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Laser Sights Recommendations

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by snoopy2u, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. snoopy2u

    snoopy2u New Member

    Nov 13, 2008
    southern north carolina
    Hi Guys - I've got an Ak variant, 7.62x39 - that I recently did some work on. The rifle has a receiver mounted scope and bracket. Its time for me to zero this puppy in. However - after removing the scope and bracket - i am suspecting that my first hundred rounds would be well clear of the paper. Dangerously, clear!!

    So, i was thinking of using a bore laser sight to initially get the round onto the paper. I've seen the cartidge type laser sights that insert into the chamber, and I've seen the type that slides into the front of the barrel via a dowel of sorts.

    Is there anyone out there that has used any of these laser sighting tools? That can suggest or recommend the advantages/disadvantages of either type?

    Is there a brand name better or more preferred than others?

    Also, where can a guy go to research the use of the tangent sights on my AK? A website would work fine. I need to understand how to use these fixed sights? Are the increments in meters? - to what range ...etc. Any info on adjusting and using the fixed sights on this AK would be helpful.

  2. kd7nqb

    kd7nqb Senior Member

    May 1, 2006
    Puyallup Washington
    I have used to the laser bore sighters that slide in the end of the barrell to zero scopes and it worked well. My only warning is people seem to forget that you still do need to fire a few rounds to finish the zeroing process due to variations in ammo and such. One of my buddies was super convinced that as long as his cross hairs matched with the laser he was perfect. Granted he was close but not dead on.

    As far as specific brands I have no recommendations.
  3. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Senior Member

    Feb 23, 2006
    If you get the kind that sticks in the muzzle just make dang sure you remove it before sending a projectile through it! It seems that the kind that goes in the chamber would be more accurate as the muzzleloader-type might not be as snug as a fit, but I haven't used either type as of yet.
    Is your range 100 yards only? You could start out at 25 if you are concerned about not hitting paper.
  4. jackdanson

    jackdanson Member

    Feb 14, 2008
    I have the cheap cabelas "muzzle loader" type. It is alright for getting you on the paper, but it doesn't beat actually zeroing it the "right" way.

    If it is the kind that attaches to the slide rail it should still be pretty much on target, you'll probably have to fine-tune it a little. If it is the kind that is on the dust cover it could be fairly far off. Furthermore the dust-cover mounts just plain suck at holding zero, from my experience at least..


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