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Venture Isles, LLC
Rifle-scope mount that stays sighted-in after removal & remounting

The mechanism that connects a rifle scope to the gun has not seen much innovation since the Picatinny rail system was introduced in 1911. Few claim that the scope will retain its “sighting in” accuracy after the scope has been removed for transport (or for non-scope use) and remounted again in the field. This invention of a dentist and retired NYC policeman and gunsmith, uses a patented mounting face that “averages” away the variation in the base machining so the mount location and angle is more precisely replicated when the scope is remounted. A German optics firm designed around the patent and achieved the same performance, but their scopes retail for over $3,500. It is unlikely that there is another design-around so this patent is the key to this performance and market advantages for its owner.

Benefits Summary

INVENTION SUMMARY A scope mounting system includes a one or two-piece base and a plurality of scope support assemblies. Mating portions of the base and scope support assemblies have parallel v-notches engaged with parallel flat lands to set the position of each support assembly relative to the sighting direction of a firearm to which the base is attached. The "flat land to v-notch" FIELD OF THE INVENTION The invention relates generally to the mounting of a scope to a weapon, and more particularly to a scope mounting system that holds a scope securely to a weapon, allows for quick movement to a different eye relief position, and provides for a return to zero if the scope is removed and then put back on the weapon. BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION Rifles are typically designed to permit the attachment of a telescope (or scope as it will be referred to hereinafter) to the top of the rifle using one of a variety of commercially-available ring-type mounting systems. In general, these ring-type mounting systems have two ring assemblies that capture the scope at two positions. Each ring assembly is then attached to a base (mounted on the rifle) by means of a clamping system. While the specifics of the clamping system may differ, the general approach is to utilize jaws that are drawn together by means of a screw that is keyed to the base so that the ring cannot move. The keyway slots or boreholes that receive the screw must be sized with sufficient tolerances to receive the screw. However, these tolerances can lead to a scope mounting system that can shift when the rifle is fired or during the general handling of the rifle. This means that the scope (supported by the mounting system) may have to be "zeroed" (i.e., the well-known process of aligning a scope's reticle with the aimpoint of the rifle to which it is attached) over and over again. Further, each time the scope is repositioned on the rifle to achieve a desired "eye relief" for a shooter, the scope must be re-zeroed. more

Development Summary

Product has been manufactured and sold online. more

IP Summary

This technology is supported by 1 US patent. The most recent year of issue is 2003. more

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