If you aren’t familiar with Scalarworks, they make some amazing optics mounts. They have a number of offerings for all of your popular red dots from Trijicon to Aimpoint, as well as their one-piece scope mounts. This year they are introducing something that people have been asking for, the LEAP/MAG, a flip-to-side mount for the Aimpoint (or other 30mm tube) Magnifier.
Now in fairness, there are a number of 30mm magnifier mounts out there, so what is unique with Scalarworks’ LEAP/MAG? As it turns out, a number of things. First off is the weight. They offer the lightest Quick-Detach Aimpoint Magnifier on the market. While for some people this may not be a big thing, if you carry a rifle further than the distance from your car to a shooting bay, this gets important fast.
On top of the weight, or lack thereof, what I noticed was how short and low the magnifier sits. When you flip the magnifier to the side, it sits low and hugs the top of the receiver. What this does for the shooter is keeps your rifle balanced. Rather than levering the magnifier out into space where it can bump and snag on things, it sits low and close to the receiver.
The short throw of the LEAP/MAG moves distinctly in-between the two positions. And the mount uses Scalarworks proprietary recoil-proof thumbscrew with ball-detent attachment system. Making for tool-free mounting on any rail.
- Materials: 7075-T6 Aluminum + 4140H Steel
- Finishes: Type III Hard Anodizing + Flash Nitride
- Center Height Over Rail: 36mm (1.42”) / 40mm (1.57”)
- Weight: 83.2g (2.93oz) / 85.7g (3.00oz)
- Origin: USA
- MSRP: $249
The new LEAP/MAG is offered in two heights, dependent on the height of your Red Dot Optic. Either in Absolute Co-witness or Lower 1/3rds height.
To really appreciate the LEAP/MAG you need to handle a rifle with one. It keeps the balance of the weapon and doesn’t get in the way of operation. And speaking of getting in the way, the mount is reversible. Thanks to its symmetrical profile, you can use it to flip your optic to the right or left depending on needs.
You can find out more information at Scalarworks.com.