AK-47 Tasco Reddot

Discussion in 'Range Report' started by deathkricket, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. deathkricket

    deathkricket New Member

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    It was a nice cold wet day today when i got to hit the range and test out my new Tasco reddot i picked up at Wal Mart
    for $40. I must say for the price i didnt expect it to hold a zero very well but to my amazment after 500 rounds it was still dead on.
    Over all it was very pleasent to use and with 11 light settings, seeing it in the day is not a problem.
    Heres a few target pics from the AK-47 and my Glock 23. I would say the Tasco reddot feels solid and well built
    and for $40 its hard to beat, and a breeze to sight in. (and yes the date is still wrong)
     

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  2. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    Nice shooting! For the price them Tasco Reddots can hold a zero, are priced nicely and are sturdy so far, got a couple as backups.

    Were you cold? Maybe you should put one on that Glock....LOL, just kidding sir! :p

    Lord, may a family of hungry baby Aardvarks try to climb into and up my pants legs and try to nurse, for that rude comment....Amen. :eek:

    Jack
     

  3. TheOldMan

    TheOldMan New Member

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    I've got a BSA on my AK. Identical to yours and just as sturdy..
     
  4. deathkricket

    deathkricket New Member

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    Well in my defense, the center hits on the glock target are from blazer FMJ, the rest all over the target are remington hollow points which have a tendency to go everywhere but where you point them, and a few of the hits are from me perfecting my bump fire :)
     
  5. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I have one of those Red Dots, picked it up just to see for the price how it did. I haven't got around to using it yet, so thanks for the report. I may try it out and give another review. That way people that don't have a lot in their budget can know about some less expensive alternatives.
    Besides it's going on an AK so who really cares, how much it costs?
     
  6. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    I have the very same on my brownig buckmark. My only complaint is the thing keeps coming loose after 30 or so rounds. :confused:
     
  7. deathkricket

    deathkricket New Member

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    The first time mine came loose i cranked it down with a dime pretty tight and it never came undone after that, what i use to do with my other one's is put clear finger nail polish on the threads and tighten it back down and when the polish dry's it will keep it from coming loose again from vibration, at least that worked on my halo i had on my moss 590
     
  8. User Name

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    I have a WASR-10 AK, I just bought this same Tasco red dot. I cant figure out how to mount it though. Where did you get that mounting rail at? How much did it cost? What is the cheapest option to go with that?
     
  9. deathkricket

    deathkricket New Member

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    My rail to mount it came with my WASR, you should be able to go to your local gun shop and ask for a AK-47 scope mount, they are around 30 bucks.
     
  10. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    Kricket,
    Glad that worked out for you. Its a trip what little help a bone stock AK needs to get it shooting' better. I've used several cheap(er) optics applications on AKs along the way and found that you don't need much to improve accuracy, speed and target acquisition. I'm gonna go get one of those pretty quick after hearing/seeing the results.

    Username, (strange screen name btw) check out these quick detachable mounts: Leapers UTG 5th Generation Quick Detachable Picatinny-Style Double Rail Mount AK-47 Matte - MidwayUSA

    They might cost about $10 more than your standard mount, but they are incredibly convenient and hold zero well after detaching and reattaching. they are also surprisingly stout. I like to practice them with use of scope around 75-100 yards, then detach and put many holes in a target in close range, then reattach and engage further target again and repeat process.

    Good Times!
     
  11. Warren2

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    I've seen those Tascos at Wallie World, look like well worth a try for that price, but i will give you another reasonably priced alternative to those $300++ monsters... take a look at a Vortex Strike Fire red dot system. Only $125 and they seem to work quite well. I put one on my SKS the other day and it works very well so far. Has both red and green dots, scope covers, comes with mount for flat tops and a 2x multiplyer.
     
  12. User Name

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    Thanks Diggs! I actually just ordered that exact one. Thanks for the help!

    -Shawn
     
  13. afi1

    afi1 New Member

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    Wow! That mount is super high. If you start shooting longer distances, you might want to look into a lower mount, so you can hold consistant cheek-to-stock.
     
  14. deathkricket

    deathkricket New Member

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    you know, i thought the same thing when i put it on, i was thinking theres no way i will be able to use this thing, but it is a lot more easy to use then it first looks as it is very easy to distance shoot with it, plus i can drop down lower to my iron sights with i prefer for long distance any way.
     
  15. MrGrumpy89

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    I just bought that same scope mount only mine is the quick detach version. the only problem I had is the mounting rail was bent slightly to the the left. Did you have the same problem? My local gunsmith is going to try to bend it straighter. hopfully he can get it corrected.
     
  16. deathkricket

    deathkricket New Member

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    No mine was right on and came with my AK, guess you got a bunk one, i would take it back where you bought it and replace it.
     
  17. MrGrumpy89

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    So I took mine to the gun smith. turns out it wasn't the mount, my reciever was bent so he fixed it; 40 bucks later. we'll see tomorrow how it shoots. I put a 3x9 scope on it.
     
  18. bmb1127

    bmb1127 New Member

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    what type of mount is this and where do ya get em. got a ak and would love to put a cheapo dot on it