The new TA33 Mount from SLR Rifleworks will be available for purchase next week. This is very good news for fans of the TA33 like myself (and all the Cola Warriors/CWAR users out there).
If you have read JTT for long, you know I am a fan of the TA33 ACOG. It is one of the lightest and most durable magnified optics available for the AR-15. It’s massive eye box and forgiving eye relief make it almost RDS-like in terms of speed. It’s magnification and well-designed reticles let you reach out to 300-400 yards without drama. Yet, in spite of how great of an optic it is, it is not well supported in terms of mounts.
There are plenty of mounts out there that can bolt to the TA33 but only the Trijicon TA60 mount and the tall version of the Bobro Compact ACOG mount place it at the correct height for the BDC calibration to work and provide a correct cheekweld. Most of the available mounts are too low. While functional and of good quality, the Trijicon TA60 is far heavier and bulkier than any non-QD mount needs to be, especially in relation to the light and trim TA33. The Bobro mount is excellent and is easily the best QD option for the TA33 but, I don’t always need a QD mount which is where the new SLR Rifleworks TA33 Mount comes in.
The SLR Rifleworks TA33 mount has a simple and extremely compact design. This 7075 aluminum mount has two cross bolts to provide clamping pressure so it should be more than strong enough. The compact design and skeletonization should make for an extremely lightweight mount (probably around .5 ounce). Best of all, it places the TA33 at the correct height.