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Who makes a good quality SKS scope mount/

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by Freedom in theSkies, Jan 9, 2003.

  1. Freedom in theSkies

    Freedom in theSkies Member

    Jan 9, 2003
    Helping to stop Terrorism...One day at a time...
    I just got one last weekend, and it just would'nt be me to leave well enough alone, so I figure that I just gotta put a scope on it. I have seen a number of mounts on the market, but I don't know which one get.
  2. Sactown

    Sactown Participating Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    I've read on the SKS forum that the DC Engineering mount is suppose to hold zero really well and is one of the best. Just buy the mount, not the entire package. Here's a link. I haven't scoped out my SKS nor do I have plans to. http://www.rifletech.com/skssht1.htm
  3. GoldenLoki

    GoldenLoki New Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    This is a trick question right?

    There are no good SKS scope mounts : )

    At least none of the receiver cover type are, any that require you to drill mounting holes in the receiver and screw on solid should be fine.

  4. Vacaville Shooter

    Vacaville Shooter New Member

    Sep 22, 2008
    Been there and done that - don't do it.


    Just read the above posts about putting a scope on your SKS. I put one on mine a couple of years ago, using the receiver mount. Don't know why - I guess I thought it was cool. Anyways, I always had a "wandering zero" with the scope. I'd get them going right in the crosshairs and then after 5 shots or so the point of impact would start to move somewhere else. I think there's just too much jerky action going on in the receiver to handle putting a scope up there. Even though the mount was built in, it still used screws which were always coming loose. I used locktight and that still didn't work. After six months or so of dinking around with it, I finally just took the damn thing off and went to a Williams peep sight, which works just fine but has the same short sight radius of the original sight. At least with a receiver mounted scope, I'd forget it. The SKS isn't a precision gun anyways, it's a super-reliable beater.

    If you really think you need a scope, you might want to try one of the new gas-tube/rail mounts and make it a scout rifle. I think Tapco sells them. I have no idea if they are any good though, so you may open your own can of worms. Also, you'll need to buy a special type of scope with a field of view you can see from the back of the rifle.

    Good Luck!

  5. Palo

    Palo New Member

    Sep 20, 2008
  6. tribbles

    tribbles New Member

    Oct 1, 2008
    Southern New Mexico
    The Choate mounts are sturdy and rock-solid, but they do require you to drill and tap four holes in your receiver, and notch your stock for clearance.

    This is what it looks like on my Chi-com para, with a typical cheap red-dot and a blingin' Albanian bolt carrier:


    There's something about a Chinese gun with a Chinese scope. Don't ask me what it is, though. :scrutiny:


    The mount is tall enough so you can still use the iron sights if you need to, and you can still use stripper clips (if the scope permits). The clearance notch looks like crap because the stupid wood split as I was trying to carefully trim it.

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