Attaching optics to the AK style rifles requires one of two types of mount, depending on what type of AK you have. If your gun has the more modern side bracket, then you can use the AK74 scope mount which simply slots onto the bracket, whereas if it doesn’t then the scope mount you need is the AK47 type, which bolts onto the underside of the receiver. Both scope mounts serve to give your rifle an 20mm RIS/RAS top rail in order to attach any compatible optic of your choice.
This is the more modern of the Kalashnikov scope mounts, and is a lot more practical – it places the rail closer to the eye, allowing for superior eye relief. It is suitable for any AK rifle with a side bracket, including the AKS-74U, AK47 AIMS, AKM, Dragunov etc. It is more secure than the older type AK47 mount, and allows for greater accuracy. Installing the mount is quick and easy, though does require some fine tuning for best results. All you have to do is open the latch, slide the mount into place and close the latch – that’s it! Due to the variety of manufacturers making AK’s, sometimes you will have to adjust the depth of the catch. To do this, simply press down on the catch (underside of the mount), and tighten/loosen the bolt until the required depth is achieved. If the mount is coming off or simply too loose then you need to tighten it up. Similarly if it is not going on at all, you need to back the nut out a little at a time until it goes on.
|Scope Mounts Specification|
|Gun Type||AKS74U, AK74, AKM, AK AIMS etc|