Optics and AK variant Yugo M70


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bennadatto
August 12, 2010, 01:49 PM
All,

Up until recently I've been a huge proponent of the AK rifle. Larger diameter projectile, great reliability, and (with the Yugo underfolder) ease of concealment if needed. But the problem I am coming into lately is mounting optics.

I've purchased a mount which replaces the rear sight leaf which works fine, but just barely. The red dot I have currently mounted just barely fits the mount, forget about adding anything else.

Are there any options for the AK series (especially the M70) that can allow a greater flexability in the mounting of optics? My preference is a mount closer to rear of the weapon so I don't have to really be concerned with long eye relief scopes.

What is the collective experience of the board? Do I need to ditch the AK and replace with a more optics friendly AR?

Thanks!

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nalioth
August 12, 2010, 01:51 PM
Texas Weapon Systems dogleg scope rail (http://texasweaponsystems.com/)

bennadatto
August 12, 2010, 02:11 PM
RATS!!! I just read that this mount will not work for an underfolder AK. :(

Any other suggestions from the board?

nalioth
August 12, 2010, 02:50 PM
• Get rid of the underfolder? <--- My favorite. IMHO, they're useless, and as you can see, they limit what you can do with them.

• Learn to love your Scout Scope mount (http://www.scoutscopes.com/)?

• Mount a side rail?

• Buy and install an Ultimak rail (http://www.ultimak.com)?

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