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plouffedaddy
June 10, 2012, 01:54 PM
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There are a ton of options in mounting a red dot on your AK: side rail mount, a mount that replaces the rear sight, Ultimak, Dog Leg, and the Midwest Industries handguard with optic specific mount that I have on my WASR here.

I've had this mount for about a year and overall find it tough to beat for the money. The rail and optic can be purchased from Primary Arms for around $179 and that combo has served me well. Here's a quick summary:

Pros:
Quick target acquisition
Lower 1/3 co-witness with iron sights
3 MOA dot,
Rail mounts to rifle very easily
Good battery life on the micro dot optic
Low price
Holds zero

Cons:
Shooting corrosive ammo is annoying since you have to remove the tube and optic to to clean. Optic would need to be re-zero'd.
14oz weight makes the rifle slightly front heavy
Clamping the rail on the barrel distorts the barrel harmonics and opens up your groups slightly

All in all it's a great set up that performs well. Here's a video review of the combination so you can see it in action:

Review Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxQJ9nSU1Ws&feature=channel&list=UL)

bamaranger
June 11, 2012, 08:02 PM
Hey plouf, How many rounds thru the rifle w/ the optic on board, and how long have you had the set up?

plouffedaddy
June 12, 2012, 08:41 AM
I've had it for over a year and probably 900-1100 rounds through it. I tend to shoot my Arsenals more than my WASR lately but that goes back in forth...

bamaranger
June 13, 2012, 02:56 AM
got it