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Contessa New Tactical Mounts from Carbon

Contessa stands out as one of Europe’s renowned manufacturers of sports optics mounts, prompting our marketing team to consistently look forward to exploring their booth at the annual IWA fair in Nuremberg for the latest developments. This year was no exception, with Contessa unveiling several new and intriguing mounting solutions. Notably, for the first time in the industry, some of these mounts will be offered in carbon. Continue reading to learn more about these innovations.

Two designs – standard and extended

At the fair, two new designs of their tactical mount were showcased to us: a standard version and an extended version. Both are currently available in 30mm and 34mm diameters. Depending on customer demand, they may introduce additional diameters, such as 35mm and 40mm, in the future.

Contessa's new tactical mounts
Contessa’s new tactical mounts

Aluminium or carbon

Regarding the choice of materials, customers will have the option to select between standard aluminum models and carbon models. Contessa stands out as the first sports optics manufacturer to introduce a carbon mount, which is exceptionally lightweight and durable. As pioneers in this development, they dedicated significant time to research and development. The carbon models showcased at IWA 2024 were still in the prototype phase, with their pricing yet to be established.

Contessa's new tactical mounts
Contessa’s new tactical mounts
Contessa's new tactical mount from carbon
Contessa’s new tactical mount from carbon

Available in fixed and QD versions

Every mount comes in both fixed and quick-detachable (QD) versions. For models sharing the same design, opting for the quick-detachable functionality incurs an additional cost of approximately 100 €. The QD models guarantee 100% repeatability, meaning they can be removed and reattached without affecting the zero.

Contessa's new tactical mounts
Contessa’s new tactical mounts
Contessa's new tactical mount from carbon
Contessa’s new tactical mount from carbon

Different colour options

In addition to the standard black model, users will have the option to select models in dark green and sand color, both finished with a Cerakote coating. These two options will be slightly more expensive than the standard model.

Contessa's new tactical mounts
Contessa’s new tactical mounts

Other features of Contessa’s new tactical mounts

Every new mount is equipped with a bubble level, and on top of the rings, interface surfaces are provided for the optional addition of accessories. Available with either a 0 or 20 MOA incline, these mounts also feature a detail we appreciated: the recommended torque values are clearly marked next to the screws.

Contessa's new tactical mount from carbon
Contessa’s new tactical mount from carbon

Pricing

Pricing details are still somewhat uncertain. It’s important to note that the figures mentioned here are approximate, and the actual prices could vary significantly from these estimates, based on what we learned at Contessa‘s booth. The cost will vary depending on several factors: a standard fixed aluminum model is expected to be priced around 300 €, with the quick-detach (QD) versions likely costing about 100 € more. Opting for a Cerakote finish will increase the price further. The most significant price jump will be for the carbon mounts, though the exact amount remains undecided by Contessa’s team. These mounts are anticipated to be released progressively over the year, with the carbon versions arriving last.

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Contessa New Tactical Mounts from Carbon
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