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BEST way to scope an SKS ??

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Kymasabe, May 6, 2012.

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  1. Kymasabe

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    First off, let me say I hate scout mounts and long eye relief scopes so if that's your suggestion, don't bother.
    I'm looking for a solid mount for the receiver or dust cover. I don't mind inletting the stock if needed so...what say you all. What's the best mount?
     
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    http://tinyurl.com/7y6nk3a

    They have a variety of mounts. Just remember that you want to make sure the scope is back far enough that ejected brass doesn't hit the front of it.

    Hobie
     
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    when they were still importing them from china, they had a version with a rail, similar to the ak side rail, mounted below the wood line to the receiver.

    In my opinion and from a few attempts myself, there is no good way to "Dust cover" mount a scope. The screw / clamp down models dont stay tight, even with lock-tite. then, you have to undo, everything to clean it.

    The rear cover is not the way to go, good luck.
     
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    In my experience, the best way to scope an SKS is to buy an AR...
     
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    check out cheaperthandirt.com
     
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    And you have the word 'sniper' in your screen name. :scrutiny:
     
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    ya your point is?
    CTD has a lot of sks parts more than most LGS

    here is another good place to buy SKS after market parts
    http://www.sks-rifles.com/category/767-SKS_Scope_Mounts.aspx
    I just ordered a tapco stock from there 20 dollars cheaper than cheaper than dirt.

    most everything I buy is at Georgia Gun Trader which requires me getting in my car and driving there and the cost of gas prices these days CTD is competitive
     
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    choate makes a good mount i had installed but drilling and tapping is required. i have heard that s&k make a good no gunsmith scope option.
     
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    I have a dust cover one. It is better than open sights for my bifocal dependant eyes...barely.
     
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    I love the SKS rifle but the accuracy is just slightly better than an AK. Unless you have vision problems I wouldn't bother with it. I would spend my money on some iron sights for it before I invested in a scope mount. Dot sights in the scout position work well. You might want to look into that.
     
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    There are only two mounts that actually work as scope mounts should on an SKS. The first is to drill and tap a rail on the action, the second is a mount that puts a red dot/LER scope in place of the rear sight. Some of the dust cover mounts work some of the time, but none of them could really be considered solid scope mounts. And yes, I have just about all of them tried, if you don't like either of those options the next best thing is to buy an AR or a SU16 as already mentioned.

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    nice looking yugo:what:
     
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