SKS question


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danprkr
October 26, 2012, 05:34 PM
It's a bit unclear how I have managed to acquire 5 SKS rifles. However, the sites are of course horrendous. I have heard that someone makes a scope mount that bolts on to the side of the receiver and so doesn't come off every time you have to field strip the gun. I can't seem to find them. Either I was told incorrectly or my googlefu is off. Any help?

Thanks.

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planetmobius
October 26, 2012, 08:39 PM
Ive seen these side mounts rivited to the side of AK's but never an SKS. I also have several Russian SKS rifles and am under the impression that there really is no good way to mount a scope on them. I never really had a problem with the sights. I can consistently shoot 3 inch groups at 100 yards with any of mine.

jim243
October 26, 2012, 08:46 PM
It,s not a problem to scope them with a tight receiver cover and will come back to zero without any problem. The iron sights on them are not really that bad, you just have to get use to them. But a scope will improve accuracy quite a bit. Or you could replace the top hand guard and use a Scout Scope instead.

Jim


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Texan Scott
October 26, 2012, 09:51 PM
http://www.tech-sights.com/

Not what you asked, but excellent iron sites option!

HJ857
October 26, 2012, 11:16 PM
Yes, there is a scope mount like that. It does require you to drill and tap the left side of the receiver as well as cut away some of the stock on that same side to get the mount at the correct height.

If you remove the mount you'll be left with four empty holes, but the rifle will function just the same.

It's a Choate product. http://www.sksman.com/acces/mounts3.php

I'd recommend using a third party stock so you don't have to permanently alter the original. I recall that the comb height with the original stock is lousy anyway (too low in relation to the scope height), a stock that gives you height options will make the whole system a great deal better.

Roadking Rider
October 27, 2012, 01:38 AM
Can't give you much help on the scope mount but found that these work very well on the SKS with out any permanent alterations to the rifle.
http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/williams-rifle-fire-sights-for-sks.aspx?a=597848

Nushif
October 27, 2012, 03:04 AM
Quick question:

What exactly is so bad about the sights on an SKS/Mauser?

I have never gotten why the peep sight is supposedly so much better than the setup on the other kinds, so this is an honest question.

Texan Scott
October 27, 2012, 03:13 AM
Much longer sight radius with peeps, and rear sight easy to "ghost" around a front-sight focus... makes them a lot easier for some of us to shoot accurately.

HJ857
October 27, 2012, 09:31 AM
Agree with Texan Scott. There are a few really good mods for the SKS, but the Tech Sight is the best single mod. Their target front post is also excellent.

Pilot
October 27, 2012, 09:37 AM
I have no problems with my the sights on both my Russian SKS's. I get similar groups to the other posters, around 3 inches at 100 yards.

mookiie
October 27, 2012, 09:40 AM
I would also check out s k scope mounts they do a good job and do not require you permanatly alter your firearm as the choate mount does.
S k:
http://www.scopemounts.com/index.html?main.html

Choate:
http://www.midwayusa.com/Product/435151/choate-scope-mount-sks-steel-blue

I had a gunsmith drill and tap my reciever for the choate mount.

Tech sights are another good option as others have mentioned.

PhotonSD
October 28, 2012, 12:47 PM
I tried the receiver cover type first, it was a bargain brand from Sportsmans Guide that took a lot of filing to fit my Chinese SKS. It kept shifting point of impact of the rounds several inches to the right at 25 yards. In other words it was not very tight. I then bought the Choate, drilled and tapped in accordance with instructions and mounted a 4x UTG scope and it worked much better. Will be shifting to a red dot soon and will check performance with that. Overall I would say go with the Choate side mount and avoid the headaches. Good Luck.

Shawn Dodson
October 28, 2012, 04:58 PM
What exactly is so bad about the sights on an SKS/Mauser?

I have never gotten why the peep sight is supposedly so much better than the setup on the other kinds, so this is an honest question.

I don't have any problem with the stock military sights on an SKS. It's a simple rifle sight. Just center the post in the rear notch and align the top of the front sight even with the top of the rear sight notch - exactly as you would do with a pistol sight. I've never entertained the idea of installing the rear aperture Tech-Sight. It'd be a total waste of money for me.

Nushif
October 28, 2012, 06:27 PM
- exactly as you would do with a pistol sight.

That's my thinking ... and I've rarely heard people say pistols ought to have peep sights.

Kiln
October 28, 2012, 06:48 PM
I'm an iron sight guy too. I don't even own a scoped weapon.

And while the peep sites on my old Enfield bolt action are great I don't really see that they're much better than my SKS or AK sites.

M1key
October 28, 2012, 06:50 PM
I have 62 year-old eyes with corrective lenses and I can hit a 6-inch plate with regularity at 200 yards using a variety of Russian steel cased ammo and brass reloads...with the iron sights that come on my Yugo.

I did cut 2 pounds of useless junk off the end of that thing (grenade launcher/sights/bayonet/lug).

Maybe you just need more trigger time...:cool:


M

briansmithwins
October 29, 2012, 04:32 AM
Side scope mount that works with SKS here: http://kalinkaoptics.com/firearm-accessories/side-rails/molot-sks-original-rail-with-rivets.html

Add commie optic of your choice and party on!

BSW

pseudonymity
October 29, 2012, 05:21 PM
Much longer sight radius with peeps, and rear sight easy to "ghost" around a front-sight focus... makes them a lot easier for some of us to shoot accurately.

Not having to be endowed with three hands to use a minature overpriced c-clamp just inches from the muzzle to adjust windage is a plus IMO.

+1 on the Tech Sights - detent stops for windage with a $5 tool and no fiddling near the muzzle.

Shawn Dodson
October 29, 2012, 07:15 PM
Not having to be endowed with three hands to use a minature overpriced c-clamp just inches from the muzzle to adjust windage is a plus IMO. A brass punch, a small hammer and a short length of 1x4" plank to rest the barrel on works much better than the sight adjustment tool.

tbow1964
October 29, 2012, 08:07 PM
http://sunopticsusa.com/PDF/SunRails.pdf

Here is an option for you.

tbow1964
October 29, 2012, 08:10 PM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/110877527149?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

More info.

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