While there's no question that the AR-15 holds the top spot in terms of popularity among American shooters, the AK and its many variants have also been becoming increasingly sought after firearms. In response to this, the aftermarket for AK parts and accessories has grown tremendously in recent years, with manufacturers offering plenty of new options for shooters wanting to customize their AKs.
One of most functional upgrades shooters can make to their AK is adding a quality optic. Luckily, Bushnell has recently introduced two new optics tailor-made for the AK platform with its new AK optics line.
The two new additions include a 1-4x24mm riflescope and a 1x magnification 25mm red dot optic. Both of these new AK optics are O-ring sealed and nitrogen purged for waterproof and fog proof performance no matter the conditions.
The AK Optics 1-4x24mm scope features an illuminated 7.62×39 BDC reticle for more accurately determining where a bullet will strike as range increases and incorporates fully multi-coated optics and anti-reflective coatings for improved clarity and contrast. It also includes 11 brightness settings for adapting to any situation, and utilizes a rugged, 30mm one-piece aircraft aluminum tube for its construction.
The new AK Optics 1x25mm Red Dot provides the same excellent quality in a more streamlined, rapid targeting format. The optic uses a 3 MOA red dot and, like the riflescope, features 11 intensity settings for the red dot. An Amber-Bright high-contrast lens coating boosts detail while suppressing lens flare, and the sight's integral mount is compatible with any Picatinny rail or Weaver-style case.
MSRP on these new optics is $249.99 for the AK Optics 1-4x24mm riflescope and $99.99 for the AK Optics 1x25mm Red Dot. For more information, visit the Bushnell website.
The AK-47 rose from the ashes of post-war Russia to become one of the modern era's most reliable, potent and intriguing firearms. Gun Digest Shooter’s Guide to AKs arms enthusiasts and collectors with the knowledge to realize the full potential of these iconic rifles. The practical guide covers the major points of the many variants of the AK-47 and AK-74, detailing their development and impact on history. But author Marco Vorobiev does much more than tell the backstory of these incredible firearms. The former Soviet Spetsnaz (Special Forces) member also details the key areas modern shooters need to understand to buy, operate, maintain, train with and customize the Kalashnikov. Get yours now