AK-47 Optic Advice Needed

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by Like Water, May 22, 2009.

  1. Like Water

    Like Water New Member

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    Looking to get an optic for my AK and willing to spend up to $200. I'm looking for more of a tactical optic, not necessarily a scope with high magnification, but something that I can use at the range, is accurate enough to shoot a fist sized grouping at 100 yards, but is quick and easy to zero in when pulling up to shoot.

    I've found the following 3:

    -https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/19099
    -http://www.katerno.com/detail/s/72614/p/730135/Bushnell-1-x-28-Black-Matte-Red-Dot-4-Dial-In-Red/Green-Reticles---730135
    -http://www.mountsplus.com/miva/merchant.mvc?page=MSP/PROD/SPOT/SPO-MK3-NR6

    Let me know what you think about these and if you have any other ideas.

    Thanks
     
  2. canebrake

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    Does your AK have a picatinny rail?

    Does your AK have a side rail mount?

    You are trying to do two diametrically opposed actions. A 100yd shot is a one-eyed shot and the inside-the-wire shooting is a two eyed, reflex type shot.

    I found out how to do this but NOT at the same time.

    For the 'reach out and touch someone' you will need a scope:

    reachout50.jpg

    And for the zombie slayer:

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    Before I can suggest, I need more data!

    They have yet to produce a bi-focal sighting device. (At least one we can afford!)

    Oh, BTW, I got both of those ^ optics for far less than your 200$ budget! And NO they are NOT paint ball optics!
     
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  3. Like Water

    Like Water New Member

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    I'm learning, or at least trying too lol. I have the side-mounted "weaver" rail I believe it's called.
     
  4. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Like the one used for mounting the scope on my gun?
     
  5. Like Water

    Like Water New Member

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    Yes pretty much just like it just looks a bit different, but same side mounted location.
     
  6. canebrake

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  7. Like Water

    Like Water New Member

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    Thanks. I am just having a hard time figuring out which would be the best optic. I'm going to try out some of the one's my buddies have and see what I like the best.

    BTW, what does it mean when one red dot optic has a 2.5 MOA and another has a 5 MOA rating but other than that they are the same?
     
  8. AKCoastie89

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    NC Star makes a 1.25-4x32mm illuminated mil-dot scope that mounts to a picatinny rail. The 1.25 power is ideal for close quarters and the 4 power is good for long ranges. It goes for $80-140 depending on which site you buy it from. I have one for my Saiga .223.
     
  9. zombieapocalypse766

    zombieapocalypse766 New Member

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    canebrake- on the reach out and touch some one setup what kind of scope is that? and the mount?