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Anyone have experience with the AK47 UTG aluminum 4 rail forend?

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by Blitzkrieg, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    I have a nice Norinco side folder and want a fore grip and holo optic.. so far it's been a safe queen and stock but I'm feeling the need to get 'er up to par.. is this thing quality or junk?
     
  2. olywa

    olywa oly Member

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    Junk. I run an us palm Tri rail set up for a aimpoint micro.
     
  3. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    I went another route
     
  4. olywa

    olywa oly Member

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    What rail system?
     
  5. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    I went with the a top cover mount I already had with the tension screws and did it one better with longer allens from Tacoma Screw and aircraft lock nuts. It locks up very tight even without the screws so they are just insurance. That way I can stay with my steel ventilated gas tube cover and the thermo plastic lower with a rail for the folding grip that I already had. It's a factory side folder Norinco, the best of them IMO

    The rail on the cover also has a passage for using the irons. Next it's the scope, decided on this one, found them as low as $172

    http://www.opticsplanet.com/leatherwood-cmr-series-hi-lux-1-4x24-riflescope.html

    Then tritium irons
     
  6. hoody

    hoody Tigard/Beaverton area Active Member

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    You could also use a Midwest Industries quad rail. Allows cowitness red dot mount and keeps existing gas tube. Can't clean gas tube without Allen wrenching.

    Pre1990 Type 56S2? Nice. Collectible. Personally, I'd rock it stock with irons.
     
  7. mrsaturn7085

    mrsaturn7085 Beaverton, OR Member

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    UltiMAK rail for the optic, then whatever lower-half railed handguard you want. The UltiMAK lower rail is kinda pricey but their optic mount is worth the cost for the stability.
     
  8. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    If you're going to mount an optic I'd go with a parabellum armament dust cover rail or the gen2 TWS rail.
    I've got the Gen2 TWS rail.. I think it needs some work but I've seen the PA rail and that one looks like it would be a little more sturdy.

    OR an ultimak gas tube rail, (The heat woulndn't melt the optic unless you were doing mad amounts of bump firing.)

    But the optic you're mounting looks like the dust cover rail would be best. I know folks have their doubts with dust cover mounted rails but these two companies have really "Changed the game" (I know folks hate that term) :p so to speak.

    And if you've got a standard rear tang you could get a better LOP with the new TSD combat systems side folding stock with a milspec size CTR or MOE stock and still utilize a side folding stock.

    Give'er a thought if you havent purchased your items yet.
     
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  9. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Mine looks to be (no matter how hard I tweak it) very solid. The AK is at most a 350 yard weapon so we shall see
     
  10. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    20 gauge shotgun mop.
     
  11. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Harbor Freight tools has a pack of poly brushes cheap for gas tube cleaning and such
     
  12. hoody

    hoody Tigard/Beaverton area Active Member

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    Yeah, but not the same clean. Not a big deal, old habits....