The ULTIMAK M1-B AK-47 Scout mount is the lightest AK scope mounting system available, coming in at barely an ounce more than the gas tube that it replaces. It is also the lowest mounting rail, allowing cowitnessing of optical sights with the rifle’s iron sights. It clamps to the rifle’s barrel using two 4140 steel u-clamps secured by four bolts and includes vent holes. The manufacturer claims it rarely if ever needs to be removed from the rifle for cleaning so loss of zero is not a problem. The precision machined 6061-T-6 aluminum rail does not interfere with side folding stock and the MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny rail system interfaces with almost all optics and accessories available today. Fitting may require some chiseling/dremmelling of the existing handguard. Replacing the gas tube means this mount does get hot and you need to keep bare flesh away from the mount during and after sustained firing. The heat should not be a problem with quality optics, but you may not want to subject your Aimpoint T-1 to sustained full auto fire with this mounting system. For most users this will not be a problem. The M1-B scout mount fits almost all AK series rifles from the Eastern Bloc and China. The only exception are Romanian 5.45 and 5.56mm rifles that require a special SH-1 shim set available from ULTIMAK. The ULTIMAK M1-B AK mount is fast gaining a reputation as the most solid AK mounting system available. As the mount clamps to the barrel, some owners have even reported an increase in the inherent accuracy of their AKs.
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