I’ll get the pun out of the way immediately, the fact that Reptilia is making a full LPVO mount is AUSome.
Introducing the AUS Mount for 30mm diameter magnified optics, from Reptilia. Driven by the request of an end user group, the AUS Mount is the culmination of a 2 year development program. Like our DOT Mount line the AUS Mount attaches to any M1913 Picatinny rail via our anti-snag spring-loaded nitrided steel clamp and custom bolt mounting system which can be tightened with either a 5/32 hex or a flat blade driver to sit flush with the body of the mount for a low-profile, streamline design. Also like our DOT Mount line, the AUS mount is machined from a single piece of billet 7075-T6 aluminum and is finished with MIL-STD Type III, Class 2, hard anodize coating.
The AUS is compatible with all of our existing 30mm ROF line, and will be compatible with several new ROF products launching over the coming months.
Like all Reptilia products, the AUS Mount is 100% made in the USA and carries a full lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects. Additional heights and optic configurations coming soon!
Clear anodized AUS Mounts will be sold exclusively by Q at LiveQordie.com
Reptilia’s known for premium special request contract products. High end users requesting specific systems to meet operational requirements. The TORCH is a perfect example, a tight-in M-LOK light mount and body, designed around top mounted lasers, and compatible with the Surefire DF and Modlite components make for a potent illumination tool.
The AUS Mount is next online.
The first AUS Mount is a 30mm ring set, clearly (and optionally clear anodized) aimed at optics like the Razor Gen II-E and Tango6T. Riding at a military standard 39mm centerline, it will feel familiar to anyone using M68 CCO’s, ACOGs, or “Lower 1/3” mounts.
For those who embrace the tall mount gang, patience…
39mm is still my preferred mount height, comfortably on the comb of the stock makes this Marine happy as a fresh Crayola pack could. You may get a little visual crowding at 1x from a 12 o’clock device but that particular visual aberration, whether light, laser, or front sight post, has never bothered me and doesn’t bother most users.
Most impressive to me about the new mount is the mounting surface interface itself. No QD levers. No nuts smash knuckles, snagging slings, or grabbing web gear. Just a smooth flush pair of combination 5/32 hex and flat blade driver screws that snug the AUS down around the rail and a companion indexing recoil lug for good measure. This alone will endear a SCAR shooter like myself to the design.
I’m not as sour on QD mounts as some, I have several and like them, but I am more than willing to acknowledge that for keeping the optic on the rifle properly, a torqued mount is superior. The interface is simpler, more robust, and with fewer parts to break or that could lose tension.
From the final product I’m certain Reptilia has another satisfied client. And once these go live for sale and slide into the distribution chains they’ll have many many more.