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Hey all. I have an MAK 90 chambered in 7.62x39mm. I recently bought the Texas Weapons Systems top rail for it and am amazed by the precision. Now I am looking to get a 4x scope for it, preferably variable zoom. I have 250$ to spend. What would you guys recommend?
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  my top recommendation is to save another $250 and get a vortex viper pst 1-4x24 with mrad/mil reticle,good for up close and farther out. i know that's not what you wanted to hear but you'll probably be happy the first time around and won't regret it. it's also the starting point for real value imo on a 1-x type scope. imo,AKs are worthy of good glass,don't believe all the hype about it's inaccuracy and just realize it's purpose,effective range and that it's not a sniper rifle.
 
  having said that,my understanding,being part of the AK shooting community,is that primary arms is developing a 1-4 type scope with a dedicated 7.62x39 BDC reticle and,judging from other PA brand scopes,should be within your price range. i have no idea when it will be available. give them a call if interested.
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I'd recommend spending more money.
Aimpoint 9000L 30mm Red Dot Sight 2 MOA Dot Aimpoint 9000L 30mm Red Dot Sight
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  • Free Aimpoint Bikini Lens Cover w/ Purchase
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Thinking about sinking my teeth into this guy
Its light, only 9.2 inches long, but no illumination...
 
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Originally posted by Nick05sti Nick05sti wrote:

Thinking about sinking my teeth into this guy Its light, only 9.2 inches long, but no illumination...

I would not buy a Leupold VX-2 1-4x20 for $300. The Nikon 1-4x20 is a much better scope, and cheaper at only $280.


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Originally posted by Nick05sti Nick05sti wrote:

Hey all. I have an MAK 90 chambered in 7.62x39mm. I recently bought the Texas Weapons Systems top rail for it and am amazed by the precision. Now I am looking to get a 4x scope for it, preferably variable zoom. I have 250$ to spend. What would you guys recommend?

You can't go wrong putting an Aimpoint on an AK of course, but that'd cost you $400 at least. Since you want c. 4x magnification, I recommend looking through the list of 13 short scopes for low-mounting on TWS Gen2 rail and the related discussion I posted in March. Their prices ranged from $150 to $1520.
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Burris AR132  with 4MOA tactical sight for $278.95.
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Originally posted by stickbow46 stickbow46 wrote:

Burris AR132  with 4MOA tactical sight for $278.95.

That makes no sense. First of all, it's a 1x red dot and the original poster asked for a magnified scope. Worse, the AR 132 is intended for a flat-top AR-15 and sits much too high for an AK.
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Optisan Mamba 1-4 has a few good reviews. Bushnell makes their trophy xlt 1-4 for a reasonable price. And if you want a red dot Vortex Strike fire is great, that's what I have on my AR.
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In your general price range these two would be my choices. The Nikon is a bit over budget but not by much and that includes caps. The Weaver is only a 1-3x but don't let the price fool you it's a mighty fine little scope that's a true 1x at the low end of it's magnification range.

Nikon 1-4x20 M223 Riflescope Nikon 1-4x20 M223 Riflescope
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  • Point Blank Reticle
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  • Comes with Nikon Flip-Up Caps
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Weaver 1-3x20 Classic V Rifle Scope Dual-X Weaver 1-3x20 Classic V Rifle Scope
Stock # - 849400
  • Matte
  • Dual-X
  • 1"
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In that AKs aren't noted for long range capability, I would be inclined to just use a Burris Fastfire or some such. A low power variable would be OK, but don't expect it turn the platform into a tackdriver.

The Bushnell Trophy XLT already mentioned is a 30mm tube, so will require 30mm rings. Maybe the Hawke Eclipse 1-4x (30mm) http://swfa.com/Hawke-125-4x24-Eclipse-30mm-Riflescope-P41111.aspx

The Optisan Mamba 1-4x will give you a red or green illuninated circle http://swfa.com/Optisan-1-4x24-Mamba-EAR30-Mount-Combo-P51887.aspx
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That admins over at warriortalk.com have (yet again) gone and deleted and/or lost a bunch of useful threads, including the "short scopes for low-mounting on TWS Gen2 rail" thread I started back in March, and mentioned above in August. This is doubly annoying because one of the Suarez rifle instructors (I forget which one) responded there with some useful comments and pictures about using the IOR 3x25 QR-TS on his AK - basically he really liked it. I don't have a copy of that thread, but I did have a copy of my original post that started the thread, so today I posted an updated and improved version here, short scopes for low-mounting on AK w/ TWS rail?.
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I second the vortex viper pst 1-4x24. I use it for 3 gun out to 300 yards.
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Most like to cut corners on optics for AK variants.  I disagree with this and commend you for looking at optics as rugged as the rifle.  That being said I prefer irons or dots for the X39 cartridge.  I posted more info on your liked thread.
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