AK optics question


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Collector0311
March 13, 2013, 12:13 PM
I'm shooting the Zastava PAP M70, and am looking to mount an eotech and possibly a magnifier. Here's my question, the rifle has a railed top cover that rocks slightly when locked into place. Is there a way to stabilize this top cover? Would placing optics on this weapon before fixing the cover be counterproductive? Any advice is greatly appreciated gents.
Regards,
Brandon

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TIMC
March 13, 2013, 12:57 PM
Top cover optics mounting never seem to turn out with the desired results. I would suggest an ultimak mount if you want a stable holosite mount but that would not allow for a magnifier. That is how I did mine.

Collector0311
March 13, 2013, 01:02 PM
Thanks TIMC, any way you could add a pic of that mount you have so I can get a better understanding?

Sam1911
March 13, 2013, 01:07 PM
Their web page shows lots of views: http://ultimak.com/

TIMC
March 13, 2013, 01:10 PM
Here is mine...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/timc/AKdayshift.jpg

The top cover mount I keep just in case I want to play with night vision
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/timc/AKnightshift.jpg

SabbathWolf
March 14, 2013, 03:20 AM
I'm shooting the Zastava PAP M70, and am looking to mount an eotech and possibly a magnifier. Here's my question, the rifle has a railed top cover that rocks slightly when locked into place. Is there a way to stabilize this top cover? Would placing optics on this weapon before fixing the cover be counterproductive? Any advice is greatly appreciated gents.
Regards,
Brandon
Does your rifle have a side rail or no?

briansmithwins
March 14, 2013, 10:05 AM
The top covers are pretty much worthless. If your rifle has a rail, I'd use that. Barring the rail, the Ultimak is the way to go.

If you mount a Aimpoint Micro on a Ultimak (or a Micro clone from Primary Arms) it will be low enough that you can use the iron sights thru the optic if you need to.

BSW

JustinJ
March 14, 2013, 01:08 PM
While the cheap rail covers are generally junk the Texas Weapon Systems dog leg works quite well at providing a solid railed top cover. It's hinged sort of like a AK74U (krinkov) top rail.

http://texasweaponsystems.com/id1.html

Averageman
March 15, 2013, 03:12 PM
While the cheap rail covers are generally junk the Texas Weapon Systems dog leg works quite well at providing a solid railed top cover. It's hinged sort of like a AK74U (krinkov) top rail.

I was expermenting with my AK103 and found the Texas Weapon System allows the EO Tech to hold zero well enough after opening and closing the cover. I tried this several times in a row at the range and I was happily surprised; so happy I bought another exact set up for my Red Jacket AK.

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