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SKS tech-sights

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Mamertine, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. Mamertine

    Mamertine Well-Known Member

    I have tech sights for my Marlin .22 and they are very nice. I knew they made them for the SKS also and I've always been interested in getting tech sights for the my SKS too. After viewing another member's thread on his SKS tonight I noticed that the rear sight mounts to the very back of the receiver. That seems very close to where my eyes are while shooting. So I got out some guns and compared. With the SKS it would land about an inch from my glasses, with the Marlin they're about 4 inches away, on a Garand it's roughly 4 inches out again (I think I put the marlin against the Garand while installing the tech sites). It's a yugo SKS (not Chinese with a short stock) and I am quite tall and thus also have a long neck which puts my face closer to the sights than most other people's.

    How close can you be to the rear aperture of a peep style sight to have it work? Are there other options for aftermarket sights (not scopes) for an SKS?



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  2. tnelson31

    tnelson31 Well-Known Member

    For me, the closer the better.
  3. Mikee Loxxer

    Mikee Loxxer Well-Known Member

    I too like Tech Sights and have considered getting some for my SKS. I have however heard of folks not liking the SKS sights for the reason you describe. The rear aperture is too close and in some cases impacts their shooting glasses upon recoil. I'll be interested in seeing what others have to say on this subject.
  4. tahunua001

    tahunua001 Well-Known Member

    I also wear glasses, and love the tech sights on my SKS, ironically I received my M1 garand in the mail today and compared the two, it's not that noticeable of a difference... I still get a very good sight picture...
    one warning that they don't give you before you get them..

    you have to remove the existing rear sight because it interferes with the sight picture. its a pain and cleaning is a pain as well... but it's so much nicer... especially if you have problems with iron sights.
  5. trueg50

    trueg50 Well-Known Member

    I have a yugo sks with tech sights, and I don't have any issues with the rear sight being too close. Though it is a little different to get used to having it so close (and I am not a big guy).

    Did you also get the thin sks front sight post as well?
  6. tahunua001

    tahunua001 Well-Known Member

    I didn't know that they made a front sight... that might be an investment for when I have a little playing money again.
  7. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Well-Known Member

    I have the Tech-Sight and T-6 stock, once my wife let it ding her glasses.

    And yes, the thinner front-sight post helps a lot.
  8. mainmech48

    mainmech48 Well-Known Member

    No intent of "threadjack" intended, but since my now-bifocal-clad eyes no longer do too well with open irons I've been considering installing a Tech-Sight on my own SKS.

    Since replacing the factory front blade/bead sight with a FO unit has made a huge difference for me when used with a receiver sight on my several LA rifles, could any of you Tech-Sight users tell me whether a Williams Firesight SKS front would be compatible?
  9. chris in va

    chris in va Well-Known Member

    I suspect you could add a stock spacer to increase LOP and pull your face a little further away.
  10. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Well-Known Member

    I don't mind running it right in my face, just realize there's a bit more recoil than an AR.
  11. pseudonymity

    pseudonymity Well-Known Member

    I use a 1" buttstock spacer and I do not remember ever getting the sight to hit my glasses.

    I am a big fan of Tech Sights on the SKS - the rear aperture and thinner front post makes a world of difference in sight picture compared to factory sights.

    The Tech Sight probably extends .5-.75 inches past the rear of the receiver - so unless you are nearly driving the receiver into your glasses already with the stock sights, adding Tech Sights is probably not going to increase the chances of that happening very much.
  12. Giterboosted

    Giterboosted Well-Known Member

    I've got em, I like em
  13. Ignition Override

    Ignition Override Well-Known Member

    Wouldn't a 1" (or thicker) plastic recoil pad help?
    My SKS (with Tech Sight:)) always has the 1" pad because it increases the 'length of pull'. At 5'11" the ergonomics are too cramped without it.
    This pad cost about $20 back in '08.

    This pad also helps the 'l.o.p.' of the Spanish FR8. This has a single open sight and three aperture settings, somewhat like the HK-91/PTR-91.

    For both rifles it keeps my eye a bit further from both apertures etc, which seems to help.
  14. kBob

    kBob Well-Known Member

    Back when I first learned to shoot M-1s in high school JROTC I was told to keep my eye as far as possible from the aperature to provide more accuracy.

    When I was taught to shoot the XM-16E1 I had in basic training they wanted us to get as close as possible to the aperature to be able to see more through it. (They seemed incapable of understanding that by leaving both eyes open I saw just as much from way back) Even to the point of snuggling up to touch nose to the charging handle. The old rubber baby buggy stocks and the A1 trapdoor stocks were shorter than the A2 stock.

    I shoot with an aperature from where ever it is comfortable. Being taller than any height meantioned here so far, yes I would have a one inch extention on an SKS as the back of the dust cover already threatens me.

  15. mac66

    mac66 Well-Known Member

    I put a set on my sks last summer. makes a big difference.

  16. colorado_handgunner

    colorado_handgunner Well-Known Member

    Tech Sights have a very small aperture. So small I could not see through them.
  17. DMK

    DMK Well-Known Member

    The TS-100 flip sight type uses AR-15 apertures, so you can replace it with a different (larger) size if you'd like.

    I swapped one of mine to use an XS Sights "Same plane" aperture.

    With the TS-200 elevation adjustable sight, you'd have to drill it out to get a larger aperture.
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2013
  18. ypsimark

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  19. Mamertine

    Mamertine Well-Known Member

    Does anyone have experience with the Mojo? I'm inclined to go with them.
    The third option I've found was Williams sights.
  20. primalmu

    primalmu Well-Known Member

    Mojo sights won't increase the sight radius, which IMO probably contributes to most of the accuracy gains of the Tech-Sights.

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