tri-rails

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by monkeyman, Dec 20, 2005.


  1. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    OK, I have never had or used one of these and don't know really anything about them. Dose it just give you 3 points there to mount accessories and can you still use standard rings with them to mount a scope? What are any down sides to these systems and what are the perks?
     
  2. magnus392

    magnus392 Field Marshall Mags Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    For what Weapon?
     
  3. sniper-66

    sniper-66 Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    As a general statement, yes, you are correct, but need to know, are you talking a receiver mount, barrel mount, or the Cheaper than Dirt scope mount! Give us an idea on what and where?
     
  4. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I figure I will most likely set up the AK for a scope as my eyes are not as good as they once were and acheaving real accuracy with iron sites for me now is next to impossible. The one I was kind of looking at is from cheaper than dirt and (IIRC) mounts to the reciever. Since it dosnt cost much more I was considering the tri-rail one so that when I could I may put on a tactical light or laser for low light shooting like when coyotes and such are up around the house. Other than that its just basicly that if there are few to now draw backs to them it would make sense to just go that way so if I decided to add anything later on I could but I dont know what if any the down sides are.
     
  5. magnus392

    magnus392 Field Marshall Mags Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I would need to see a pic, but DON'T buy the top cover tri-rail system....it is cute, but dont' work worth a crap. The top cover on an AK jumps around too much and that will through your Zero off.
     
  6. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Heres the link to the one I was looking at.
    http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ctd/...gid=&mscssid=SX251V44W15A9JLUDP2PB6NN114VBH80

    I wouldnt be opposed to others as long as the price is comperable. Also I didnt think to ask, is this one already set up to accept a scope? I figure if the tri rails are problematic I can still use the accessories that mount in other ways but just wanted to get some more info on them at least.
     
  7. magnus392

    magnus392 Field Marshall Mags Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    THose are bad juju...I have one in my junk box. An Ace Ltd mount is better it actually replaces the rear sight leafe and you can install AR-15 A2 sights.
     
  8. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Ahhh, ok. I think I will try to avoid anything though that makes it so I have to remove the sites. I like to have the irons set then add a scope, that way if the scope has a problem I can remove it and then use the irons if needed.
     
  9. magnus392

    magnus392 Field Marshall Mags Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    This will replace the iron rear site, and still be usable. I posted pics in the thread about AK optics.
     
  10. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    I have the side mount and I am going to take Magnus' advice and use a nice red dot on that baby.
     
  11. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Which red dot and why? Am thinking to put one on my AR.
     
  12. sniper-66

    sniper-66 Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    EoTech or a Trijicon Reflex II are my inputs
     
  13. magnus392

    magnus392 Field Marshall Mags Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

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