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Old September 12, 2012, 09:46 PM   #1
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First AK47- Optic help

I just picked up a new M10 AK47. Its the side folder model with the rail system around the front of the barrel, set up for a forward mount optic. My question is which optic/ mount?

I am leaning towards a Aimpoint Mirco, however open to suggestions.

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Old September 13, 2012, 07:40 AM   #2
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It would help to post a pic or be a little more descriptive of what you currently have for handguards and/or gas tube. Brand name and model?
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Old September 13, 2012, 08:29 AM   #3
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Budget--Primary Arms Micro Dot

No budget--Aimpoint T1

With the factory rail you'll lose co-witness though...
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Old September 13, 2012, 08:55 AM   #4
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Here the gun...

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Old September 13, 2012, 10:26 AM   #5
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I think an aimpoint would be a good match
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Old September 13, 2012, 10:35 AM   #6
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The one.
The only.
The original.
Kobra!


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Old September 13, 2012, 11:15 AM   #7
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^ I've been thinking about getting a Kobra for mine with the dogleg mount.

OP, does your AK have the rail on the side of the receiver, above the trigger?

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Old September 13, 2012, 02:07 PM   #8
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What set up do you need to co-witness the front sight?
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Old September 13, 2012, 02:10 PM   #9
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You can get the Kobra with a Picatinny rail mount, or an AK side mount.
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Old September 13, 2012, 02:53 PM   #10
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Ultimak above.

MI optics specific rail below.




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Old September 13, 2012, 07:30 PM   #11
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What set up do you need to co-witness the front sight?
Cowitnessing just the front sight is pretty useless. Only serves to block your vision. And nothing is going to cowitness with the pair.
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Old September 13, 2012, 07:53 PM   #12
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Cowitnessing just the front sight is pretty useless. Only serves to block your vision. And nothing is going to cowitness with the pair.
Both of the above set ups are absolute cowitness.
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