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What's a good red dot for an AK?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by ImaRepTexas77, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. ImaRepTexas77

    ImaRepTexas77 Llano, Texas New Member

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    i bought a bushnell trophy red dot a few months back but within a few hundred rounds the lens fell off. Any one know of a better brand with a similar price tag?
     
  2. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    I have one of these on a FN 12 GA auto shotgun and it's done just fine with 500 full power shells. I don't know how it would do in drop tests.. I will eventually replace it with an Eotech, but that holo will be stowed in the hard case as a backup

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  3. SheepDog223

    SheepDog223 Salem Well-Known Member

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    AK's are flat out HARD on optics. My rule... Don't spend less than $200 on an AK optic. Get a life time replacement warrenty. There are some cheap ($250) EOTechs out there that have been used hard. I got one and that would have to be my recomendation. Get a used EOTech. Waterproof to 10 or so feet minimum.

    Another reason to buy a good optic. It's cheaper. You wont have buyers remorse and you wont have to replace it ten times.


    I've had my Nikon Monarch on the past few AK's I've owned and it's worked well with almost a co witness. I recently replaced it with an EOTech and expect the same or better.
     
  4. Dieselfuel12v

    Dieselfuel12v Bellingham Member

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  5. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    Contact Bushnell they will replace your for free.
     
  6. supergenius

    supergenius 206 Active Member

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    Have one of those on my ak and it workls well.
     
  7. Wenis

    Wenis Tri-Cities, WA Member

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    I would discourage the Eotechs on an AK platform. The AKs can heat up quite a bit which can damage your optic. My suggestion is to go with something raised up off the rails or cheap that you might not mind replacing.