Is mounting a rail and scope on a Saiga dust cover a bad idea?


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Pun1sher
May 31, 2009, 06:37 AM
If so, why?

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Aka Zero
May 31, 2009, 07:58 AM
The dust cover is not the lost secure location. The recoil spring is holding it on basically. It will move with every shot.

I would suggest getting something for the side rail on the Saiga. they can be had for $20-30. And some of the permit the use of open sights under the scope.

Storm
May 31, 2009, 10:18 AM
Yup, the side rail mounting fixture along with the POSP mount is perfect. It was made for it.

H2O MAN
May 31, 2009, 10:22 AM
Does UltiMAK make a gas tube rail for the Saiga?

rangerruck
May 31, 2009, 01:08 PM
yes, but go here, and get all you need, this is the best rail ever made for
ak systems;
http://www.texasweaponsystems.com/id1.html

H2O MAN
May 31, 2009, 01:09 PM
:cool: The UltiMAK gas tube rail is awesome!

gotime242
May 31, 2009, 01:46 PM
They already said why it is bad.

This is all you need, its 23 dollars. I had one and it was perfect.

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/AKS006-6.html

http://www.ifatactical.com/files/1772952/uploaded/AK%20Side%20Rail.jpg

http://i39.tinypic.com/317jpdu.jpg

Pun1sher
May 31, 2009, 08:54 PM
thanks everybody, you've all been helpful.

Mooseman
May 31, 2009, 11:46 PM
gotime242, does it maintain zero when you take it off to clean the rifle?

lipadj46
May 31, 2009, 11:55 PM
does it maintain zero when you take it off to clean the rifle?

As long as you install it the same way it will hold it's zero pretty well. There is a quick release model that UTG makes also think it is $35.

chris in va
June 1, 2009, 02:13 AM
Does it sit over the centerline, or off to the left slightly?

gotime242
June 1, 2009, 02:49 AM
Yes it will hold zero. Its a VERY secure fit.

It is over the centerline.

rangerruck
June 1, 2009, 10:35 AM
did you look at the texasweaponsystems.com rail? it is fully floated, it is not
touching the top cover, and it quick releases, and opens fully forward, like a car hood. and will never lose zero.

maskedman504
June 1, 2009, 11:24 AM
did you look at the texasweaponsystems.com rail?

Some people can't be bothered by clicking a link; you gotta make it easy for them! :rolleyes:

http://texasweaponsystems.purehost.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/TWS/3-4view.jpg

http://www.texasweaponsystems.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/TWS/.pond/latch.jpg.w300h215.jpg

H2O MAN
June 1, 2009, 11:29 AM
Rock solid UltiMAK gas tube rail with an Aimpoint Micro T-1 :evil:

http://www.athenswater.com/images/practiacl-AKM.jpg

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