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Thread: Lightweight alternative to Optilocks

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    Lightweight alternative to Optilocks

    What would be a high quality, lightweight alternative to Optilocks for Sako xtra low mounts ? Obviously I'm not up to speed on the variety of mounts available, just always used Optilocks. Looking to keep weight to a minimum on the rifle, and having just received a set from a member on here (many thanks Sir), it struck me just how heavy the blued steel bases are.

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    millet do them , but never seen them in the flesh as i only use optilocks
    i also have a set of weaver /picatinny s mount's so i can fit any rings or NV to my 85 and a IOR rail same for the 75

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    Third eye / tier do direct fit to dovetail one piece never used any of seen any but worth a look

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    Leupold do rings and bases that are very good quality, although I still prefer optiloc, are you really going to save any noticeable weight by changing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akeld View Post
    Leupold do rings and bases that are very good quality, although I still prefer optiloc, are you really going to save any noticeable weight by changing?
    I don't know, hence the thread. In all reality maybe an ounce or so if the mounts were aluminium or a light alloy. I would only move away from the Optilocks if I could find the same reliability and quality in a lighter system.

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    How much weight are you expecting to save?

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    Can't see the weight saving making to much of noticable difference

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    go for eaw slide off mounts

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