Welcome to RussianOptics.net, a site dedicated to covering Russian and former Soviet optics for small arms (and many others).
RussianOptics.net is the result of many years of collecting 'combloc' optics and evaluating their use on AK rifles. For me the optic hobby started in 2005 with a PK-AS, a Kobra and an SLR105 in 5.45x39... I've been intrigued ever since. Each year I've tried to acquire new optics to train with and see what they were all about, and eventually I began to review them on a few popular AK sites. During 2011 some kind of 'critical mass' with optics was reached and I decided to put my experiences down on paper so to speak - and the result is this site.
My primary interest is with modern AK74 and AK100
series optics but we will also cover many of the older
Russian and Soviet designs commonly found in the USA,
as well as an overview of both traditional and modern
mounting solutions. While it will not be possible to
cover every optic ever made or every possible way to
mount them, we will continually be adding content and
information and we hope this site will continually
evolve for many years to come. We'd like to make this
a valuable reference site and hope to answer some of
the many questions that arise when it comes to AK's
and what kind of optic solutions work for them.
I'd to like express special thanks to Tantal of Avtomats In Action, Berg of Dragunov.net, Voron, Miglan-20, LiquidMetal, Forty Creek, OK131583, Eastwave and Kalinka Optics among others for letting me use pictures and links to their respective sites. The field of Russian optics is much larger than any one person can really tackle and I deeply appreciate the assistance as this site becomes as detailed as it can be.
" I've been wanting this optic for as long as I've seen it on the market but I have passed on it because of how happy I have been with the standard PSO-1 (and because I already have too many of them as it is) but I decided to. ...."
PK series Red Dot
battery test COMPLETED September 4th 2012
Two optics have reached 3600+ hours, PK-A Venezuela and PK01-VS, both BelOMO red dot sights...
Russianoptics.net is dedicated to the AK enthusiast and to anyone who wants to know more about Russian small arms optics. Thank you for taking the time to visit, I hope you find the site educational and informative.
Welcome to the site and enjoy!