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SKS rear sight too narrow

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Lucky, Apr 21, 2009.

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  1. Lucky

    Lucky Member

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    Continuing to address some defects in firearms as they come up;

    Myself and 2 others all agreed the rear sight on my Norinco SKS is too narrow. It's such a tight fit for the front sight that it all just goes blurry, astigmatism ya know. The only, only time it's clear is when you're in full sunlight aiming at bright-white snow background.

    Can I replace this rear sight, or file it out to be wider? Would painting a U like on a Glock rear help?
     
  2. Col. Plink

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    Don't know what others might say in reference to the SKS specifically, but a peep sight is a good remedy for chincy rear sights. My Yugoslavian has a circular shield around the front sight as well so I don't know if that would help or hinder if yours is similar. Maybe the open sights off a Yugo would work for yours? They seem well-proportioned and pretty solid.
     
  3. COSteve

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    Where on the stock are you planting your cheek? It's been several years since I owned an SKS, but my mind doesn't want to associate anything about an SKS with "too tight". :evil:

    Shooting my AR, I'm putting my nose on the charging handle. I don't think I'd want to get that close with 7.62X39, but consider getting a little closer to the sight...

    Maybe I'm missing something here...
     
  4. Lucky

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    Steve that's probably it, will try next time out. I just like a more upright head posture.
     
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  6. Al Thompson

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    Strong second for Tech Sights. Have several sets, love'em. :)
     
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