Best Red Dot For AK Ultimak Rail

Many people love the AK Ultimak top handguard rail for mounting optics. Here we have narrowed down 3 best red dot sights for ak ultimak rail.

We have tested them and find that temperature resistance is the most important quality for long term usage on the AK.

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AK GETS SUPER HOT

Aimpoint Micro is definitely one of the top pick for being able to handle between -60F to +160F & shock resistant up to 40 G force.

The AK gas tube gets hot and the piston creates alot of recoil shock. To keep your shots accurate & weapon system reliable, a durable optic is a must.

Here are the 3 undoubtedly red dot sights for anyone using the Ultimak AK rail.

Best Red Dot Sights On AK Ultimak Gas Tube Rail

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ULTIMATE DURABILITY & CARRY OPTIC

HOLOSUN HS508T (TITANIUM)

CARRY OPTIC: HS507K

Best Use For: Competition, Tactical & Conceal 

  • Features:2 MOA dot (Red/Green), Motion activated, Fully multi-coated lens, Grade 5 Titanuim housing, CR2032 Battery, 1 MOA/click adjustment
  • Benefits:Providing ~100K hours, 2 MOA dot great for close & medium range fast action shooting,
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LARGEST FOV

TRIJICON SRO (2.5 MOA)

Best Use For: Range, Competition & Tactical

  • Features:2.5 MOA dot, 7075 T6 Aluminum housing, Same as RMR mount base, 1 MOA / Click, Top loading CR2032 battery
  • Benefits:Large FOV for faster TGT acquisition & follow-up shots, Slick top loading battery design without sight removal for battery swap
  • Appearance:Slick, Tactical & Large
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TOUGHEST RED DOT SIGHT

AIMPOINT MICRO H2

Best Use For: Range, Competition & Tactical

  • Features:2.5 MOA dot, 7075 T6 Aluminum housing, 0.5 MOA / Click,  CR2032 battery
  • Benefits:Low profile cowitness, Indestructible body construction, temperature rated to mount on Ultimak rail
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Aimpoint Micro (T1/H1, T1/T2)

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Aimpoint Micro series red dot optics are the Gucci stuff in the firearm industry. If there is only one optic I trust to put on the Ultimak rail, Aimpoint Micro will be my first pick.

The optic body is made of 7075 T6 forged aluminum up to mil-spec standard, and its internals are made to survive the sharpest recoil impluse & enviromental hardhships.

We chose the Aimpoint Micro because it has been proven so many times to work even under the worst condition.

We recommend mounting the Aimpoint Micro on a low profile mount on the Ultimak rail for an absolute cowitness sight picture alignment.

If you would like to see the spec please checkout Aimpoint Micro’s spec page here.


Holosun 508T

The NEW Holosun 508T is tougher and it just works.

When compared to the Trijicon RMR, the HE508T is stronger and more temperature resistant with its Grade 5 titanium construction.

Besides the beefy outer body construction, the optic lasts up to 100,000 hours using a single CR2032 battery, which is 5.5X more than the Trijicon RMR.

In addition, the solar panel provides the optic with fail-safe battery source so it will always remain on.

But there is more…

The optic can survive up to 4000 G on reciprocating a handgun slide, so it can definitely survive & retain zero on the Ultimak rail shooting 7.62X39 rounds.

Just make sure to mount it tight on the rail with a torque wrench

How Much G Force Does an AK Piston Produce When Firing?

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AK FLEXING DUE TO RECOIL

When a 7.62X39mm round goes off, the feels like a .243 round about 7 ish pound recoil felt on the shoulder on the shooter. The exact G force we don’t have that information and one thing assured is that the 3 recommended optics above can hold zero as long as the Ultimak M2B rail stays locked in place.

Where To Mount Red Dot If You Don’t Like It On The Ultimak Rail

If mounting an optic so far forward on the gas tube rail assembly isn’t something you want. The second option is to use a side mount on the receiver like using the RS Regulate side optic mount for AK rifles.

Texas Weapon System makes railed dust cover where you can mount an optic on the AK like it’s an AR. Check it out by clicking the link above.

Avdei Avdeev

Borned in Russia, now lives in Flordia, US. Experienced 6 years with rifle optics and is an active shooter in 3 gun world.