Made to the exact same precise specifications, with every feature, as our steel and titanium models used by the military but with such an affordable proce that every sportsman can now afford one.
The new aluminum mount is made to the same rugged 3-point contact design from 7075 heat treated aircraft aluminum. The standard finish is black hard-coat anodize. Sadlak Industries is not going to pretend that the aluminum mount is built to withstand the rigors required for all uses. It is, however, the lightweight and lower cost alternative that makes it an ideal mount for rifles used in less demanding circumstances or seasonally, as in hunting.
As Sadlak Industries traced the progression of M14 scope mounting solutions employed by the military, they studied their evolution from the first U.S. Army Marksmanship Training Unit (USAMTU) prototype for the Leatherwood ART-I scope produced in aluminum, to the M21 ART-II scope and mount, and ending with the Brookfield Precision Tool steel mount for the upgraded M21 and M25 military sniper rifles.
Sadlak Industries believe that the ART-II aluminum mount (similar to current available mounts) failed to perform in military field conditions primarily because of design rather than material. Sadlak Industries have been unable to find any record of Brookfield's superior 3-point contact design tested in aluminum as they went straight to steel as their production material.
After making six (6) small but important improvements to the original Brookfield design, Sadlak Industries did test it in aluminum and they feel that it will not only work in civilian use, but will fill the gap which exists between rugged heavy steel mounts in use by the military and other current alternatives which fail to mount securely or perform as desired.
In the past few months, Sadlak Industries have been experimenting with a few alternative hard coat alternatives. The photo below shows our aluminum mount with a tungsten coating, the same coating used on our titanium scope mounts.