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erocks
07-21-2007, 12:00 AM
So I reached out in this forum for advice about the PK-AS and the different mounts and applications available, and received little feedback. We'll I've just received my PK-AS-S and am very pleased with it.

My main concerns were mounting options. They offer this sight "PK-AS" in a standard russian style "PK-AS-S", that mounts to the plate on the left of AK style receivers. Investigating other forums suggested that this style of mount wasn't practical because it sits left of bore, rather than over the bore conventional western style.

Well in spite of this, I purchased the PK-AS with the left of bore style mount, and I am very pleased with it. It is much better quality than I imagined. It installed very simply, and very tightly. I thought I might have an issue fitting it to the romanian bracket (PK-AS is manufactured in bellarussia), but it slid on perfectly, and clamped down very tight.

Ergonomically, it feels very nice. Having the dot left of the bore reduces check weld, but in standing CQB position I feel very comfortable, and with an upright head and two eyes open I have a large sight picture. Also, the irons are free of any obstruction.

The sight picture is extremely clear, and the dot is exceptionally crisp unlike many of the western production brands I have seen in this price range. ($209.00) The fit is perfect, and removing/re-attaching is simple.

If anyone else has considered this inexpensive sight for there ak build, I give my full recommendation. I should make it to the range in a few days to give more detail on sighting it in, but here are some good pictures that show the quality of the optic and how it sits on the "-S" mount.


http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~eleduc/images/pkas1.jpg

http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~eleduc/images/pkas2.jpg

http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~eleduc/images/pkas3.jpg

http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~eleduc/images/pkas4.jpg


http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~eleduc/images/pkas5.jpg

erocks
07-21-2007, 12:01 AM
http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~eleduc/images/pkas6.jpg

http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~eleduc/images/pkas7.jpg

http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~eleduc/images/pkas8.jpg

http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~eleduc/images/pkas9.jpg

Spiggy
07-21-2007, 2:11 AM
now, does the optic magnify? or is it strictly red dot?

Q
07-21-2007, 1:25 PM
Nice, I want to get one someday. Looks like the one used on the an-94.:cool: I'd like to hear how it performs..If you like it or not..
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n32/qbertquartz2/2000100501b.jpg
Did you drill a hole in the back of the rear cover or is it there so you can still use it as a peep sight?

laabstract
07-21-2007, 1:45 PM
I have the same sigh on my OLL

boogak
07-21-2007, 3:38 PM
cool sight!! makes your rifle look complete.too bad no pistol grip though. but its ok, rather have detach mag anyways. cant wait to see it in action.

StevieG
07-21-2007, 3:39 PM
Erocks, where did you buy the PKAS?

Sixer
07-21-2007, 10:32 PM
this might sound like a dumb question, but since the sight is to the left of the iron sights would u line up the iron sights like usual with your right eye, and use your left eye for the red dot since its to the side?

like the look of the red dot and am thinking about picking one up, just a little confused about the mounting to the left thing

thanks
brian

M. Sage
07-21-2007, 11:53 PM
I like it. How expensive?

This is why I'm including a scope mount rail on my AK build. :D

this might sound like a dumb question, but since the sight is to the left of the iron sights would u line up the iron sights like usual with your right eye, and use your left eye for the red dot since its to the side?

like the look of the red dot and am thinking about picking one up, just a little confused about the mounting to the left thing

thanks
brian

No, you just adjust your cheek weld to use the red dot.

.223
07-22-2007, 9:36 AM
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y123/Anti-Soul/keepthatcrapoff.jpg

erocks
07-22-2007, 5:16 PM
Did you drill a hole in the back of the rear cover or is it there so you can still use it as a peep sight?

no its just a stock hole, probably to avoid any vacuum that could be created, or as a vent so no moisture builds up.

where did you buy the PKAS?

http://tantal.kalashnikov.guns.ru/

I've seen them for sell on other sites as well, but Tantal's was the cheapest and he states 1 year warranty, and he provides instructions in english (translated from russian). It was really a pleasurable experience dealing with them, super fast shipping too. Highly recommended.

this might sound like a dumb question, but since the sight is to the left of the iron sights would u line up the iron sights like usual with your right eye, and use your left eye for the red dot since its to the side?

like the look of the red dot and am thinking about picking one up, just a little confused about the mounting to the left thing

thanks
brian

The purpose of the red dot is to increase target acquisition speed and maintain accuracy. So you would use the dot instead of the irons. But the dot may not prove as functional for long range and smaller targets, so then you might want to use the irons.

This sight is improved hunting version of the PKS-01 sight, which one has been developed specifically for the combat operations of the Russian Special Forces. It not only fills the role of the traditional red dot short range sight. PK-AS also designed for long range shooting. The quality of this scope is equal to NATO military optics. It's fully coated prismatic lens system provides a remarkable, high contrast, wide angle field of view allowing for fast acquisition of moving and spaced targets. Its most unique feature is its black dot - red dot aiming mark. Under normal daylight conditions, a precise 3 MOA black dot enclosed in a simple elliptical range-finding oval (170 MOA) is always visible without the use of the battery. When needed, a flip of the switch activates a 3 MOA red dot. This flexibility allows the PK-AS round the clock effectiveness in all environments. This dual functioning is available in no other Red Dot sight. Another great feature is the exceeding ease of making alignment adjustments using its indexed ballistic cam. This thumbwheel style range turret is calibrated in equal 2 MOA increments which makes it easy to use the sight with any caliber rifle. The non-magnification design allows for both-eyes-open shooting eliminating eyestrain. You have an unlimited field of view and maximum ability to register incoming targets. The design of the sight hasn't copies in the world. The sight is filled with nitrogen in order to prevent internal misting of the lens.--- http://posp.ru/pks01.html