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Old 12-04-2018, 6:48 PM
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Quick question about AK side rail scope mounts. I have a Romanian parts kit AK and want to get a mount for the side rail. I'm looking at RS Regulate mounts. My question is do different AK have different style side mounts and what the best one be to get.

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Old 12-04-2018, 10:57 PM
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The Romanian wasr rail uses the standard ak rail. The yugo AK and large caliber PSL rifles have their own versions. RS Regulate's AK 301/302/303 models will all work with your side rail.
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Hi all,

Quick question about AK side rail scope mounts. I have a Romanian parts kit AK and want to get a mount for the side rail. I'm looking at RS Regulate mounts. My question is do different AK have different style side mounts and what the best one be to get.

Thanks in advance.

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It depends on how much of a purist you are. Back in the Iron Curtain days, each country had their own style, but they fit each other’s scope mounts, with narrow exceptions like blackrat wrote. If you are building a fully Romanian gun, look for the correct side rail (post in AKFiles your question) to get “the look”, but if you’re just going for functionality, most will do.

Also consider KOP Sabrewerks for scope mounts if you’re starting with a parts kit. They’re well built and are very stable.
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I have the MI qd mount and just bought the RS regulate for my ak style shotgun. Both work but the RS seems like a better fit.
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It depends on how much of a purist you are. Back in the Iron Curtain days, each country had their own style, but they fit each other’s scope mounts, with narrow exceptions like blackrat wrote. If you are building a fully Romanian gun, look for the correct side rail (post in AKFiles your question) to get “the look”, but if you’re just going for functionality, most will do.

Also consider KOP Sabrewerks for scope mounts if you’re starting with a parts kit. They’re well built and are very stable.
Awesome thanks guys. This doesn't have a normal AK look so I'm not to worried about the look or style. Just function. This is the rifle and mount.

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The Romanian wasr rail uses the standard ak rail. The yugo AK and large caliber PSL rifles have their own versions. RS Regulate's AK 301/302/303 models will all work with your side rail.
Yup, RS is GTG. I swapped out my Ultimaks and an Arsenal side mount for the RS stuff. I use them for micro dots, 3x PA prism scope and a CMR 1-4 optic.

Great looking rifle OP. Built from a parts kit you say?
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Yup, RS is GTG. I swapped out my Ultimaks and an Arsenal side mount for the RS stuff. I use them for micro dots, 3x PA prism scope and a CMR 1-4 optic.

Great looking rifle OP. Built from a parts kit you say?
Romanian parts put together by Lee Armory. I wanted a featureless AK that still looked good with nice wood furniture.

https://www.leearmory.com/product/le...-hunter-rifle/

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are you going to put a red dot on it or a magnified scope? If it's a red dot your after you can't get any better than a Russian made PKA-V It will mount right up on your base and works perfectly.

https://kalinkaoptics.com/venezuela-...fle-scope.html
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are you going to put a red dot on it or a magnified scope? If it's a red dot your after you can't get any better than a Russian made PKA-V It will mount right up on your base and works perfectly.

https://kalinkaoptics.com/venezuela-...fle-scope.html
Awesome thanks. I'm looking at the primary arms acss cyclops currently

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are you going to put a red dot on it or a magnified scope? If it's a red dot your after you can't get any better than a Russian made PKA-V It will mount right up on your base and works perfectly.

https://kalinkaoptics.com/venezuela-...fle-scope.html
Must. Resist. Buying. More. Combloc. Optics... I’ve been eyeballing one of those as well for a bit. How’s the weight? Also wouldn’t mind adding the PK-AS at some point as well.

OP, a Kobra would fit the red dot role. I snagged one from Kalinka a while back, great optic. Having multiple dots/reticle options is nice feature, I shoot it mainly using the arrow/dot. Lives on an SGL31 right now.

https://kalinkaoptics.com/rifle-scop...ide-mount.html
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I bought the rifle complete from Lee Armory.

https://www.leearmory.com/product/le...-hunter-rifle/

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I got a cheap MI mount for the red dot and it locks up really nice. No issues after a 3 day class. I was thinking about cutting almost half off the rail part since it will only hold a red dot and it would cut down weight a bit.
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I got a cheap MI mount for the red dot and it locks up really nice. No issues after a 3 day class. I was thinking about cutting almost half off the rail part since it will only hold a red dot and it would cut down weight a bit.
Not worth cutting it off as it will lose value and the weight reduction will not be that much.
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I will add the Kalinka Optics is good to go. While I opted for a p o s p 4 power scope for my AK the company itself is a very good option.
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Must. Resist. Buying. More. Combloc. Optics... I’ve been eyeballing one of those as well for a bit. How’s the weight? Also wouldn’t mind adding the PK-AS at some point as well.

OP, a Kobra would fit the red dot role. I snagged one from Kalinka a while back, great optic. Having multiple dots/reticle options is nice feature, I shoot it mainly using the arrow/dot. Lives on an SGL31 right now.

https://kalinkaoptics.com/rifle-scop...ide-mount.html
It's a bit heavy, but it's a great scope. In line over the bore and 1/3 lower co-witness with the iron sights. Some pic's of one on a Romanian AK (Polish Beryl stock)



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I got a cheap MI mount for the red dot and it locks up really nice. No issues after a 3 day class. I was thinking about cutting almost half off the rail part since it will only hold a red dot and it would cut down weight a bit.
I cut down a cheap AK side mount to use on a Yugo M92 bastard build. After cutting it down it allowed the mount to fit behind the top cover mounted rear sight. Perfect placement for a small red dot.

Cutting the mount left it much cleaner. when installed. If you think it would make the unit lighter I would go for it, as it would also cut down on bulk. No need for a bunch of unused rail hanging about.



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