This weeks build is a slight departure from what we normally feature. Nearly all the firearms we have shown on these emails are various personal builds from employees here at Rainier Arms. The rifle we are showcasing today was built specifically for one of our local police departments here in Western Washington. The philosophy behind the build of this rifle was something to replace the department’s bolt guns for longer range shooting that also allowed SWAT sniper teams to participate in close quarters engagements if needed.
I recently had a chance to try out the BAD-MRO lightweight optic mount for the Trijicon Miniature Rifle Optic (MRO), an absolute co-witness mount, and I was very impressed with its machining, quality look and feel typical of the products made by the premier firearms design and manufacturer, Battle Arms Development, Inc. The BAD-MRO is one of the lightest available mounts for the MRO, weighing only 0.78 ounces including two cross bolts. In comparison comparable mounts from SLR Rifleworks and AXTS Weapons are 1.2 ounces and 2.05 ounces respectively. But don’t let its weight fool you, the BAD-MRO is precision machined from solid billet 7075-T6 Aluminum. Its single-piece design allows it to be lightweight and rigid and the same time. Its hard coat black anodizing is smooth, clean, and beautiful for the shrewd and very discerning eye.