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AK Red Dots

Discussion in 'The Kalashnikov Klub' started by ericG23, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. ericG23

    ericG23

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    I'm trying to find a cost effective solution to mounting a red dot on my SGL-21. I've concluded that an Aimpoint T-1, althought the best option, is out of my price range. I am looking for a quality sight in the $100-$250 range. I have an Ultimak gas tube replacement rail to mount the sight on. Co-witness ability would be best, even if it's lower third. As always, your suggestions are greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Hedo1

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    I have a Primary Arms mini red dot on mine. Love it. It's lasted for thousands of rounds and I don't baby it in the least. I recommend it.

    Just shot a match with my AK. It got banged around pretty good but held zero with no problem.
     

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    [​IMG]

    I have the Bushnell on mine and also have the PA on another rifle. I actually shot the review for the Ulitmak/TRS set-up but haven't edited it yet.

    Here's a preview---it's a good low cost alternative to the Aimpoint if you want a red dot on your AK :supergrin:
     
  4. Hamrhed

    Hamrhed AKs & Glocks

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    I agree with Plouffe: I run this setup and its been gtg so far...

    Hey Plouffe, do tell about the light mount in the pic!?
     
  5. ericG23

    ericG23

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    Plouffe,

    Did the gas tube replacement have any effect on accuracy?
     
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    It's the KZ offset mount. I have it on a few guns, including 870s---it's solid. For the money, it's great.
     
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    Hamrhed AKs & Glocks

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    good deal- Ill check it out!
     
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    I have a burris fastfire ii on a side mount rail. Got about 600 rounds through it. Has held zero so far and works great. When i got it a few months ago it was $200 with the picatinny mount from optics planet.

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  9. Travclem

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    +1 for the Bushnell TRS-25. I have one on a Scout mount on my SKS-M and it has held up to the heat well.
     
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    No noticeable difference with the Ultimak but it was a good shooter to start with. Using the Red Dot helped me because I couldn't see the Iron's well due to poor vision.
     
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    I have a Bushnell TRS-25 on route to me. Will be testing it Saturday. I have a Eotech on my other AK on a TWS Dog leg rail. The Bushnell will be on a side mount.
     
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    Maybe my eyes are just bad, but I have an easier time getting my irons on target than one of the red dots mentioned.
     
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    Tested the Bushnell TRS-25....
    Really small. I didn't think it was so small. Which is good, on my side mount it doesn't add any noticeable weight. It's also low mount. I didn't have much of a problem getting a good cheek weld. Doesn't co witness.
    Functions just like my AP. Setting 10 & 11 were ok in bright sunlight. Had it sighted in at 50 yards after 13 rounds out of the box.
    Seems to be sturdy.
     
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    Just bought a TRS-25. I am looking forward to comparing it to the Aimpoint H-1 I have. See how much of a difference the ~$400 got me with the Aimpoint. I have a feeling it isn't going to be as much of a difference as I want, but we'll see. lol
     
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    The difference is in the build quality and battery life. I have a T1 and TRS-25 and they are very different.



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    Agree but to me the only functional difference is battery life. The rest is preference. But, to me battery life is very important; being able to leave a red dot on for years and know it'll be ready when you may need it is a valuable trait.
     
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    CTfam DREAM BIG.

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    I have had great success with the Primary Arms Micro dot. Held up very well on my VZ. I have suggested it to several friends who aren't ready to drop $500 on a red dot.

    In fact, I am ready to bite the bullet and buy an Aimpoint so if anyone wants to buy my PA dot message me. I will cut you a deal!
     
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    CTfam DREAM BIG.

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    I've been away for a while so I must ask... How are folks mounting lights on their AKs these days? Is this that dragonfly mount?

    I'm about to put some cash into my 74. Thanks.
     
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    The Thorntail is pretty popular for Ultimak set ups. I run one and it works very well.
    Not sure which mount plouffe is using there.
     
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    As do I. I'm very happy with my Thorntail.