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Side mount rail for AKM and optic choices

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No need to apologize, I didn't take anything you said personally. Midwest is a good company, I use and recommend some of their stuff but there better products out there. As for cost, look at how much a Geissele mount is and they are cheap compared to GDI, KAC, Spuhr and Scalarworks
Yeah $200 isn't much for a mount to me when I'm talking about a $900 optic. I use Bobro or Larue mounts on most of my AR equipment.
 
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No need to apologize, I didn't take anything you said personally. Midwest is a good company, I use and recommend some of their stuff but there better products out there. As for cost, look at how much a Geissele mount is and they are cheap compared to GDI, KAC, Spuhr and Scalarworks
Oh and MI is a fat pig compared to the RS, so there's that.
 
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Yeah $200 isn't much for a mount to me when I'm talking about a $900 optic. I use Bobro or Larue mounts on most of my AR equipment.
I'd recommend an optic specific upper mount, it will be lighter than a pic rail and will position the optic lower on the weapon.
 
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The only thing that steered me away from optics up front was being so close to the gas block/piston emanating heat after strings of rapid fire. Obviously that wouldn't be an issue for a tough optic but still something to consider.
It will definitely kill lessor optics, I strictly use Aimpoint Micros on mine, they been fine and have survived carbine classes and some pretty heavy shooting where the rail is hot enough to melt flesh..
 
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Ran an Ultimak on my 107 years ago, worked well.
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Used my friends 101 last month @ PR with a PKAS ( IIRC), wootz load of fun.
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I ran my Romy build with irons this month...had a first round hit at 280yds.
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All in all, it boils down to personal preference...Even after 20 years of shooting rifle matches, I still prefer a red dot for anything under 300 yds, shoot irons just because. I've run magnified on my ARs, but still end up going back to a red dot on my game guns.
 
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To me, the TWS dust cover rail system seems like a good option. Thats what I'd do if I didn't get the midwest handguard quadrail (that btw I am not a big fan of, gets too hot and is too wide)
 

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