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  1. Thanks everyone for the feedback. It sounds like its about typical and it really doesn't bother me, so I'm sticking with it. Just wanted to make sure it might not have gotten damaged in shipping or maybe just a little off from the factory.


    Sickness - your prompting and support of the RS mount definitely encouraged me to go that direction and I'm real happy I did. I have my second child coming any day now so still haven't had a chance to get out to the range yet, but without shooting I definitely like the weighting of this mount set-up more than a forward gas tube mount.


    Dr. Thunder - I don't wear glasses, but have noticed is much better when focusing on the target (especially at farther distances) rather than the dot. i htink its just the fact of what my eye is focusing on, but either way most of my shooting will be ~100 yards so I think I'll be fine


    Thanks again!

  2. So, after quite a bit of advise from you folks I finally pulled the trigger and bought one of the primary arms m3 red dot & RS AKM mount packages from primary arms.


    I'll give Primary Arms 2 thumbs up on service. They were nice and helpful on the phone, I got the package quick and it was wrapped well.


    I also like the RS mount. Seems solid but I havent shot it yet.


    BUT - I'm not sure if this red dot might not have a problem. I can clearly see that the dot is made up of probably 15-20 other little dots. I don't mind that at all, but what somehwat bothers me is that it really isnt a cirle (more of a uneven, non-cimetrical clump of dots) and some of the little red dots are much brighter than others (mostly the perimeter ones). Since some spots seem to be missing a dot its almost like the lasers may be misaligned and mulitple little lasers shining on the same point, leaving some spots bare and making others extra bright?????


    The dot is more diamond shaped or maybe even slightly sideways heart shaped and theres on little arm of dots that kind of hangs off the main body going upward. I might kind of like the upward little arm b/c it's like a little 1 or even 0.5 moa aiming point just sitting on top of the main body of the dot. but we'll see whan I get out to the range.


    This is my first red dot so I'm not exactly sure how it should look, but I'm assuming a little more circular and even intensity among the dots. I also understand that this is a $70 dot, not an aimpoint or eotech so I'm not expecting perfection.


    I'll probably call primary arms just to ask, but wanted to get some of your guys take first. Is this usual? Has anyone else seen this before? Is anyone elses the same?...


    Thanks for the input!


    I'll try and get a pic of the dot and add it when I get home from work

  3. if you are looking for a cheap side rail mount that you want to modify, check out Centerfire Systems first.


    A few days ago I saw a side rail mount where you can adjust height and centering of it over the bore for $35. Looked super beefy and sturdy.


    Check it out and let us know what you think.


    I'm not sure how low it will adjust, but hopefully low enough to sit right on the dust cover

  4. I live in Nor Cal too. The mag locks are a pain in the ass, but they aren't that bad. I definitely prefer my converted saiga with a mag lock, then when it was non-converted.


    If you specifically want a sporting stock rather than PG config. that's a whole other story.


    Where in nor Cal are you? If your in the Bay area I'd be happy to let you mess around with mine. I wouldn't go to war with a mag lock on, but you'll see that for plinking purposes the solar tactical lock with the little attachments on the end of your mags aren't that big of a deal.

  5. dustfeeder,

    I know I'm late to this discussion, but I would suggest that if you want an RS mount, you should wait until next month when the Micro mount will become available. Then you can use a PA microdot with it. Primary advantages over the M3-style optics is less weight and bulk. I can't think of any real advantages of the M3-style over the Micro.


    A few other thoughts:

    - I had a PK-AS and found it very awkward.

    - I had the Micro on the Ultimak, and cleaning after shooting corrosive was complicated to the point of it being annoying.

    - The MI leaf mount is unproven.


    Jim - Is the micro for sure coming out next month? I saw that it was coming but didn't see an eta. If so, I'd probably be down to wait.


    I've never handled either optics, but from some of the vids and pics I saw, the only advantage I noticed was that it seemed like the m3 in the rs mount co-witnessed better than the micro dot in the MI leaf mount. I wouldn't imagine that the RS micro mount could get any lower that the Mi Mount? Any thoughts?


    I could be totally wrong considering i didn't see them in person

  6. Sickness - That's the route I'm going. Giving the wife the go-ahead today. You pretty much convinced me in our earlier conversations. I had no doubts about the rs mount but was hoping to get some more positive feedback on the m3 since all I really hear about is the micro dot. But, what the hell, for the price I'm gonna try it out.


    Thanks for the advise everyone. I'll post some pics after I get it.

  7. Tex & Datrowl,


    Thanks for the suggestions. Tex - didn't I see a post from you a while back with what seemed like an unending collection of russian optics (and rifles for that matter)???? I definitely can trust your opinion after seeing all that own. I can't imagine how many others you have experience with.


    I've considered the PK-AS and Rakurs but they just seem to sit so high that I feel like it would bug me not getting a good cheek weld (i know, i know, i can add a pad or adjustable stock, but I'm trying to keep it simple). Plus, I'm on a budget and this is my first taste-test of the red dot world so I like the ~$150-200 price with mount and good reviews of those primary arms optics just to get my feet wet and really decide if they're for me.


    I see a true russian optic to complete the package in the future but I'm starting slow

  8. I honestly can't decide which way to go. I've basically narrowed it down to either the primary arms micro dot or m3.


    Mount Options

    -rs mount for m3

    -MI mount that replaces rear sight leaf


    -MI Handguard with optic specific mount


    I know everyone loves the micro dot w/ ultimak, but I hesitate with it or the MI HG b/c 1)I always shoot corrosive and I hear cleaning the gas tube is tough. (am I right?) and 2) b/c I can't shoot with both eyes open(shotgun, handgun, or rifle). I've been told I don't have a dominant eye and my opposit eye always takes over as soon as I raise my sights and loose focus of either my target or sights.


    So, I really like the idea of more of a rear mounted optic like the rs mount or MI rear sight leaf.


    I like the rs mount b/c it has a quick disconnect, but don't hear many good reviews of the m3 dot. Everyone loves the micro dot but I don't hear meany good reviews of the MI rear sight leaf mount.


    SO.....Please tell me your thoughts and ideas!!!! Probably my main concerns with any of these are overall quality, co-witness quality, and durability. I'll take any other suggestions too, but cant really exceed this budget




    P.S. the wife wants to buy one of these for me for christmas asap so shes really hasseling me to stop dragging my feet and make a damn decision!



  9. You should measure from the exit hole's edges to the complete outside of the brake. not just the "baffle". Maybe the baffle isn't centered but the exit hole actually is? I'm not saying thats the case, just something to consider.


    Also, measure the treaded end and see if is off center too.


    As stated above - all that matters is if that exit hole matches your rifle barrels bore. But that's going to be really tough to see since they are different size bores.

  10. Has anyone used or heard any feedback on this Bolt-on HG Retainer before?




    I haven't heard much about it around here but Its only $25 at Brownells.


    My only concern would be that it doesn't have the tabs on each side to index on the slots in the sides of my barrel. I'm wondering if it would come loose easily.


    btw - I'm well aware of the Dinzag retainer and the one available on CSS and have heard nothing but good things about them. Just wondering if this is a decent cheap alternative.

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