View Full Version : AK-47 Scope

November 17, 2008, 06:05 PM
Looking to purchase a scope for my newly acquired AK. I have very limited knowledge of scopes, primarily being a handgun shooter. Your help and suggestions are appreciated. Budget is $200 but would like not to spend too much.

November 17, 2008, 08:15 PM
You should be able to find a Leupold VX-1 2-7X scope in your price range. Set to 2X it's fine for close range and 7X is about all you'll need on an AK. I just ordered one from Midway for less than $200.
Leupold has one of the best reputations in the scope business.
I suggest the LR Duplex reticle.

November 17, 2008, 11:32 PM
if you have the side rail installed already...the above would be a good option...

I have the sks scout mount from www.scoutscopes.com (http://www.scoutscopes.com) an dit is rock solid, so I assume their AK mount would be as well

you would need a handgun or LER scope for it.

November 23, 2008, 08:25 PM
LaRue IronDot

replaces your rear AK sight, co-witness to the dot...have a few buds who love em for general usage...no need to replace handguards etcc..

Only S&W and Me
May 10, 2009, 09:30 PM
Any new suggestions on AK-47 scopes?

Only S&W and Me
May 23, 2009, 10:23 PM
Any further recommendations?

May 24, 2009, 08:20 AM
if it equiped with the side mount, and I'm sure someone is going to let me have it, the russian optics made for the side mount are not that bad.

May 24, 2009, 12:22 PM
I've got a ProMag side rail mount and a cheap $40 3-9x40 Simmons on my .223 Saiga and it fits me well. With some Loctite Blue I've had no problems with zero yet. Don't know if the Simmons would hold up to regular abuse from a 7.62x39 though.

May 25, 2009, 09:21 AM
I'll second the russian/belarus optics. Check out Kalinka Optics. I have several AK's with optics, all commbloc. I like the looks as well as function on an ak. As long as you've got the side rail you're good to go. If not, check out Tantals site for some options.


May 27, 2009, 03:45 PM
I get scopes from CDNN and I have several all under $20 they are the short 7 1/2" ones they work good on my SKSs.I am not shooting at 500 yrds,and the guns generally do not shoot tight groups.and I can shoot rifle very well.my 1903 will shoot 1" groups at 100Yrds with my hand loads.
why put an expensive scope on a bang about gun.the best use is for long range.:rolleyes::eek::D

June 3, 2009, 02:44 PM
the one on snowmans looks beast,
id stick to a mid-sized scope

June 4, 2009, 12:45 AM
bsa stealth series held up on my sks before i got rid of it there the same caliber so maybe you could try one of them?

June 5, 2009, 04:11 AM
Get a red dot, not a scope.