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  1. Please share what you are using on your S12. I’m also open to your choice of a RDS that holds up. Thx!
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    Need Side Rail for Tromix S17 to Mount RDS

    Bushnell is shipping me a new unit. I did confirm ( “they say” ) it will also hold up to 44 mag recoil. It should arrive in a week. I will hopefully have a good range report soon. If not I will check out the PA optic.
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    Need Side Rail for Tromix S17 to Mount RDS

    Thx for the PA suggestion. Waiting to hear from Bushnell.
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    Removing Tromix Shark Brake

    Does anyone know what Tony used on the threads? Has anyone removed theirs?
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    Need Side Rail for Tromix S17 to Mount RDS

    Hoping the next TRS-25 performs as advertised.
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    Need Side Rail for Tromix S17 to Mount RDS

    I guess I’ve gotten used to the recoil of this 8” barrel. She sure loves the Remington Sluggers.
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    Need Side Rail for Tromix S17 to Mount RDS

    Update: the TRS died on the 12th slug! Back to the mothership for a replacement
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    Need Side Rail for Tromix S17 to Mount RDS

    Spare dust cover & RDS-25 & new RS mounts. NO shims needed!
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    Need Side Rail for Tromix S17 to Mount RDS

    MM: not your bad at all. Your advice has gotten me this far. It’s been a good education!
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    Need Side Rail for Tromix S17 to Mount RDS

    Shipping the 2 mounts back to Aimsurplus. Ordering the front bias mount + the AKMD mount for the Bushnell TRS-25 which has already been ordered. More of a process than I ever imagined.
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    Need Side Rail for Tromix S17 to Mount RDS

    The 1913 pic rail is mounted so that it now clears the rear sight BUT I only have 3 of the 4 screw slots available to secure. Thoughts? I was going to return these tomorrow and purchase the front bias mount + the AKMD mount for the Bushnell TRS-25 ( of course I will need to purchase the RDS ): What do you advise?
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    Need Side Rail for Tromix S17 to Mount RDS

    I thought I could remove the dust cover with everything attached but the side mount is limiting the upward movement to remove the dust cover. Any other ideas?
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    Need Side Rail for Tromix S17 to Mount RDS

    The RS base & mount arrived today. The base slid right on after a few slight adjustments via the titanium screw. Very tight! No shims needed.
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    Need Side Rail for Tromix S17 to Mount RDS

    Yes. My indoor range is 25 yards. The first target was the 2 on the right @ 10 yards. Then #1 was @ 25 yds. Looks like I need to adjust the irons to the left. I don’t have your 75 yd option with the SBS.
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    Need Side Rail for Tromix S17 to Mount RDS

    I’ve only tested Remington Sluggers:
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    Need Side Rail for Tromix S17 to Mount RDS

    MM: I’m hoping my 8” barrel will group well @50 yds. I have the irons zeroed @25. Next test will be @50.
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    Need Side Rail for Tromix S17 to Mount RDS

    My personal experience has confirmed I get what I pay for it in terms of quality and function but not always. A recent example of paying little and getting more than I expected was my recent purchase of High Point’s new 10mm Carbine. Only $332 delivered! Admittedly I’m drawn to quality products thus the RS line got my attention. Of course I could have spent less. I don’t even know how often I will take the S17 hog hunting and I’m not convinced that my Mueller Quick Shot RD will hold up to the recoil. Why do I like two of the reticle choices do much? As to the cost of the RS package I did not plan or want to spend so much ($194 delivered). I thought I was all in @$121 until MM was kind enough to point out that base mount was not a Picatinny Rail. I happened to have a $50 VISA gift card which made the purchase easier. In the end I’ll be happy if it fits without shims. If the RD holds zero even happier. If I never take her out walking & stalking hogs I will at least have a quality set up on a Tromix S17. I could not have made this purchase without everyone’s input.
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    Need Side Rail for Tromix S17 to Mount RDS

    I ordered the RS 303M base + 1913 AKR Picatinny Rail which is longer. It is what RS recommends for the pic rail. Next week I will report back. Once again many thanks! You schooled this boy.
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    Need Side Rail for Tromix S17 to Mount RDS

    Update: Fortunately I called MI. Their AK mounts we’ve been discussing are not made for shot guns. They said I should to RS or another company.
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    Need Side Rail for Tromix S17 to Mount RDS

    Thx Veprz. I kinda need to lower my head to look thru the rear drum sight. I’m thinking the pic rail may add just enough for a comfortable cheek weld. I was considering waiting for a possible Fathers Day coupon but it is free shipping. Might pull the trigger tomorrow. If it ends up a total bust I’ll put them up for sale at a good discount.
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    Need Side Rail for Tromix S17 to Mount RDS

    RS update: Their AKR 1913 Picatinny Rail is only 4.9” so I think I found a happy medium that won’t appear too bulky for a RDS.
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    Need Side Rail for Tromix S17 to Mount RDS

    HB: thank you but if I have to start that fun project I sticking with the irons. I’m ok if the zero to bore is not perfect as long as I can set zero with RDS adjustment. Update: my Mueller RDS is too long ( 2 5/16” ) for the short MI picatinny and I believe the same for the RS. Gee I thought this was a simple plug and play.
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    Need Side Rail for Tromix S17 to Mount RDS

    Yes and no on the RDS. I have a Muller Quick Shot that I want to try. I have concerns that it will hold up although it is marketed to Turkey hunters. I would consider a Bushnell TRS-25. The more I’m beginning to understand the MI and RS platforms while considering a co-witness it seems like a direct mount vs picatinny is the better option. Thoughts? Seems that both the MI & RS are good quality while the MI is one piece with choice of mount. Note: my Tromix S17 is my only AK and I do not have any plans to purchase another AK. So moving it to another gun is not a part of this decision. Likewise if the RS is that much better for my application then the extra $50 doesn’t matter. I just want to get it right the first time. I have limited mechanical abilities unlike yourself and others on the forum. I would never drill out plugs, if required, but possibly shims. I really appreciate everyone’s help and patience. This is my only experience in the AK world. I’m wondering if the added benefit of the RS adjustability is really that significant? Wouldn’t zeroing the RDS make up any center of bore variable if using the MI?
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    Need Side Rail for Tromix S17 to Mount RDS

    My buddy likes this MI vs the RS because it is about $54 cheaper ( picatinny rail included ) and feels it will line up close enough then only need a little RDS adjustment. Possibly this. Thoughts?
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