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Bushnell introduces AK Red Dot and Riflescope Systems for AK-47

AK Optics 1-4X 24mm Riflescope

For many, optics and AK-47s simply do not mix—or perhaps they didn’t until now. Bushnell has introduced a pair of sighting solutions aimed at putting the legendary AK-47 platform on target in all conditions.

Here is the full release from Bushnell: AK Optics 1-4X 24mm Riflescope The AK Optics 1-4X 24mm Riflescope highlights targets with an illuminated 7.62×39 BDC reticle. Eleven brightness levels let shooters instantly adapt to any setting, while the 30mm-diameter, 1-piece aircraft aluminum tube is as rugged as its AK-47 namesake.

Fully multi-coated optics raise the bar in visual acuity; all air-to-glass surfaces boast multiple layers of anti-reflective coatings to deliver the brightest, highest contrast images with the least amount of eyestrain.

With a quick-pointing red dot and 11 intensity settings, the shockproof AK Optics 1x 25mm Red Dot delivers lightning fast, surefire shot placement in any shooting scenario.

The 3 MOA dot reticle covers 3 inches of your target at 100 yards, while the Amber-Bright high-contrast lens coating enhances detail and suppresses lens flare. For added versatility and convenience, the sight’s integral mount works on any Picatinny rail or Weaver-style case.

To ensure total waterproof and fogproof performance no matter the weather or humidity, both the AK 1-4X 24mm Riflescope and AK 1x25mm Red Dot are also O-ring sealed and nitrogen purged. Even complete submersion in water won’t faze them.

Built from high-quality components and engineered to ensure trademark Bushnell dependability even in extremely challenging conditions, these lightweight yet durable performers offer serious AK-47 shooters exciting new sighting systems to fit a wide range of shooting needs and situations.

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Comments (3)

  1. I purchased MY AK OPTICS Red Dot sight a month ago, and placed it on a UTG PRO side mount. It has made my AK fun to shoot. I have aging eyes, but didn’t need to use my glasses, and was hitting consistent 1 1/2″ groups at the indoor 25 yd. range after it was zeroed. I love this combination, as the mount still allows me to use my iron sights if needed because it has a V-groove cut out in the mount. The brightness control works flawlessly after a few minutes of use. It is a little tight the first couple times you use it. I can’t wait to take it to an outside range and try it at longer distances.

  2. Granted, I don’t know much about optics, but Is is just a coincidence that the BDC reticle mentioned here has the same specification (7.62×39) as the standard AK cartridge? Or is there some connection?

    Also, what is it about this scope that makes it more appropriate for AK’s, aside from the indication that it’s made a bit stronger?

  3. While I have a few AK-47s in my collection, I have chosen to leave most of them in what is, essentially, their stock configuration. That said, however, the Czech VZ-58 offers, in my opinion, a superior rifle to the AK, and there are a number of refinements available that permit the effective mounting of sighting equipment, to include red dots and reflex sights on this handy home defense rifle. For the most part, all that is needed is a replacement set for the front handguards that provide M1913 rails on which can be mounted a variety of enhancements.

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