The scout scope rides again…

Four years ago Bayou Renaissance Man gifted me a scout scope, to compensate for my post-surgery eyesight which is better than ever at long range and utterly gone at short. I bummed a WASR belonging to Ian that had one of those Ultimax rails where the upper handguard is supposed to be…

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Might not have been the world’s ugliest gun, but it was probably the funniest-looking one in the neighborhood, and a little muzzle-heavy. Worked, though. Hunted out some feral dogs with that rig.

Then two years ago Ian bought a Kobra red dot that would only fit on the WASR’s receiver…

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…and I used that for a year, but then Ian – who’s trying to run a business – needed the rig back. I went back to the World’s Ugliest Gun, the Official Long Gun of TUAK since I sold the M1A, whose iron sights I still couldn’t really see. So I bought a cheap red dot and a rail that replaces the rear sight, and came up with something really bizarre-looking…

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…and it hasn’t worked for me very well. I swapped out the buttstock from the Formerly Pink AK, but – well, I really don’t have anything specific against that red dot but it wasn’t getting it done for me.

So I thought, well, the WUG still has that little piece of rail, and I have that Leupold scout scope…

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And I think maybe that’s going to do me better. I’ll wear it a while and see.

One of the things I like about beater AKs is that I’m not afraid to tinker with them. :) Maybe that’s how people with bank accounts think about their ARs.

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One Response to The scout scope rides again…

  1. Mike says:

    The AK kinda looks like something out of Star Wars. Meh… who cares how it looks, so long as it works and the bullets hit where you want them to.

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