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I do not like any of the methods used to mount a sight or scope so far on an ak the side mounted scope I hear has alot of proplems they vibrate and come undone while shooting I do not want to put an optic on the upper foregrip eithe rb because I want the sight to be close to my eye I want the ak47 to have a rail buit right on top of the reciever like the zaztava m70pap aks how can I mount an optic on top of a regular ak? Can you drill and tap the top of the reciever and instal a picatany rail? I do not want to buy a reciever with rails built in I dont want to spend extra cash how can I mount an optic on top of the reciever close to my eye?
 

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I just bought a UTG 5th gen dust cover with rail and it has 2 screws on the backside that press against the receiver to make it more stable. I read the comments and someone put over a 1000 rds throught their AK and said the rail stayed in place and the scope stayed at zero. That person installed this on a MAK 90 norinco .

That's what I'm putting mine on because the mak 90 has no side mount.

Hope this helps.
 

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Funny that you post that . Budddy of mine just got that set up for his 74..... Don't think he's got it on yet ..... I'll see if I can get photo's and a review on , if he has time's.... Have you looking into MI .inc ?
 

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Funny that you post that . Budddy of mine just got that set up for his 74..... Don't think he's got it on yet ..... I'll see if I can get photo's and a review on , if he has time's.... Have you looking into MI .inc ?
Yea but i dont like the gap between the bust cover and rail. Thats why i went with these im haven it ceracoated but should get it back soon n ill post pics. But with the dust cover rail i heard u gotta rezero after dismount
 

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I have a Romanian AKM-47 (not that that matters, an AK is an AK) with a CQB scope mounted on it using the side rail. No vibration. The reason for this is that I put a drop of red liquid on each allen screw and then screwed the allen screws into place. This liquid (and for the life of me I cannot remember the name of it) comes in two colors, red and blue. Once the red sets up, the screws have to be heated to at least 500 degrees in order to remove them, the blue, just a little force. I found this out the hard way. But since I do not plan on removing the mount, no harm done. You can also try a picatinney rail dust cover that Brownell's sells. Either way will work just fine.


I do not like any of the methods used to mount a sight or scope so far on an ak the side mounted scope I hear has alot of proplems they vibrate and come undone while shooting I do not want to put an optic on the upper foregrip eithe rb because I want the sight to be close to my eye I want the ak47 to have a rail buit right on top of the reciever like the zaztava m70pap aks how can I mount an optic on top of a regular ak? Can you drill and tap the top of the reciever and instal a picatany rail? I do not want to buy a reciever with rails built in I dont want to spend extra cash how can I mount an optic on top of the reciever close to my eye?
 

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I've had my Mitchell Arms Yugoslavian pre-ban M70 AK folder 24 years. It has the original Yugo scope mount and a Ukrainian FED 1.5x4.5 scope I picked up last year. I average 2-2.5" groups at 100 yards with no problems and nothing's ever become loose. Other than using a side rail I'd recommend only a mounting system that is used in place of the rear sight. Mounting a scope on the receiver cover is probably the worse thing you can do. Since it's your weapon you have every right to try it though. Good luck.


 

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That is a sweet looking shootin iron!!!
 
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