What's out there in 7.62x39mm rangefinding scopes


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R.W.Dale
November 28, 2008, 12:02 PM
I seem to recollect seeing a few Russian scopes with a range compensating reticule for 7.62x39mm's ballistics. I require something that either has a 1" tube or will mount to a weaver/picitinny rail

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gvnwst
November 28, 2008, 12:13 PM
Only ones i have seen are for the 'x54 or the 9x39.....

rbernie
November 28, 2008, 12:15 PM
I'd start by asking Doug:

http://tantal.kalashnikov.guns.ru/optics1.html

Jubjub
November 28, 2008, 01:16 PM
I have one of these little Barska scopes mounted on a 10/22, but the reticle is supposedly for an SKS. http://www.swfa.com/p-6035-barska-4x21-electro-sight.aspx

The documentation gives no indication of what the various marks would correspond to with 7.62X39 ballistics, but it's actually pretty useful for holdover on a .22. It is a 30mm tube, and the eye relief is very short. Very very short. I had to shorten the stock a bit to be able to get close enough to it. Reasonably good optics, though pretty dim.

Coronach
November 28, 2008, 01:19 PM
PK-AS

I don't think it has a rangefinding reticle (it's been a while since I used it), but it does have a BDC cam calibrated for 7.62x39 12x grain bullets.

Mike

ETA: It does have a rangefinding feature. The eliptical reticle can be used to estimate distance. never tried it, so I dunno how good it is.

Saiga39
November 28, 2008, 06:59 PM
Once in a while Kalinka Optics has a scope with a 400m draganov range finding reticule that was supposedly for 7.62x39.

Check their website every once in a while.

Coronach
November 28, 2008, 07:21 PM
If it's a Dragunov reticle, it's probably for -54R. Unless, of course, you mean a Dragunov reticle that has been recalibrated for 7.62x39.

Mike

elmerfudd
November 29, 2008, 12:01 AM
Considering that the reticles on some of the Russian scopes were made for ridiculously long distances, they might actually be better suited to the 7.62x39. The IP21 with the magnification set at 9x has the hash marks ranged for 900m, 1000m, 1100m, 1200m and 1300m. You would have to run a ballistics program, do a little math and I doubt that the marks would indicate nice neat distances, but in a lot of ways you'd probably have a more functional scope.

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