) to be mounted from it very securely with
optional ringtops (available in the future).
Why only four screws in the rear? 10 total was enough so there
was no need for 6 in the rear. Having a wide six screw ring in
the back would have caused fitment problems with many popular scopes
(such as the Schmidt and Bender PMII illuminated scopes).
A final note on clamping force of the rings screws--many AR mounts use
vertically split rings where the bottom two screws attach the rings to
the base of the mount. These mounts, no matter the number of
screws, cannot compare with the AADMOUNT's clamping force on the
scope. Much of the clamping force of the bottom screws is
absorbed clamping the rings to the base and not clamping in the the
scope. The ring halves are then “bent around” the scope tube when
the top screws are tightened. This dramatically reduces total
clamping force and when they don't really fit the scope very well the
clamping force you do have is not distributed well. Rest assured,
100% of the ring screw's clamping force of the AADMOUNT goes to
securing the scope. And the precise machining of the mount allows
it to fit the scope like a glove distributing all that force evenly,
ensuring no movement of the scope.
The AADMOUNT was designed and analyzed utilizing the latest in 3D
modeling technology. This allows us to design parts as an
assembly that fit together like a Swiss Watch the first time,
eliminating redesign after redesign iterative process from prototype to
production. This reduces development costs which are passed on to
you with lower prices.
With Stress Analysis skills developed during many years in the
Aerospace industry and extensive use of FEA tools, we don't design "by
trial and error"--wait until customers break it, redesign where it
broke, wait until the customers find the next weak link, then fix that,
etc--which is an unfortunate practice much of the industry follows due
to having little or no real Mechanical Engineering talent on
staff. At Aadland Engineering, LLC, when we decide a part needs
to be a certain way it's not a guess, it's because that's what running
the numbers told us. It's because that's the way the part needs
Quality--Made in The USA:
All our parts are proudly 100% Made in the USA on the finest CNC
equipment directly from 3D Solid Models by highly skilled Machinists in
the Northwestern US. As a qualified supplier for companies such
as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics etc, our production
facility produces only the highest quality parts.
Each AADMOUNT is machined from a solid chunk of Billet 7075-T6511
Aluminum Alloy meeting the highest quality standards and parts are
machined to very tight tolerances. All parts, even the Grade 8
fasteners, are made in the USA.
Each AADMOUNT is finished with a Type III Hard Anodizing which roughly
doubles its surface hardness. This hard protective layer
allows your AADMOUNT deal with many years of hard use without getting
These days with the flood of cheap parts arriving from overseas, the Made in The USA label means a
lot. Parts made from undocumented, questionable alloys
which may or may not have been heat treated properly, being knocked out
by low paid unskilled workers on low-tech machines overseas makes for a
marketplace. Sometimes it's hard to tell the quality you're
getting--it sometimes only becomes clear after the part fails
prematurely. Then it's too late. There are no such worries
with Aadland Engineering, LLC
products. You know you are getting the highest quality product on
100% Satisfactions Guarantee:
If you are unhappy with your AADMOUNT in any way, for any reason,
simply return it for a full refund.
If you break your AADMOUNT, no matter how you did it (it must have been
pretty spectacular), simply return it for a replacement. You
don't need a receipt, you don't need to be the original owner and the
damage can be your fault. It matters not, we'll take care of you.
Available: 1" Inserts:
These allow the use of 1" tube scopes in the 30mm AADMOUNTS.
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