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Old 10-01-2012, 07:53 PM   #1
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Default Red Dot Or Telescopic Scope?

I am only contemplating. Which brings me to this question. For my AK which is more preferrable ... a red-dot sight ... or a telescopic scope?
I pose this query to more expert opinions, as I have none.

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Old 10-01-2012, 11:50 PM   #2
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What are you wanting to do with it? Tactical rapid sight & target acquisition or more precise shooting? I would think with an AK you would want the tactical rapid sight and target acquisition. If so the Red Dot or Holographic type sight would be my choice. More of a if SHTF type weapon!

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What are you wanting to do with it? Tactical rapid sight & target acquisition or more precise shooting? I would think with an AK you would want the tactical rapid sight and target acquisition. If so the Red Dot or Holographic type sight would be my choice. More of a if SHTF type weapon!

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I heard with a red-dot scope in a matter of four to five months, or about 2000 or more ammo shootings, the red-dot tends to disappear. So I am a bit confused. But to answer your question. It is for more precise shooting. Thanks Snipe!
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I vote both. While I don't have an AK, I do have an AR and have an Eotech and a Nikon 223 this gives me the option to do whichever I want while at the range. If you can only have one you would have to choose the one you think would use most for your application.

Sounds like telescopic if your are going for precision.

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If it is for more precise shooting you would need to go with the scope. If you did go with the other it would be a small dot reticle like the EOTech. But a good 3 or 4X would give you precise shots and would also allow you to focus fast due to not being over magnified even at closer range!
I use to shoot rabbits on the run when I was young with a Marlin 39-A with a 4X Scope on it. So it proves it would work well for moving and even closer in targets.

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If you want to mount a scope on your AK,I'd suggest getting a mount like this-
https://www.apexgunparts.com/product_info.php/cPath/107/products_id/2520

I had a side mount on my Saiga,and the scope set up real high over the receiver.It really messed up your cheekweld being that high.

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Shooting at what range? I have a circle dot Leupold Mark 4 on my AR and I am looking for a 4X12 or higher magnification mil-dot scope to trade for it. I find that the Mark 4 is excellent for up to 50 yards (for me) but out at 100 the dot obscures the bullseye.

I don't have an AK, but the ones that I have fired are not as accurate as I am out at 100 yards.

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If it is for more precise shooting you would need to go with the scope. If you did go with the other it would be a small dot reticle like the EOTech. But a good 3 or 4X would give you precise shots and would also allow you to focus fast due to not being over magnified even at closer range!
I use to shoot rabbits on the run when I was young with a Marlin 39-A with a 4X Scope on it. So it proves it would work well for moving and even closer in targets.

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I have tried both I have to admit I'm new to the red-dot sight and have always used a scope but after using the red-dot for a few months I'm back to the scope and this is on an AK.
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I voted for both also. I put a 30 mm Bushnell Trophy 1-4x24 scope with a 4A reticle and an illuminated 1 moa dot on my AR. One scope does it all and if you lose your battery the scope still works. I shopped the price pretty hard and it was under $200 from Academy.

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Thank you gents for your valuable insights.

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