Red Dot on an AK

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by Mick3411, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. Mick3411

    Mick3411 New Member

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    Am interested in putting a Red Dot on my AK. Tried a $100 Sight Mark and it died after about 100 rounds. I dont want to put $450 into a red dot. Do you have any recommendations?
     
  2. KHickam

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    vortex strike force - There are several reviews on the net and they seem positive
     

  3. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Primary arms micro red dot also gets lots of good reviews on AKs.
     
  4. Mick3411

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    I have a Primary Arms on my AR and it works well. I should have stayed with that one. The Vortex sounds interesting too though.
     
  5. MikeJK

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    Primary Arms if you're not wanting to go Aimpoint.

    What happened here is what a lot of us try so hard to prevent only to be called snobs. $100 was wasted on an optic most would have recommended the posted to stay away from. $100 I'm sure should have been spent on range time.
     
  6. Glore

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    I have a Vortex Sparc. The no nonsense warranty sold me. I got a friend a primary arms for his SKS. Ive shot both and without any bias, id say the Vortex Sparc has a slight lead. One thing i DO NOT like is the on/off position on the Sparc. Its on the side and after reading reviews about how putting the gun in a case could accidentally turn the dot on, thought it wouldnt happen to me. I was wrong. It did happen and the negative reviews on the on/off position hold true. Other than that...no complaints.
     

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  7. Glore

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    Another thing, i couldnt find aftermarket lens caps to replace the cheap bikini covers for the primary arms. I did however find a nice set of flip ups that fit the Sparc nicely.
     
  8. rifleshooter474

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    I have used both a AIMPOINT M4 and EO-Tech 553 on my AKs and my AMD-65 they both work great.:)
     
  9. AleksiR

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    I'm running a Bushnell TRS-25 on my Saiga, has worked fine so far. If I was buying the red dot now, I'd probably go with a Vortex or a Primary Arms.

    Saiga with the TRS-25 mounted on an Ultimak mount.
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  10. lilbailnick

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    My self as well have the TRS-25 but I jus got the new Guntec beryl style rail with flip up peep sight and combine that with 74 muzzle brake and a doubled sight radius with Guntec's rail which doesn't cost more than the rifle like other upgrades and co-witness the TRS25 and I have found my mix.... Bring the AK and leave the cannoli
     
  11. lilbailnick

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    TRS25 with Guntec beryl rail with rear peep sight
     
  12. lilbailnick

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    All the suggestions are there...I've got the TRS25 Bushnell on Guntec new beryl style rail with rear peep sight and I love it. Double sight radius and the mount is solid and doesn't cost as much as the rifle as some rail systems for the AK do..

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  13. okdonk

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    I have the Bushnell TRS25 on my Arsenal Saiga. Mounted on side rail. Works great and always zero. Highly recommended and not bad for a $80 price range.
     

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    Love the AK...!
     
  15. okdonk

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  16. Glore

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    Great AK, how do you like the foregrip? Does it mount on stock without mods?
     
  17. BodySnatcher

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    TRS-25 on my M10-762 works great. Its all I need out to 300 yards. Beyond that, who cares, its an AK.


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  18. okdonk

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    The stock Arsenal doesnt have top & bottom rails. So i got the inexpensive Tapco handguard which has top & bottom rails. But i only installed the bottom part. The foregrip is just perfect, fits and looks better rather than the vertical on AK, IMO.
     
  19. lilbailnick

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    Also wanted to ask what is that you have mounted on your charging handle?....like it and I want one, and does extend the length a little cause my bolt carrier latch is a little short and crude... Thanks
     
  20. okdonk

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    http://store.carolinashooterssupply.com/servlet/-strse-266/Tromix-Saiga-Ak47-extended/Detail

    Its an add on which u bolt on the existing latch. Makr sure you use blue loctite on the screw. So far i have no problem with it, love it and it makes my AK looks better. ;).