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AK optics question

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Collector0311, Mar 13, 2013.

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  1. Collector0311

    Collector0311 Member

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    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
     
  2. TIMC

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    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.
     
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    Thanks TIMC, any way you could add a pic of that mount you have so I can get a better understanding?
     
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    Here is mine...

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    The top cover mount I keep just in case I want to play with night vision
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    Does your rifle have a side rail or no?
     
  7. briansmithwins

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    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
     
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    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
     
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    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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