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Im just curious how Russian optics compare to US, Japanese, etc. My biggest question is how well does the Kobra compare to say a eotech or aimpoint as far as quality & durability. Or how does a PSOP compare to something similar.
 

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Got a PSO 1 (4x) and have used it on three rifles, 7.62, 5.45 and 308. It seems quite rugged, returns to zero well enough after being dis-mounted(same rifle). It has what you need. As for a comparison, nothing really similar for a similar price. If you used a ComBloc type mount with Weaver rail you could spend more dough for super crisp, super brilliant optics but introduce another attachment point.
 

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For the price, Russian/Soviet optics are some of the best value out their. Durability is top notch as most Soviet designs often over engineered something to make it durabile. After the fall of Germany, the Soviets literally took whole German optics factories back to the USSR along with many of the German engineers in tow. Another thing to always keep in mind with most Soviet/Russian optics, is how and for what purpose they employed their optic systems. With that said, they served very well. Sometimes with their optics, it is not always fair to lay them next to a western couterpart as the western optic may be designed to a different standard and intended use. Soviet doctrine for their SVD rifle and even the Romanian PSL/FPK was that it was to be an actual extension of a motor rifle platoon to have longer ranges of fire over the AK. This was to be in the 400-800m range and not a true sniper as most western armies would define them. That is why most SVD rifles are fited with a 4x fixed type optic, were as a Western army system would have at a 10X+ type adjustabile type optic.

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