Originally Posted by therewolf
Actually, there are bolt-on or replacement parts for AKs which have
scope rails attached to them. Shop around a little, google a little more.
you'd be surprised at what you can find for anything as popular as an AK...
I've seen most of them. The ones from Midwest Industries are nice, but that's about it. Pretty much all the side mounts I've seen leave the optic too high for my tastes, receiver and gas tube mounted optics aren't secure enough for me, and even the MI hand guard rail has some downfalls, mostly weight is what I don't like about it. I know it's not all that heavy, but the weight is right out on the end of the rifle, where the weight will feel the heaviest, plus you're stuck with either red dots, or IER scopes.
In my opinion, the only optic mount worth having the Micro Mount from MI that replaces the rear sight.
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