That just looks dumb straight up. It has to be on the Dust cover.
Your right I know nothing about the tactical rifle
What do you wish your tantal to do. Long range, QCB, pig hunt You want magnified optics or run a red dot
When I think AK I think short range quick shot 50yrd and under is red dot type optics. Forward mount a red dot on your gas tube (think burris fast fire or doc optic not eotech) and you get quick action and followup plus a rock solid mount Vs the off the side mount with a crane over the top. Hard to find a mount to centers the optic over the cover plus no mount is a true return to zero and you need to take the mount/optic off to clean the weapon especially if you fire corrosive ammo.
Now then If you want a over the cover mount anyhow most all are built the same I have mounted the UTG, Armory USA, Bellarus, and a few others. Best option is the scope mount combo in a fixed or variable PSO or PSOP scope IMO Otherwise the bellarus mount seemed the best finish and tightest clamping out of the package. The pic rail was cut nice and a warne ring fit nicely.
downside with side mounts
A) fair amount of weight resting angularly on a piece of sheet metal the mounts shift with a little pressure and move around
B) must remove to clean and maintain weapon
That being said I drilled and riveted a side mount to a guys rifle today easy operation and it worked nicely. If you need a mount tantals page
this guy makes the most accurate mount to put on the rifle in tearms of original look and fit. I would recomend side rail MPK2 as it is the easiest to mount If you want to rivet the mount go with the 74 M-P would be a good look for the tantal lines
I hope this helps