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I recently upgraded, or at least I consider it an upgrade, from a heavy quick detach side rail mount on my converted saiga 7.62 to the Ultimak gas tube mount for my red dot. This also forced me to get rid of my old super chunky UTG quad rail which I installed years ago because it was cheaper and simple. My rifle has now taken on a sleeker, lighter look and feel, and I can cowitness my irons; but I'm left with a new question (purpose of this post)..... Is there anymore use for the rail on the side of the reciever where the side mount used to ride? I looked around online, and I havn't found anything. Either no one has thought of this because everyone has accepted the fact that side mounts are the only thing meant to slip on there, or someone did try it and realized it was a bad idea. My thinking is that it might still be useful if someone designed a low-profile, super lightweight mount that would slide on just like a scope mount, but insted it would just hold a small flashlight or laser (or maybe some other accessory)....who knows?....maybe flashlight or laser wouldn't be practical because it would be shining down the length of the firearm's left side, but either way I just wanted to post my thought and see what anyone thinks??? Thanks