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AK74 Scope & Mount??
« on: February 21, 2010, 12:17:18 PM »
Alright...so ive been looking and looking for a scope mount and scope for an AK74... :banghead...this is because within the next 3 months i will DEFINITELY be buying an AK74...i would like a small top mounted scope to go on it...hopefully not too expensive...the Mossburg 500 and AK74 will be costing me almost a grand already after stocking up on ammo...if you have anything please share...

Thanks!  :neener
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Re: AK74 Scope & Mount??
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2010, 12:32:19 PM »
I hear these have become unavailable pending a redesign but it would be my first choice.

http://www.laruetactical.com/pics/laruetacticalak-irondot/laruetacticalak-irondot.html
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Re: AK74 Scope & Mount??
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2010, 01:44:19 PM »
Also a case for the AK74???...cant seem to find one of those either
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Re: AK74 Scope & Mount??
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2010, 03:07:34 PM »
Also a case for the AK74???...cant seem to find one of those either

Hard or soft?
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Re: AK74 Scope & Mount??
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2010, 04:05:23 PM »
Ever consider a EOtech or a bushnell holosight on the on a front gas tube mount?  There are several different front mounting options out there that give you rails on the front to mount junk on.
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Re: AK74 Scope & Mount??
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2010, 06:30:00 PM »
Hard Case, soft case...doesnt really matter as long as its snug and easy enough to carry...and ill look into bushnell and EO...sounds useful enough
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Re: AK74 Scope & Mount??
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2010, 06:36:24 PM »
Just about any "tactical" soft rifle case will work, or there's this:

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=730421


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Re: AK74 Scope & Mount??
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2010, 01:00:38 AM »
I seen that case in my new Midway catalog that came last week.  I want one.

Not sure why though since my AK is usually out in the open strapped to the rack of my ATV, behind the seat of my truck, on top of the fridge, on a bench in the garage, hanging on the rack with my coat, by my bed etc.  I'm not sure the last time it has seen a case.

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Re: AK74 Scope & Mount??
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2010, 01:28:42 PM »
I would consider one of the side mounted eastern european scopes.  As for the case, any generic gun case should work.  One of those tactical cases with the magazine pockets would work too.
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Re: AK74 Scope & Mount??
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2010, 01:32:39 PM »
I wouldn't say any generic case will work.

The pistol grip makes it a tough squeeze in cases meant for a traditionally stocked rifle.
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Re: AK74 Scope & Mount??
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2010, 01:41:34 PM »
Do you want magnification or a no magnification reddot?

The dust cover mounts that sell for $25 in Cheaper Than Dirt are worthless. Your options are an Ultimak gas tube mount, the side mount that can go up and over the dust cover, and maybe the Texas Weapon Systems rail http://texasweaponsystems.com/

Don't go cheap is the main thing I can say. It will save you much frustration and the stuff will last a long time.

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Ever consider a EOtech or a bushnell holosight on the on a front gas tube mount?  There are several different front mounting options out there that give you rails on the front to mount junk on.


I think those have issues with cooking the batteries and causing the sight to go out mounted up there. I'd only mount an Aimpoint up there, if I wanted an EoTech I'd put it on something like the Texas Weapon Systems rail.

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Re: AK74 Scope & Mount??
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2010, 02:55:08 PM »
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Don't go cheap is the main thing I can say. It will save you much frustration and the stuff will last a long time.
I absolutely, 100% agree. For me there are just two viable ways to put a red dot on an AK, and only one way to put a conventional scope; you can do an Ultimak rail for a red dot or scout scope, and a Krebs/Beryl/TWS style rail for a conventional scope or red dot. IMO, everything else is either junk or has some serious limitations. This assumes that the gun needs to be 100% reliable. If this is a fun plinking gun, your options expand somewhat.

I have an AK with a Irondot. The mount is OK, the sight itself is marginal. I was using it as a trunk gun and the last time I pulled it out to check on it, the battery was dead. It was less than a year old. Aimpoint batteries are good for, what, 5 years, with the scope turned on. Since this is a "serious" gun, I will be replacing the Irondot with an Aimpoint Micro, and moving the Irondot to a plinker. Pity, since I liked the concept.

Sidemounts put the red dot up too high, and have some stability/return-to-zero issues. Plus, the whole assembly acts like a lever and allows you to really torque the sidewall of your sheetmetal receiver.

The TWS/Krebs/Beryl rail looks good, and is the only good way to put a conventional scope on the gun. Just be advised about what it can do to your remedial action drills if you have a malfunction. You have to decide if it is worth it or not.

For me, AK + Ultimak + Aimpoint Micro = Win. Everything else has too many shortcomings.
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Re: AK74 Scope & Mount??
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2010, 02:59:29 PM »
Also, I've found that the Eotech sits too high on the AK, no matter what rail system you use. You need something that you can get L-O-W to work on an AK.

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Re: AK74 Scope & Mount??
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2010, 05:51:41 PM »
I have a 4x POSP side mount for my Saiga.  It works fine.  I haven't slipped it on in a while.  I've been thinking of selling it, in fact.

It worked fine, don't get me wrong. It's tough, has an illuminated reticule, clear enough for government work, etc.  I just shoot the gun at 100 yards, so having the scope was only for hunting purposes.  Which I like my FAL better for anyway.
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