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

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Pun1sher, May 31, 2009.

  1. Pun1sher

    Pun1sher Well-Known Member

    If so, why?
  2. Aka Zero

    Aka Zero Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. Storm

    Storm Well-Known Member

    Yup, the side rail mounting fixture along with the POSP mount is perfect. It was made for it.
  4. H2O MAN

    H2O MAN member

    Does UltiMAK make a gas tube rail for the Saiga?
  5. rangerruck

    rangerruck Well-Known Member

  6. H2O MAN

    H2O MAN member

    :cool: The UltiMAK gas tube rail is awesome!
  7. gotime242

    gotime242 Well-Known Member

  8. Pun1sher

    Pun1sher Well-Known Member

    thanks everybody, you've all been helpful.
  9. Mooseman

    Mooseman Well-Known Member

    gotime242, does it maintain zero when you take it off to clean the rifle?
  10. lipadj46

    lipadj46 Well-Known Member

    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.
  11. chris in va

    chris in va Well-Known Member

    Does it sit over the centerline, or off to the left slightly?
  12. gotime242

    gotime242 Well-Known Member

    Yes it will hold zero. Its a VERY secure fit.

    It is over the centerline.
  13. rangerruck

    rangerruck Well-Known Member

    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.
  14. maskedman504

    maskedman504 Well-Known Member

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


  15. H2O MAN

    H2O MAN member

    Rock solid UltiMAK gas tube rail with an Aimpoint Micro T-1 :evil:


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