During DSEI, B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc. was pleased to announce the release of a new optics and accessory rail system called BOARS-M2 (B.E. Meyers Optics & Accessories Rail System) for the M2, M2A1, M3 series .50 caliber heavy machine gun platforms.
The BOARS - M2 mount is a low-profile mounting solution that offers a quick-disconnect with true return-to-zero reattach. According to the company it represents a solution to the shortcomings of current M2 platform heavy machine gun optics and accessories mounting systems. By incorporating a modular design, and compact dimensions that respond to the needs of the end user, BOARS-M2 provides vastly increased capabilities to the current M2 platform. Key features include: a quick detach optics/laser rail, snag free design, non-marring installation, low height-over-bore, and oversized pass through aperture for use with iron sights. BOARS-M2 is comprised of two parts: the lower base and a quick-detach optics/accessory rail, allowing for quick and effective changes between day and night optics without any loss of zero. In addition, cleaning and maintenance of the M2 weapon platform with an optics mount is simplified with the system. Legacy systems require the complete removal of the optic and mount (resulting in a complete loss of zero), whereas BOARS-M2 only requires the quick-detach optics/accessory rail to be removed, thus preserving optic zero once all components have been re-installed.