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Optic Mount

Discussion in 'The Kalashnikov Klub' started by fkizdi, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. fkizdi


    Feb 26, 2009
    Where is the best place on an AK to mount an optic.

    Fore end rail
    top cover rail
    frame attach rail

    Which will hold a zero and return to zero the best?
  2. space_weazel


    Sep 26, 2005
    Either a side mount rail that attaches to the side mount, or an Ultimak gas tube replacement.

  3. Aceman


    Nov 30, 2008
    All have plusses and minuses - your call.

    Fore end - Eye relief issues and forward weight. Many rail option though. Some are expensive, others not so much: Quad from UTG (+ cheap / - bolt it down), ultimak (+cowitness / - heat), krebs or other quad rails (+ quality / - expensive)

    Reciever cover - There are some that bolt pretty sturdy, but overall I do not recommend these, and you'll take it off constantly to clean, and they are generally less than sturdy.

    Side rail - the intended method. + It works, - No irons when using these, - can't fold to the left when using optics. + even a cheap quick release returns to zero pretty well if kept tight.

    I use both front mounted and side rails on different guns. Are you planning on taking this thing on and off a lot?