SHOT Show: Geissele Optics Mounts


Geissele Automatics is best known for their superb triggers, along with various other items that I have fawned over in past reviews. At today’s Media Day at the range, they were also showing off their newly released scope mounts for traditional riflescopes as well as the Aimpoint T1 Micros series of red dots. Along with their new mounts, they brought some fairly bold claims to the table . . .


Chief among William Geissele’s claims were that regardless of torque, their mounts would have zero point of impact shift when removed and replaced on your firearm of choice. Geissele claims that they achieve this in part by starting with a roughly four pound block of 7075-T6 that they then precision machine into the final form before cutting the rings with a jeweler’s saw.


According to Geissele, several of these mounts have been in the hands of some government organizations for the last few months for field testing. Said agencies are reporting back that the maximum POI shift they’ve recorded is .05 milradians at 100 yards. Geissele tells me that one of the biggest advantages to their CNC driven manufacturing process is that they can precisely match the location of the mount relative to the scope and the receiver for individual applications. Geissele himself was quick to point out how centered this particular Leupold was within the mount. I’ve asked for one, and Mr. Geissele promises me they’ll get me on the list. Look for my report soon.


  1. avatar GWHNick says:

    It looks good, but are they coming out with more options like extended mounts and canted mounts? I can also see the MSRP being around $3-400 since it is a Geissele.

  2. avatar MurrDog says:

    If they aren’t priced somewhat close to larue they may run into problems moving large enough numbers of them.

  3. avatar John says:

    Well see how they compare to LaRue

  4. avatar Shakey says:

    “.05 milradians at 100 yards” – I wonder how much that will open up at longer distances. 🙂

    1. avatar MurrDog says:

      If that’s as big as the variance is at 100, it will always be .05 mils regardless of range.

      1. avatar Shakey says:

        You missed the smiley.

        1. avatar MurrDog says:

          Well it wasn’t winking. How’s a guy supposed to know?

    2. avatar CyberGuy says:

      “.05 MRAD = .18 inches @ 100 yards”

      Is that correct? Its too late here… (point)18?

    3. avatar js says:

      They made the Kessel run in 12 parsecs.

  5. avatar neiowa says:

    hands of some government organizations ooooooow. That and a dollar gets you a jelly donut.

    Pick a more reputable endorsement Geissele.

  6. avatar Curtis in IL says:

    Some things I just don’t understand.

    Like how a fairly small piece of machined aluminum can cost hundreds of dollars.

  7. avatar Red in Texas says:

    My ADM mounts return really close to the original zero, and they are QD. This is going to be a tough sell.

  8. avatar JH says:

    Fully machining from billet and then seperating the rings with a saw at the end is a sign that they want to do precision machining but don’t actually know how to do it.

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      And why a saw? That’s so last century.

      Geissele has EDM capability to do the cutout…

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