Muzzle Boresights

Salvo Technologies’ boresight systems provide high-quality performance, reliability, flexibility, and value. A field-adjustable reticle allows for an unmatched accuracy range of ± .02 mils and immediate compensation for all environmental factors and worn gun tubes. The large objective provides high resolutions and superior light passage in the most undesirable overcast conditions. Magnifications of 8X, 10X, and 12X enhance capability and match most modern fire control systems. Nitrogen purged and sealed optical cells, aluminum and stainless steel construction, a mil specified and proven design provide years of trouble-free reliability and performance. The telescope interfaces with smaller caliber adapters (thru 40mm) via integral 5.56mm and 7.62mm stems, while large caliper designs include a permanent telescope interface. These adapters are mechanically perfect and inherently locate the exact mechanical centerline axis of even the most worn gun tubes. Salvo Technologies’ video boresight system (BCA) adds a new dimension to boresighting with a patented approach unrivaled by the competition.

Boresight Features & Characteristics

  • Built, designed, tested, and proven to meet performance and environmental standards per full MIL specifications (In production and used by the US and foreign armies); numerous NSNs.
  • Field Adjustable Reticle – azimuth and elevation.
  • All adapters inherently and positively (no wobble) locate the centerline of worn gun tubes.
  • Nitrogen purged and sealed.
  • Nighttime boresighting via (flashlight) illuminated reticle
  • No loose tools.
  • Superior resolution-optical performance with a suitable aperture for overcast conditions.
  • Rugged high-density polyethylene carrying cases with MIL-qualified hardware – impervious to DS2, super tropical bleach, and many other chemicals.
  • EPP foam case inserts (Not available in all cases)
  • Anti-Parallax below 200 meters via simple, standard black aperture stop lens cap.
  • Common telescopes for large & small caliber units.
  • Large Caliber: Single piece telescope/adapter, 10X & 12X telescopes, torque indication plate, non-rotating collet. 70mm through 155mm available.
  • Small Caliber: Integral 5.56mm or 7.62mm stem with telescope, instant and positive interchangeability of 12.7mm – 40mm adapters to the tapered stem.
  • Available in any size from 5.56mm through 40mm+.
  • Optional close focus (down to 2 meters) mechanisms
  • Optional graduated torque plates – large caliber adapters.

Telescope Features & Characteristics

Salvo Technologies offers three telescopes categorized by magnification 8X, 10X, and 12X. Each telescope is designed to satisfy a specific purpose or application. The 8X is our lowest-weight telescope, best suited for guns below 14.5mm; the relatively light weight of the 8X reduces/eliminates the possibility of system droop in smaller gun tube sizes. The 10X is specifically designed for use on large cal adapters primarily to match the magnification of the related platform. Finally, the 12X provides the highest accuracy, but its larger size is best suited for gun tubes above 20mm. All three telescopes surpass all competitive units in terms of accuracy, resolution, and light passage.

Magnification FOV (Degrees) Diopter Aperture Accuracy Accuracy (1000 Meters) Weight
8X 5.63 ± 4.0 6.63 ±.0325 Mils ± 3.25 cm 257 Grams
10X 4.5 ± 4.0 5.3 ±.0250 Mils ± 2.50 cm 310 Grams
12X 3.75 ± 4.0 6.36 ±.02 Mils ± 2.0 cm 339 Grams

Our specialists will review your system, including the gun size and muzzle break dimensions, and then make suggestions based on this information.

Over the years, we have designed and manufactured stems and adapters for every conceivable application. Exotic materials used in special stems and adapters design include carbon fiber and sintered carbide. In addition, our long portfolio of custom systems and extensive design experience ensures quick processing and competitive pricing.

When performing the collimation (or boresighting) process, the highest degree of accuracy is obtained when targeting at as long a distance as possible (typically 1500 meters). However, in some cases, this is not possible or practical. Therefore, we offer a permanent and detachable close focus feature in the 12X and a detachable part (only) in the 8X and 10X telescopes.

Video Assisted Boresighting is a relatively new term in the industry and is best applied to particular applications. A video boresight system provides increased efficiency, safety, and the ability to collimate difficult-to-access gun tubes. The Boresight Camera may be used on any Salvo Boresight Telescope, the Boresight Camera is provided in standard and special video formats, and the imagery is sent to and received by our Control Box with LCD or to the customer’s LCD.

Our new Reticle Illuminator Kit Part # BS-FLH will ease the task of illuminating the Salvo proprietary reticle. The new Reticle Illuminator Accessory affixes to the telescope, making its use 100% hands-free. The illuminator uses 4 each LR41 batteries for 8 hours of run time. The standard light color is white; however, blue, green, or red light is an available option.

NOTE: The light will illuminate reticle lines only and not the entire reticle.