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Quick release ak side mounts

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Mooseman, Dec 7, 2010.

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  1. Mooseman

    Mooseman Member

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    Do these change the zero when you take them off?
     
  2. briansmithwins

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    Every one I have tried has had a shifted zero.

    Usually not much (2-4MOA) but noticeable.

    BSW
     
  3. wally

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    I don't notice any change when unmounting and remounting my PSOP scopes.

    I do it all the time with my 5.45x39 Saiga as it pretty much only shoots corrosive ammo so removing the scope makes for much easier cleaning. I usually start out a session on the steel plates using the irons and after a few mags mount the scope.
     
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    First off, what "quick release" mount are we discussing?

    is it the standard combloc optics mount (with the lever)?

    is it something new? Something different?

    Wally, I'd hold your comments until we can figure out just what we're talking about.

    The standard combloc mount is designed to retain zero between uses.
    POSP-Mount-AK-SVD.jpg
     
  5. Mooseman

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    I don't have any particular side mount in mind. I just want something to mount a red dot on that I won't have to sight in again when I remove it to clean the guts. Right now I just have iron sights on my wasr-10 and Saiga 308. Are there some out there that are decent without breaking the bank?
     
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    I have two QD mounts on my Saiga/AK's. The first was a UTG 5th gen mount. It is rock solid when locked on the rifle but it does shift slightly (~2moa) when removed and re-attached. The second mount is a belarus made MTK-83...it is heavier and more expensive than the UTG (~11oz vs ~8oz and $60 vs $35) but it's a great mount that does not shift POI when re-attached.
     
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    Depending on your budget, you may be happier in the long run with an Ultimak forward rail, if you're looking at putting a red dot on it. I run a Kobra on mine, which seems to hold zero pretty well *if* properly adjusted, and I love the reticles, but from a usability standpoint (cheek weld, weight/balance, ability to cowitness) I think if I had it to do over again I'd go with an Ultimak and either a Primary Arms Micro or Aimpoint Micro. The LaRue IronDot for the AK was also promising, but I don't know if they've worked the bugs out of it yet.
     
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