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Old 07-21-2013, 5:33 PM
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Default Anybody try the TECH sights on thier SKS?

Was looking at the Tech Sight webpage and noticed they have a rear sight for the SKS. I know guys are putting them on their 10/22's but I didn't know they had them for the SKS.
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Old 07-21-2013, 6:45 PM
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Crap, I might have to buy one of those! I love peep sights. Looks like it mounts in the dust cover hole?
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Old 07-21-2013, 8:17 PM
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Can't say as to how they are on an sks, but they kick butt on my Marlin 795
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Old 07-22-2013, 7:39 AM
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I have them, and yes they are better than the standard sights. However, you would need to remove the rear sight to remove the bolt cover if you wanted to do a thorough cleaning. I haven't done that yet, so I don't know if you'd have to re-zero every time you did that.
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I have them, and yes they are better than the standard sights. However, you would need to remove the rear sight to remove the bolt cover if you wanted to do a thorough cleaning. I haven't done that yet, so I don't know if you'd have to re-zero every time you did that.
Bought a Romanian that had them. Yes their excellent sights but it was obvious the previous owner didn't clean it often because dismounting the rear sight get the top cover off and then back on is a PITA. I've left them off ever since. YMMV.
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How do you knock out the dust cover retaining pin without damaging it?
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How do you knock out the dust cover retaining pin without damaging it?
Curious about this too. I'm thinking of getting one for my SKS though, since I have one on my 10/22 and it's excellent. I'd center the post in the circle in front, and just adjust the rear as needed to keep the circles and post "centered" within each other.
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The Mojo sight is another peep sight option. The rear sight is placed forward where the original sight would be.
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Crap, I might have to buy one of those! I love peep sights. Looks like it mounts in the dust cover hole?
Just what I was thinkin'
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I have them, and yes they are better than the standard sights. However, you would need to remove the rear sight to remove the bolt cover if you wanted to do a thorough cleaning. I haven't done that yet, so I don't know if you'd have to re-zero every time you did that.
From the Tech Sights FAQ's section:

" Q - Will the SKS sight return to zero after removal?
A - Yes - When properly adjusted at installation the TS100 and TS200 will return to zero upon reassembly"
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How do you knock out the dust cover retaining pin without damaging it?
Maybe ORCUTT can enlighten us as he already has experience with the the Tech sights.
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best sights ever made for this rifle.
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The simple takedown of the SKS is one of the rifle's many attributes.
The addition of the Tech-Sight really complicated things when you need to clean, but the increased sight radius really does improve accuracy. It's a big trade-off.
I had to grind off the nubbin on the take-down latch to remove it before installing sights, but was able to repair it by drilling a hole in it and tapping in a piece of finishing nail.
I would not add the T-S to a nice Russian or other historically important rifle, but my bubba Yugo wears it well.
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I would not add the T-S to a nice Russian or other historically important rifle, but my bubba Yugo wears it well.
Pretty much my sentiments, I wouldn't put them on a histoically significant SKS only my shooter grade version.
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The Mojo sight is another peep sight option. The rear sight is placed forward where the original sight would be.
I hadn't seen that option, anyone else using this type of sight? I'm used to the aperture being closer, ala M1 Garand & M1 Carbines.
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The tech sights are good if looking for a fixed distance peep sight, if you want quick adjustable sight changes for shooting different ammo and distances then they are not very user friendly.

Mount a peep sight on a spare cover and you will be better off with quick sight changes in changing ammo/conditions.
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The tech sights are good if looking for a fixed distance peep sight, if you want quick adjustable sight changes for shooting different ammo and distances then they are not very user friendly.

Mount a peep sight on a spare cover and you will be better off with quick sight changes in changing ammo/conditions.
Good point, hadn't thought about a spare cover.
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I am happy with mine, I'm shooting groups at 100 yards I never thought possible with an SKS (personal best 2 1/8" with Golden Tiger).

The only issue I have is getting it sighted in low enough. I have the front sight down about as far as I can go, but still shooting about 3" high at 100 yards.
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To lower the POI, you'll need to raise the front sight, or lower the rear.
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Love mine. Had to modify the take-down pin similarly.
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i have a rear mojo peep sight on my mosin m44 and noticed they have mojo sights for the sks as well
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i have a rear mojo peep sight on my mosin m44 and noticed they have mojo sights for the sks as well
How would the "midship" mount compare to the rear mount as on an Garand or M1 Carbine? Could you compare your Mosin mount system to them? I only have experience with the rearward mounted type sights like the Garands.
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