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SKS tech-sights

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

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  1. tnxdshooter

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    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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    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.
     
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    kivari works wonders on triggers.

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  4. Roadking Rider

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    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.
     
  5. tnxdshooter

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    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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  6. trueg50

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    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.
     
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    Okay

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    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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  9. ypsimark

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

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    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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  11. tnxdshooter

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    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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  12. trueg50

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    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.
     
  13. Joshua M. Smith

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    Hello,

    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.

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    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.
     
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    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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    If I get one it will be the ts 200 with kns cross hair front.

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  17. trueg50

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    With the Yugo's you most certainly have to remove the rear sight leaf.

    My M59/66A1 made in 1983 with the rear leaf removed has a clear "channel" almost, so I can see the whole front sight post protector (metal ring around the front sight).

    With the Yugo's you might not have a "securing pin" that the TSR100 directions say you might have. Mine had what looked like a pin, but in reality it was just a part of the sight leaf. I skipped to the removal of the leaf using wire wrapped around the barrel, and pressing down on the leaf while pulling it back (towards the receiver).
     
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    I first tried the Williams rear aperture on my SKS, but it has a loose fit on mine and has windage slop. Plus, it is merely slipped under a roll pin that replaces the rear sight. Like nearly all Williams sights it is fairly fragile for a "combat carbine". For a target shooter or a hunter it would be okay if it fits tightly on your SKS.

    I currently have a Mojo on my SKS. It is much more sturdy than the Williams and mounts similarly to the originals SKS rear sight. The distance of the Mojo from the eye does not make the aperture help you focus like a rear mounted aperture on a TechSights would give you.

    The other problem with a Mojo in my opinion is you sight in the elevation by raising or lowering the front sight (which is okay in itself), but the eye wants to align the Mojo with the round front sight shroud instead of aligning the Mojo with the front sight post. Due to the Mojo being so far foward, if quickly aligning the sights, the eye wants to put "circle on circle". You have to consciously put the Mojo on the post, which kind of defeats the speed advantage of an aperture sight.

    Anyway, the Mojo works but I can't say it works better than the standard SKS rear sight. The Williams has the same problem since its aperture is in the same location as the Mojo.
     
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    Have tech sights on my Norinco. Yes they are close to the eye. Had to put a recoil pad on the buttstock to increase LOP. Once I did that, no more issues. I am 6' 200#, if that matters....Only way for my aging eyes to use open sights. Can ring the 18" gong at 200 yds all day offhand. Way lighter than my FAL.....Still like the FAL better though...

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    (Sorry, lost track of the thread for a while,)

    Yes, I did have to shave some plastic off the stock to make it fit, but not much.

    And I don't mind finding the sights without a cheek rest, I'm used to doing it that way without one on an M-16 anyway.
     
  21. tnxdshooter

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    That's kind of to be expected.

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