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Old 09-03-2013, 7:50 PM
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Default Can you recommend a good optic set up for an SKS?

I have a Yugo M59. I was looking to put a scope on it. Any ideas?
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The best advise I can give you is DON'T do it. They are not designed for optics and, optics are not needed on them. Just learn to use the irons and you'll be good out to 400-500 yards at the minimum.
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I would put in Russian PSO or POSP.

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Williams makes a peep sight/firesight pretty cheap. That's what I've been planning. Lot better than factory if your eyes are old like mine.
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I've had an optic on my SKS, using a mount that replaced the dust cover. I use irons now.

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Williams makes a peep sight/firesight pretty cheap. That's what I've been planning. Lot better than factory if your eyes are old like mine.
I've got one on one of my SKSes and it isn't bad at all.
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I've got one on one of my SKSes and it isn't bad at all.
Do you find it has finer sighting? Even when my eyes were young the SKS sights seemed to cover about 3-4" at 100 yards. My Russian shoots as accurate as the sights. May shoot better with finer sights.
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I also have a Yugo M59 and I have a Miller designated Marksman optic on it.
1 X 4 Power illuminated reticle.
Mounted on the dust cover with a Picatini rail.
It works well dont let them tell you ( whoever they are ) that they are inaccurate.
You wont win any long range competitions with it, but for medium range it is awesome.
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Do you find it has finer sighting? Even when my eyes were young the SKS sights seemed to cover about 3-4" at 100 yards. My Russian shoots as accurate as the sights. May shoot better with finer sights.
To be honest, I haven't shot it a lot. I have too many other guns that need range time. It's more of a ranch gun now.
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Resist the urge to scope the SKS. Practice using the irons at 100-300 yards and you'll have a very capable rifle at your side.
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another option is Hi-Lux CMR 1-4x24 AK762 scope with 7.62x39 BDC. I just bought one for my Saiga 7.62 and liked it (not SKS but close enough). My eyes are no good anymore even at 100 yards. I found one on Optics Plannet website on a nice discount. Mounting a scope on SKS is probably a bit of a challenge.
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Resist the urge to scope the SKS. Practice using the irons at 100-300 yards and you'll have a very capable rifle at your side.
I guess a question about optics at 300 yards is more a question of your vision. If you do not wear glasses to shoot then sure theres is no need for optics. If your vision is not sharp enough then it helps. At the time of creation of sks there was no infantry soldies wearing glasses.
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I guess when you are a Russian farm boy who was handed a rifle your vision is probably pretty darn good. You know, no books to read and tv to watch.

NcStar just came out with a micro dot dust cover mount. I need to take off some metal to fit my Paratrooper but I think that mount is as low as it gets. Any scope you mount on the SKS is going to be way too high.

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Resist the urge to scope the SKS. Practice using the irons at 100-300 yards and you'll have a very capable rifle at your side.
IMHO, my Russian SKS is capable of more than the sights provide. My eyes are 52 not 18. Even when they were still good at 35'ish when I bought the rifle, the sights were the weak link. Peepsights work pretty good with aging eyes and if done right should provide finer sighting than factory.
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I just use irons, but my roommate wants to scope his due to vision issues (although my eye sight is worse than his) so I've been looking around for options that don't require permanent modification and is actually reliable. This is interesting, but really, really pricy.


http://magwedge.com/products/rifle-a...gth-kwik-rail/

It's more than half the price of our guns.
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I ve had good results with the choate scope mount and the scoutscopes.com mount
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I like optics and red dot sights,
but not on an SKS. Plenty accurate at 'combat distances' and there is no way to put one on there without bubba'ing an already perfect design.
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This will be out in a few months and its set for 7.62x39 with an SKS you dial in at 100 yards. The problem with a scoping an SKS is the mounts. If you get a good mount that gets drilled and tapped then it will hold zero. Unless you do that your better off with your irons.

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Scoutscope mount works fine and has a built-in backup sight. Use a pistol scope for correct eye relief with this mount. e.g. http://www.walmart.com/ip/Simmons-Pr...-Scope/6340047

All of the M59s I have seen and shot have "well-used" muzzle and crown. So don't expect sub-4MOA groups even with a solidly mounted scope.
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Action Bedded, trigger work, gas port reduced to .100" from .144", custom scope mount D & T'd to receiver. 1.5 MOA with 150 hornady/speer FBSP bullets seated out to 2.360" behind 29.3 grains of AA2230. The 7.62x54R "D" 148 grain FMJBT is also very promising out to 600 yards. Nikon PS 2x7x.

Also used weaver tip off mounts to allow mag loading with stripper clips.


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On another note I have added good adjustable peep sights (D & T) to spare covers to back of covers but you will have to open up front sight ring and move sight post up 1/8", gives you about 10" more sight radius.

Now if you just want to look at/fondle/safe queen your collectable SKS don't do it.
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You dont have any issues with brass hitting the scope?
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Good looking rifle not overdone and appears very functional.
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I have a Yugo M59. I was looking to put a scope on it. Any ideas?
Unless you get the receiver cover drilled and tapped I would say stick with a red dot only because that thing moves around.

The other option is to go with a custom sight base whick could cost a few hundred or so.

There was a place in TX that had a full rail that went along the backside of an AK, I wonder if they have something for an SKS. Texas Tactical or something perhaps... It is too late and I am going to bed.

Good luck.
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You may also search for how to drill and tap the receiver cover to the receiver (its easy). It makes it wobble next to nothing and ends up being a solid scope mount. Sks boards has a write up...
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Tech Sights. Done.
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My original mag fed Norinco SKS has this setup:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Scout scope mount on rear sight or choate mount with red dot. The other ones block from being able to load the rounds right?
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I actually purchased this SKS back in the early 90's with this set-up. It works fairly well for what it is (even though it's mounted a little high). I have no idea who makes the mount though. Anybody know what it might be?

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Scout scope mount on rear sight or choate mount with red dot. The other ones block from being able to load the rounds right?
I was picturing it mounted on the front rail lol!
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I actually purchased this SKS back in the early 90's with this set-up. It works fairly well for what it is (even though it's mounted a little high). I have no idea who makes the mount though. Anybody know what it might be?

Looks like a great chin weld? Way too high.
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^^^ Yep, like I said, it is high. I think it might have been imported with the mount on the gun, because it is actually welded to the bolt cover.
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