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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by callo685, Apr 2, 2008.

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  1. callo685

    callo685 Member

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    I have a WASR 10 AK. Whats the best way to add optics? And whats the best kind to add? I was thinking something cheap nothing fancy
     
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  3. blackcash88

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    How do you install a side rail? Does it have to be riveted?
     
  4. Pilot

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    I have the Kobra site on my AK-74 clone and it works great. I converted a Romanian Romak II and added the Kobra as the finishing touch. It already had the side rail mount.
     
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    No most siderails will slide on and be held in place with screws or a quick release.
     
  6. jlbraun

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    An Ultimak rail isn't bad either.
     
  7. nalioth

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    The WASR rifles come from the factory with a side rail. No installation needed.
     
  8. benEzra

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    Here's a SAR-1 (Romanian AK like your WASR) with a Kobra on the built-in siderail mount:

    [​IMG]

    IMHO, a 1x optic like the Kobra is the best match for the AK's capabilities, assuming you have decent eyesight.
     
  9. casio02478

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    +1 Kobra sight
     
  10. slogfilet

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    I'd like to hear some opinions on the Ultimak rail. Spendy, but seems like a good option for a red dot. I happen to have a Yugo, and I see they make an appropriate model.
     
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    Anybody have a review on the Kobra on their AR? And what do they usually cost?
     
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    I got a Kobra sight for my AK last January. It was right around $200 with shipping and such. I had to pay taxes since Tantal is located in Texas.

    As far as I am concerned the sight is great. The red dot shapes are easy to use and see. It is very tough and rugged. The controls are very rough and durable and simple. The only kinks are you need tools to set the zero. The knob adjustment is considered a field adjustment only. It only allows less than one turn either way. You just need a small and medium flat screw driver and the adjustment can be fine tuned pretty tight if you take some time with it. It makes it easier to shoot accurately at the shorter ranges. Much better than the crude iron sights.
    Also, the letters on the sight are in Russian so you have to remember what is up,down, right, and left. :D

    Either way, I intend to get at least one more.
     
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    I don't know how the Kobra matches up with red dot sights that are similarly priced. I imagine it is a bit tougher than most of them.

    How much to good AIMpoint sights go for?
     
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    Kobra from Tantal aka Doug Ford
    $189.95 (+ $8.00 shipping)
    http://tantal.kalashnikov.guns.ru/

     
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    Would you happen to have the prices for the EKP-1S-03M and the PK-AS-V?

    Thanks, Monty
     
  16. GunTech

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    The only downside to the side rail I can see is that it does cover the top cover. For the sort of rifle the AK is, the scout scope seems to make more sense to me, hence i favor the Ultimak. But that is a more expensive solution.
     
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    So what? My rail mount still gives me enough clearance to remove the cover without removing the mount...
     
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    I went with a low weaver siderail and a PK-AS-W. The combination put the sight way too high and moved the center of gravity of the rifle up considerably. Getting a cheek weld was impossible and the way the rifle handled w/ the change in weight distribution sucked. I was pretty disappointed by this setup.

    YMMV
     
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  20. Monty

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    THANKS!!! :D

    Monty
     
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    I am very partial to Aimpoints on Ultimak rails. The Ultimak mounts are much more solid than the siderail mounts, and I find the forward-mounting optic to be very satisfying for most work inside of 200 yards.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I put POSP on my AK (not actual pic. of my gun, but they all look similar with sl. diff. mag.)

    [​IMG]
     
  23. callo685

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    I really like that Kobra, I might just have to look in to one
     
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    So, what does the side rail slide on to? I'm talking about the side rail that's permanently fixed to the receiver. I know the optic mount can slide on that rail and be screwed down. Since my AK doesn't have anything on the left of the receiver, I'd need the permanent rail. How hard/$$$ is it to have one riveted or welded on? Who would be good to have that done and ensure it's mounted as straight as can be?
     
  25. nalioth

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    Both screw and traditional rivet offerings can be found here: http://tantal.kalashnikov.guns.ru/bstmounts.html

    They are easily installed ( you can do it yourself ).
     
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