Dinpal is one of the biggest surprises of IWA 2019. This Italian manufacturer’s booth could be found in hall 3A, close to all the famous manufacturers of sports optics. Their mounts are nothing like the other mounts we have seen on the market. Dinpal hasn’t been around for long but they are already revolutionizing the mounting industry with one of the sturdiest materials available – titanium. Holosun started this trend in the field of red dot sights, and since then, titanium has been rapidly gaining in popularity. No wonder – the combination of sturdiness and low weight provided by this material is exceptional.
Dinpal titanium mounts
Dinpal’s mounts are not only robust and light but also stylish. The rings are composed of a thin layer (0.3 mm) of metal, looking extremely elegant when mounted on a riflescope. At Dinpal’s booth at IWA 2019, these were mounted on three premium riflescopes – Leica Magnus, Leica ER, and Swarovski dS. Swarovski dS has a tube diameter of 40 mm, and Dinpal’s mounting solution on it looks revolutionary. Because the colour of the rings is identical to the colour of the tube, it appears as if the riflescope was floating in mid-air. When I moved a few steps away from the dS, I had to look very carefully to notice the mount. Never have I seen anything like this on the market before.
These mounts are carefully machined, and you can tell just by looking at them that they are of high quality. The parts where the rings are in contact with the riflescope are elaborately processed, which is why you don’t have to worry about them leaving marks on the optical device if you use the right torque.
For now, Dinpal produces their mounts for the most popular rifles out there, but their offer is sure to expand in the future. They already have their own line of Blaser mounts made entirely out of titanium. It is identical to the original, but the rings make the mount look much more elegant. Dinpal also produces mounts for the most common rail standards – Zeiss ZM/VM, Swarovski SR, and S&B Convex.
In their offer, you can find fixed and detachable mounts. Since titanium is so robust, one does not have to worry about the recoil damaging the mount – even though the frame is only 0.3 mm thick. This brings forth another advantage, the flexibility of the material. The ring is 100% in contact with the scope, rendering lapping unnecessary. For now, the mounts are available in black and grey (standard titanium colour), but Dinpal can produce mounts in other colours upon request.
Keeping the weight as low as possible is especially important for F-class shooters who must comply with the mass regulations for competitions. For such, Dinpal titanium mounts are the perfect solution.
Dinpal also makes Picatinny rails, adapters for various red dot sight footprints, and semi-finished parts for arms, such as titanium bolt actions.
If you get these, people will think that your riflescope is floating above your rifle. Joking aside, these are currently one of the most elegant, robust, and light riflescope mounts on the market, not to mention the subtle manner they are mounted in. Two-piece rings will cost you around 470 €. Dinpal mounts might be expensive, but they are also highly reliable. Should you decide to purchase them, you will turn heads.