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Published on 09 Jun 2023

Comparing One-Piece Scope Mounts? Look For These 3 Things

Your scope – and your accuracy – is only as good as the one or two-piece scope mount it rests on. A cheap rifle scope mount (or the stock piece that came with your gun) could be out of alignment and worsen from repeated shot recoil over time. An uneven mount will exert inconsistent pressure on your scope, reducing its long-range accuracy and potentially damaging it or losing the zero point.

A quality scope mount will stand the test of time, holding up against countless recoil shocks, weathering effects, and any accidental knocks it takes in the field. That’s why if you’re evaluating options for the right single-piece mount, you’ll want to know the key factors to consider. 

We’ll explore three essential things to look for in a one-piece scope mount.  

Quality Materials and Manufacturing

It starts with the processes and materials to manufacture the mount system. The material must provide stability, rigidity, and durability over the years to support shooting accuracy. This means it can’t be warped or damaged by exposure to weather, occasional impacts, and shot recoil. 

For these reasons, we recommend your first decision should be to buy an American-made product. It’s your best bet for getting quality scope rings. Domestic companies generally source good materials, use high-precision manufacturing processes, have quality control checks, and are accountable for product issues. 

Next, carefully examine which materials each manufacturer uses to make the mount’s base and rings. You’ll want it to be a robust yet not overly heavy metal used in fabrication. Our specific suggestion is to go with billet aluminum, which is strong, rigid, and ultralight, rather than steel or alloys. 

Lightweight and Durable

You don’t want your scope mount to add unnecessary weight to your rifle. The difference may seem small, but a few ounces could make your gun more awkward to handle in moments where you need to adjust quickly, such as hunting or tactical situations. It’s also extra weight you’ll have to lug around with all the rest of your gear.

In addition to weight considerations, the strength and resilience of the single-piece scope mount are key. You’ll want a rugged product that can handle being out in hot or cold weather, repeatedly absorb recoil shock, and any knocks out in the field without affecting your sighting and accuracy.

Billet aluminum checks all of these boxes: it’s lightweight yet tough as nails even after years of wear, tear, and gunfire. 

Customized for Your Rifle and Its Receiver

A scope mount is no good to you if it doesn’t fit your rifle or align precisely with the frame. You could research whether a gun and mount are a fit. Or you can find a manufacturer who customizes their product for your gun’s specifications. One benefit is that a custom manufacturer can create mounts for any new guns you get in the future. 

Accurate, Durable, and Light: Get One-Piece Scope Mounts from DNZ


At DNZ Products, we provide each of the essential elements outlined above. 

We’re an American company with our fabrication shop located in Sanford, North Carolina. We use cutting-edge precision machining tools to create premium one-piece scope mounts. 

Each of our mounts is made from a block of top-grade billet aluminum, as you might’ve guessed. This metal creates an ultralight product with maximum shock absorption and rigidity to ensure continual accuracy. The final product is a solid, single-piece with no movable parts between your rifle and scope. 

According to your rifle’s specifications, we will make a custom mount to fit and align precisely with it. 

We know accuracy is a must. This goal guides our whole process from start to finish. We’re proud to provide a superior, durable, and lightweight scope mount for those who want the best in every component of their shooting rig. 

Our customers love how precise and tough our products are, taking lots of punishment without impacting the scope or accuracy.

Explore DNZ’s Line of Single Piece Scope Mounts

DNZ’s line of single-piece mounts includes the Game Reaper, Game Reaper 2, 215 Tactical, and Freedom Reaper. Here’s what you’ll get with each of these products:

  • Made from top-grade billet aluminum using precision machining
  • Perfect ring alignment
  • No lapping required
  • Fast Installation
  • Custom made to fit your firearm and align with its receiver
  • 67% lighter than comparable one-piece mounts
  • 4x the threads and socket-head cap screws for total strength and security
  • Built to absorb shock and withstand weather extremes better than steel mounts
  • Made in the USA

Our Game Reaper line is designed for hunters, while Freedom Reaper and 215 are intended for tactical purposes. Besides one-piece scope mounts, we have several other accessories. These include two-piece scope mounts, Picatinny rails for the Freedom Reaper, our Nevel scope leveling system, and other mounting accessories you may need. 

Curious to learn more about our premium machining company? Check out our website or reach out to us with any questions.

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