One of the greatest priorities for the military is always keeping troops safe. As a result, highly reliable, precision equipment that utilizes the latest technologies is a must. This is especially true regarding mounted telescopic sights (or optic scopes). These scopes, which mount onto the top of firearms, are critical in optimizing target accuracy when it is needed most.

Recent technological advancements have helped military-grade scopes improve overall accuracy and safety through a variety of specialized options. Among these features are powerful long-range magnification, enhanced color, contrast, and illumination capabilities, as well as advanced turrets and reticles that provide precise adjustments for elevation, parallax, windage and movement. Many are “smart scopes,” utilizing Bluetooth and mobile phone app technology to deliver critical data that further enhances user accuracy. As a result, mounting these state-of-the-art scopes to firearms precisely and securely is a priority, making precision manufacturers like Minalex frequent suppliers of choice.

For more than 30 years, Minalex has partnered with Department of Defense suppliers and contactors, manufacturing miniature aluminum extrusion components for firearms, other weapons, and tactical accessories. Among these is a two-part, rail-based accessory that securely mounts scopes to firearms.

Because these mounts are vital to the scope’s performance and functionality, they must be manufactured precisely. Minalex’s expertise in producing miniature aluminum extrusions to +/-0.001-inch tolerances makes them the perfect partner to create these mounts. Among Minalex’s best-known clients for these mounting accessories are Williams, Weigand and Trijicon.

These lightweight mounts are now an industry standard, and are used to attach other essential accessories including tactical lights, laser modules, and night vision devices. As the military continues upgrading its scopes and adding new technological accessories to its arsenal, Minalex stands ready to deliver high-quality miniature aluminum extrusions to deliver utmost accuracy while ensuring the safety of all those who serve.

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We extrude and supply aluminum profiles up to 3.500 inches (8.89 cm) in diameter. Our aluminum extrusions can have tolerances as tight as +/- 0.001" on one or more dimensions of an extrusion, depending on the shape.

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Minalex alloys are sourced in North America and feature a number of series, including alloy 1100, 3003, 6063, 6463 and 6061.

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Our capabilities include Lbs/Ft <= 1.500, kg/m <= 2.2322; Sections >= 0.003 in, >= 0.076 mm; and circle size, <= 3.500 in. <= 8.890 cm.

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