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my new Russian red dot (PK-A) on my SGL31

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by skipbo32, Mar 20, 2013.

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  1. skipbo32

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    i got me a Russian red dot....the PK-A Venezuela model. i love it. it is on par with Aimpoint in the quality department. very rugged, built like a tank. nobs and dials are crisp. military grade to say the least. what i really like is that it is made for the AK and i dont sacrifice the aesthetic nature of my AK by putting a modern looking optic on there. this dot does have modern technology however. takes one AA battery and puts out 1,000-3,000 hrs.......not bad for a commie dot. it sits low enough to co witness irons and is lined up perfectly over the bore. i had an Aimpoint comp4 and this is very similar.....only this one just feels right on my AK. thought i'd share, for anyone looking for a quality red dot that is made for an AK.....

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  2. jehicks87

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    where can one find one of these, how much do they cost, and how much do they weigh?

    Looks good!
     
  3. Fishbed77

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    What makes the "Venezuela model" different from other PK-As?
     
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    The regular one appears to take two watch batteries instead of AA, which cuts the battery life by a huge margin. On the flip side, Kalinka claims the standard model has a black dot, which means you might not need the battery during daylight hours. It is a 1MOA dot, so it might be too hard to pick up without the bright dot assistance, though.

    Does the Venezuala model have a non powered black dot?

    Either way, looks pretty sweet. I've never liked the Ultimak setup, but till I saw this I thought it would be the only way to co-witness effectively. Downside is of course the need to take off the optic for cleaning- does it hold a decent zero after re mounting?
     
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    is it slightly offset to the left? How does it work for lefties?
     
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    After a little research, I discovered I was wrong. The regular PK-A listed at KalinkaOptics is not as directly related to skipBo's Venezualan as I thought. In addition to the battery difference, the other PK-A sits far off to the left side of the rifle, and appears to be a slightly different kind of optic.

    Skipbo, I really like your choice. I'm definitely going to keep my eyes out for one of these. Also, gorgeous rifle :p
     
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  9. GermanGirl

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    Sweet, really a wonderful AK!
     
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    Fixed it for ya ;). I think the Aimpoint design actually predate the PK-A. Overall great sight. Swing by Russianoptics.net to learn more about your sight. Expect about 3700 hours of run time on a regular battery, and probably about 5,000 on a lithium.
     
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    Thank you very much for the pictures! I hope that you will keep posting some more :) Just love them, beeing a big fan of AKs. Do you possess any more?
     
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