Side mount or railed gas tube for red dot?





#1
Going to put a red dot on my WASR. Trying to decide between getting an ultimak gas tube to put the dot out front, or one of the side mounts like a midwest industries to put the dot above the action.

Opinions either way out there? Pros and cons in your experience with either?
 

inhiliator5000

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#2
I prefer the ultimak. Never had a problem. Another cool thing is the attero arms mount.

Personally i dont ljke the look of side mount rails although the rs regulate looks great and has had nothing but great reviews
 

STV_Keith

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#3
Have both on different guns. For a small red dot, I prefer the Ultimak tube mounted rail. I also have an Attero, but on a mini Draco that there is no Ultimak for.
 

tdyoung58

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#4
I have the 30mm Midwest industries mount on mine. It fits the tube on larger red dots. There's no rail.
Only issue is that it sits to low to mount some red dots like the Vortex Strikefire.
I think I have a Firefield, which is holding up surprisingly well for a cheap one.
 
#5
Always been an ultimak guy myself. Ive seen midwest come up with tube mounts that integrate with their handguards but I am an AK purist.

If you do go the side mount route, i wouldnt try to cut any corners and I would go straight towards an RS regulate mount.

Also worth noting, I bought a TWS Dogleg for my mini draco since there is no option for an ultimak and I have to say I am very impressed by how well it holds zero.
 

Janizary

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#6
I bought a TWS Dogleg for my mini draco since there is no option for an ultimak and I have to say I am very impressed by how well it holds zero.
I have a TWS dogleg on my SGL21-61 and was floored by how well it has held zero over time, cleanings, etc. Very, very impressed. Wish I'd picked it up sooner.
 
#7
I still prefer the ultimak for rifles but for folks who are more accustomed to the AR15 style of optics mounting, I have no issues recommending the TWS.