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  1. cat_IT_guy

    cat_IT_guy Member

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    I think I recall hearing/reading about a peep sight for an AK. I have a WASR 10 and the sights leave some to be desired. My AR has a peep sight and is very accurate.

    Does anyone have a peep sight on their AK - specifically a WASR 10? How do you like it? Where did you buy it? Is the installation easy?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Coronach

    Coronach Moderator Emeritus

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    The problem is that the mounting options are not so good.

    You can replace the existing sight with a peep, but the distance from your eye to the sight makes rapid target acquisition somewhat difficult. You can put the rear sight on the dust cover, but that royally sucks for stability and rezeroing purposes.

    For practical accuracy, I think the best solution is red dot + ultimak rail.

    Mike
     
  3. petej

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    I have put krebs custom non adjustable peep sights on moth of my AKs and have been light years happy with them. Just as solid as the original ones and much easier shooting past 25 yards.
     
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    Interesting....might have to look into that...
     
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    VERY nice! I'm scared of the price though...but very nice! I bet you could then add one of the AR flip up sights, no?
     
  8. Coronach

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    That is lightyears better than the system they came up with for the KTR-03s.
     
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    you can also just make your own home brew ..

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  10. Katigroszek

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    Polish army actually uses AK modification for a .223 rem called Beryl. It has a short version called Mini Beryl utilising a picatinny rail mounted to normal AK rear sight base and reaching back. At the shooters end the rail has a built in flip iron sight - one leaf is a U notch and the other is a peep sight (both set for a 100m). Everybody complain on the peep sight as it is too far from shooters eye. There is a semiauto version called Beryl IPSC available for civilians, doubt that anyone imports it to the US (worth seeing though at http://fabrykabroni.pl/index1.htm).

    The over-the-dust-cover rails in the pics above very interresting! I think I'll have one too!
     
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  11. DMK

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    Wow! If that's affordable, he won't be able to make them fast enough.
     
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    TargetShooter2 -- if you could turn those out and sell them afforably (for say $150-175) I bet you'd sell a boatload of them.

    Is that a Williams aperature on the back?

    On second thought...how about starting a thread showing your step-by-step WECSOG?
     
  13. Prince Yamato

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    Not to derail the topic, but TargetShooter 2, what type of padding is that that you have over the arm of of your Romanian folding stock? I'd like to add something like that to mine.
     
  14. SaMx

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    oh wow that looks great.

    any clue on how much it's cost?
     
  15. the naked prophet

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    I have the Mojo rear peep sight on my WASR-10, and it works way better than the stock V-notch. Still not as good as, say, an AR sight - it's still pretty far away. But far and away better than the V-notch.

    I do primarily use a KOBRA red dot sight though. I like it, and it's really rugged.
     
  16. Dave Markowitz

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    The mirrors my experience. I have a Mojo peep on my Arsenal SLR-101SG. It was well worth the $40.
     
  17. wdlsguy

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    How difficult is it to install the Krebs / Mojo peep?
     
  18. Vic303

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    Krebs says should be ready at the end of July, and price to be set soon. Not cheap but it looks quality so is probably worth every penny.
     
  19. AndyC

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    Very, very interesting design - I'd love to hear how the longer sight-radius improves scores.
     
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    Yea, I second that. Is that a "I have a Dremel and I know how to use it" homebrew? Or is it a "I have a milling machine in my garage" homebrew?
     
  21. Will Learn

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    +1 on the Mojo. I took a hammer and a flathead to my sight to get it removed, easy. Putting the new sight on was more difficult. Red Star Arms has a tool for the job, http://www.redstararms.com/ . I believe its called the campy sight tool, under the AK section.
     
  22. kymarkh

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    Another +1 on the mojosights. They work very well on an SKS and should prove just as handy on an AK. They have a large enough peep site to work quite well even though it is not very close to the eye.
     
  23. nalioth

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    That rail is available now from http://www.copesdist.com/ak47.htm for $69.99 + shipping.

    Have fun.
     
  24. iamkris

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    Ah, indeed it is...now we just gotta figure out how to have it quick release from the rear stock screw so it flips up easy like the Kreb's unit. The rear sight is an easy addition...I think it is just a Williams AK aperature....they run about $19 from Brownells

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  25. SaMx

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    never mind
     
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