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AK Optics

Discussion in 'Scopes & Optics' started by RedneckRampage, May 17, 2015.

  1. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    I just bought an N-PAP and am trying to decide on an optic for it. my choices are an EOTech or an Aimpoint M2 or M3. I'm planning on an Ultimak rail to mount it on. any words of advice? Cons of either on an AK?
     
  2. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I have an opinion based upon a decade of building, shooting and playing AK optics :)

    I have an ultimak and it does get hot after shooting multiple rounds and warms up the optic. It also adds weight forward, so the only sight I like is my small Trijicon, but in the end I always take that stuff off and go back to my Powers Custom Mojo Peep sight. My eyes aren't so good anymore and the mojo really does make the AK sight work much better.

    FWIW, I have Eotechs, Aimpoints and Trijicons and like I said, they always come off eventually.

    ...and, I had a Russian Kobra on my SAM7/with the side mounted sight base, but I had to lift my head off the stock like a Meerkat to see thru that thing.

    My $0.03 :)
     
  3. Lars

    Lars Clackamas Active Member

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    Look at RS Regulate side mounts with an Aimpoint
     
  4. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    For an ultimak, micro dot works the best...T1 Aimpoint, or on the cheaper side, vortex or bushnell TRS 25.

    For a side mount, as said above, look as the RS Regulate mounts for the optic of choice...
     
  5. Trunkmonkey

    Trunkmonkey Tigard, Oregon Member

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    I also have an Npap, and agree that a micro dot on an Ultimak, or Rs Regulate rail with either a scope or Eotech is the way to go. I already had an Eotech and I really like them for my use, so I bought the Rs mount Yugo specific which is 307 model for a full length rail. I also like the heavy barrel of the Npap, but wanted to cut weight since adding the sight would add some weight. Changing the stock with an adaptor and collapsible made a noticeable difference, which in my opinion is just as awesome an upgrade as the rail and sight.
     
  6. ConcreteJungle

    ConcreteJungle Eugene Well-Known Member

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    like a few have mentioned, the Ultimak gets hot so be aware.
    if you can mount a QD side mount, that's probably your best choice so if your optic fails for whatever reason you can pull it off and still use your irons.
    TWS makes the dog leg mount but I've read mixed reviews on it.
    good luck.