red dot sight for AK47

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by red1027, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. red1027

    red1027 New Member

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    Well since i bought my AK three years ago, I have not done anything to it. I have since gotten bored of it and instead of selling to purchase something else i have decided to add a few things....

    what do you all think about this .... would i be able to purchase it if so where would be the best site to buy it from.

    Quick acquisition KOBRA EKP 1S-03 Red Dot Military rifle scope with SVD/SKS & AKM/Saiga universal siderail mount

    any other suggestions as to add ons let me know....i am up for some customizing
     
  2. Don Davis

    Don Davis New Member

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    Looks good to me - let us know if you buy it and how it wirks.
     

  3. red1027

    red1027 New Member

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    slow,

    thanks for the info...i have emailed them. maybe that could be my xmas present for myself:cool:
     
  4. Shooter girl

    Shooter girl New Member

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    I have no experience with that particular company. Now at one point my late husband did get a dust cover with a rail on it for his AK, and put a red dot on it. But he said the zero changed with every round because of the looseness of the cover. So he went back to iron sights.

    Now, there are other products out there that you can get that would work for you.

    Something like this. UTG HG465 AMD-65 Tactical Quad Rail [437 MNT-HG465] : BlackJack Buffers LLC

    And you could put just about any red dot you want that works with that particular rail system.
     
  5. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    What kind of AK are we talkin' here?
     
  6. red1027

    red1027 New Member

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    it is a yugoslavia ak47
     
  7. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    Are we talkin' fixed stock, or underfolder? Heavy barreled RPK? Are you looking to keep the original furniture? Reason I ask is that many of the tactical mounts change the traditional AK look and I don't know if that bothers you. Also the type/range of shooting you want to do with your AK will play a part in what scope/mount combo you would want. If you are shooting with in 150-200 yards there are some open sight combination's that work really well.

    Little more info. and I should be able to give you some options that I've tried.:)
     
  8. ARnoob

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    I have a Yugo M70 underfolder that I've been customizing. I put a UTG Tactical Quad Rail with picatinny rails on it, and mounted a Bushnell Trophy 1x32 red dot on it. I sighted it in at around 50 feet. It works really well. The Bushnell is being sold here http://www.opticsplanet.net/bushnell-trophy-1x32-riflescope-730132p.html for about $150.

    Here's a red dot (Vortex StrikeFire) that's received good reviews and has a nice price tag as well. It's marketed for AR type rifles, so I don't know if the caliber difference will negatively affect it. Here's the link to a review from TGF: TacticalGunFan.com - Vortex StrikeFire Red Dot Is A Good Value

    Here's a link for the Leapers UTG M70 Yugo Tactical Quad Rail:

    AKS-102 - AK-47 Leapers UTG M70 Yugo Tactical Quad Rail For Use With Models With Grenade Launcher Sights

    I hope this helps...:)
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2009
  9. kenhesr

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    HI red, I've been using the Kobra red dots for around 15 years and have had zero problems. I've read some real bad posts about them, but I like mine. They are also my favorite red dot to use with the AR-15's. I bought mine thru Kalinkas optic whse, don't know if they still carry them or not?

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    Break out the flames guys! -- My favorite mod to the AKs is the Fiberforce thumbhole stock. I like the longer length of pull and cheek weld they give ya. The rifle seems to handle better for me and these stocks are tougher than owl crap! Forget about the forearms that come with them, they are junk, never fit quite right, but I sure do like the stocks!!

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    This is just what works for me, kinda old school, don't know if I would recommend them for anybody else? gotta go with what ya like! Good luck with your project! Ken
     
  10. red1027

    red1027 New Member

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    Well, I am looking to keep on original furniture and keep the fixed stock on it. I want to have the original look but I want to have a cool red dot on it and spice it up a bit while staying close to original as possible. I will probably use it to shoot no more than 100 yards occasionally do some at 200.

    thanks guys/gals for the suggestions. keep em coming...
     
  11. FCross7

    FCross7 New Member

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    If your planning on doing much 100 yard shooting, I would recommend something other than a red dot. At that distance, the dot is going to completely cover most targets that you would be shooting.

    -Fred
     
  12. red1027

    red1027 New Member

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    So a open sight would be best if I am going to stay under 200 yards?
     
  13. red1027

    red1027 New Member

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    i have found some pretty cheap...any particular brand or make that is preffered.
     
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2009
  14. JoshX3Magazine

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    I just did an article/mini-review on the Armson OEG red dot sight, you might consider that!

    You can read my article about them in HuntX3 digital magazine, online at Hunt X3

    I actually hung onto the sites they sent me for review I liked them so much. I put them on my GSG-5 and my AR. They're very high quality, durable, simple and need no batteries.

    Their website is Home of Armson Sighting Systems

    Josh
     
  15. jimlovesguns

    jimlovesguns New Member

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    my immediate recommendation would be the dogleg rail from texasweaponsystems.com, then i would get a Bushnell the 1" like the Micro T-1 that they have. it fits low, doesnt take up much space, is inexpensive, and once you have the rail mounted, it makes it easy to shoot, yet clean your rifle, and all it takes is removing and then replacing the same screw with a dab of lock tite. i have it on mine and i love it. Also, the AK lightning bolt is drop in part for your AK, coloradoshootingsports.com. i also have it and love it.
     
  16. Ruzai

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    IF you have a side-rail the side rail picatinny mounts from UTG are decent, they hold their zero really well, was testing it on my last range trip and it held up through heavy recoil and what not.
    I'm assuming you might since the red-dot you posted was to attach to the side-rail.
    There are several other ways to put a red-dot or scope on your Ak other than the side rail. One way is the Krebs custom over-the-dustcover picatinny rail they have.