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Old 03-09-2009, 09:12 PM
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What are your ideas on a scope mount combo on an SKS. I am not real crazy about rear cover mounts. My old eyes need a scope I am thinking about a red dot scope mounted over the gas tube any opinions?
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It is very hard to keep the scope zeroed out without mounting to the top cover. Check at Dunhams, They have a sks kit for about $60 that includes everything. even the scope which is short so the empty rounds dont beat it up. I tried mounting a scope up front and it always wants to move around. A frind has a tapco stock which has a rail built into it up there and it moves a little. The best way from what I hear is to mount it to the side of the reciever with a drill and tap. It is said to hod zero all day long.
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I had an over/under scope mount on mine when I bought it. I finally got tired of that and threw the bitch away. The iron sites on them are pretty good, so I like that a lot better. Plus imho, if you use 20 or 30 round mags with the rifle a scope makes it way to bulky.

For what its worth the mount I had mounted onto the side of the receiver cover and was a piece of metal that was roughly 1 inch tall that the scope rings bolted to. It was made in korea or something, not the best quality.
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choate side mount, will need to be drilled and tapped,or riveted, best out there

but nothings more reliable then the stock sights
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choate side mount, will need to be drilled and tapped,or riveted, best out there

but nothings more reliable then the stock sights
+1 on the choate. Its the only scope mount that won't lose zero after ten rounds. Most other scope mounts, mount on the rear receiver cover and bounce around every time the gun cycles.
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Choate mount only way to go
still can use iron sights
Tech sight makes a really good reciever peep sight also


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