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Finding a good scope

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Kaniffy117, May 22, 2010.

  1. Kaniffy117

    Kaniffy117 Edmonds Member

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    okay so I have an SKS and I want to add a scope to it, Im thinking of buying this: http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/SCP250-31.html so I can use a scope. But my question is what would be a good scope for that receiver cover mount?

    All help is appreciated :)
     
  2. e28rusty

    e28rusty Newberg Member

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    Receiver cover scope mounts will only work if you put centering spots on your receiver. If you don't want to do that, I would recommend not scoping it. You will have to sight it in every time you clean your rifle and it may move in between shots.
    We fought with one of these on my buddys rifle for quite a while before we gave in and ordered this http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/SKS560-31.html.

    That said, if you're on a budget, or don't want to invest in a big $$$ scope before you know if your mount will work.. http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/SCP613-34.html
    I have one of these on my cetme and it works very well for the money (so far).

    I would recommend getting a peep sight instead of scoping it, it will make it much easier to shoot accurately and won't give you the headaches of those scope mounts.
     
  3. Kaniffy117

    Kaniffy117 Edmonds Member

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    Sorry for my noobness but what exactly are centering spots? :)
     
  4. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    the sks i used to have had a scope rail drilled and tapped into the side of the receiver this was by far the best way to go that way you could remove the rear cover to clean it without interfering with the zero

    also is it far more stable that the receiver cover type
     
  5. e28rusty

    e28rusty Newberg Member

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    sorry I should have explained that.. You drill a short way into the reciever to give the set screws a spot to hold onto, otherwise they jump around.