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SKS tech-sights

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

  1. DMK

    DMK Well-Known Member

    Mojo sights mount too far forward to work properly. An aperture sight needs to be close to the eye so you can concentrate your focus on the front sight.

    While the Mojo is an improvement over the original sight if nothing else is available (I have them on my Mosin Nagants and K-31s, and like the tandem front and rear aperture Snap Sights with a round Bullseye target), the Tech sight is far superior in both precision and rapid sight acquisition.

    The all aluminum Williams sight trails in a distant third place. I found it to be flimsy and loose fitting, along with all the drawbacks of the Mojo.
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2013
  2. DMK

    DMK Well-Known Member

    Yes, I've used the fiber optic Firesight and Tech sight together on an SKS, but you must use the TS-200 elevation adjustable Tech sight, because you'll lose the ability to adjust elevation at the front sight.
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2013
  3. ypsimark

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  4. ObsceneJesster

    ObsceneJesster Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know if the top rail on that Tapco T6 stock interferes with the tech sight.
  5. tahunua001

    tahunua001 Well-Known Member

    from what I've read over at SKSboards, the tapco rail does interfere and a couple guys recommend either the cheesegrater handguard or a non railed HG like the ATI.
    I have a ramline HG on mine and have no interference.
  6. tnxdshooter

    tnxdshooter Well-Known Member

    In order to get a good sight picture did you have to use a cheek riser it get one of those butt stocks for it that angles down? I've got the cheese grater hand guard. I know with the red dot I had the sight picture came in above the front sight hood. I tried adjusting it down to no avail. So wound up selling the eotech 512. With the tech sights don't you have to replace or modify the rear pin that holds the dust cover on to get then to install correctly?

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    Last edited: Mar 8, 2013
  7. mainmech48

    mainmech48 Well-Known Member

    Thanks, DMK! That's the model (TS200) I plan on installing. My concern was whether or not it might have enough elevation adjustment available to compensate for the Firesight's semi-fixed position.

    Next on the agenda: TG off to Kiivari.
  8. tnxdshooter

    tnxdshooter Well-Known Member

    kivari works wonders on triggers.

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  9. Roadking Rider

    Roadking Rider Well-Known Member

    I also have trouble with sights that are to close. I went with the Williams Fire Sights on my SKS. I can't believe the difference it has made in my ability to shoot my yugo more accurately.
  10. tnxdshooter

    tnxdshooter Well-Known Member

    For those that have tapco stocks with tech sights installed did you A. Have to shave any off the back I'd the stock to make the tech sights fit? B. How is the sight picture without having to use a cheek riser? C. Did you modify the original break down pin and if not where did you but the additional pin to modify?

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  11. trueg50

    trueg50 Well-Known Member

    Yugo SKS shooter with a wooden stock, so I cannot comment on the tapco specific stock, but I did indeed have to shave off a little wood on my SKS stock.

    I have an "M59/66A1" and the pin that keeps the take down pin from falling out was secured too well, so I had to use a dremel tool to cut the pin.
  12. tnxdshooter

    tnxdshooter Well-Known Member


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  13. tnxdshooter

    tnxdshooter Well-Known Member

    I think when and or if I decide to go with the tech sights then I'm going to get the kns cross hair front sight.

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  14. ypsimark

    ypsimark Member

    The cross hair front sight looks great... makes me wonder why they are not more popular.
  15. tnxdshooter

    tnxdshooter Well-Known Member

    Yeah. I'm quiet sure it makes the SKS a touch more accurate also. So no one on here has a Tapco t6 and can tell me if they had to modify the stock at all to use the tech sights?

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    Last edited: Mar 11, 2013
  16. tnxdshooter

    tnxdshooter Well-Known Member

    Those that have tech sites on the sks did you remove the original sks rear site and just leave the leaf spring or what?

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  17. trueg50

    trueg50 Well-Known Member

    You have to remove the rear sight.

    The tech-sights come with a cross pin that retains the leaf spring. I got the base model 100, and it came with good instructions and the pin.

    My M59/66A1 had a 1 piece sight rear sight without a cross pin to drift out, but others might have the cross pin.
  18. Joshua M. Smith

    Joshua M. Smith Well-Known Member


    I liked the ones I had years back before getting obsessed with Mosins.

    Bear in mind that the T100 may not properly clear a Chinese SKS and upgrading it so it will costs more than if you buy the more expensive rear sight to begin with.

    This, and the owner's handling of it, were my biggest bitches. So far as I know, he still has not addressed that issue in his FAQs and I will do no more business with him until he does. I try to address all customer problems this serious myself and consider it to be very poor customer service when it's not even mentioned.


  19. Ignition Override

    Ignition Override Well-Known Member

    This might have been a fluke when my Tech Sight was manufactured, but the sides of the base are different lengths.

    This required using the lateral adjustment to move the aperture to the position at the extreme left.
    It then allowed very straight shooting, but it took me a while to notice that the frame had unequal lengths on the sides which hug the rear of the bolt cover.

    I still recommend the higher-priced Tech Sight (TS 200?) very much.
  20. clone

    clone Well-Known Member

    I have a TS200 Installed on a Yugo and like it.

    But the TS100 doesn't work as intended. When adjusted, all you can see is the very tip of the front sight over the rear sight block (not a good sight picture). At first I thought, well maybe its just "this" sks as some of them where crudely made. But after trying it on 4 different SKS's (3 Norinco, 1 Yugo) still no go. Sent the sight back thinking it was defective and tried again on all 4, same problem.

    So if you want a Tech Sight get the TS200. The TS100's are designed wrong, they need to sit a tad higher to get a proper sight picture. I emailed them about this issue but got a snide remark along the lines of "it must be your 4 rifles and not our sight".

    I had had plans of buying more of their products for several different rifles but I think I'll pass after than comment.

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