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SKS Scope Recommendations

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by sarsteve, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. sarsteve

    sarsteve Packwood WA New Member

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    Hi all!
    I have an SKS Yugo, never issued, never fired. I would like to put a good quality scope on it that would compliment the 100-300 yrd range I have been told this rifle is fairly accurate in... I have a shell deflector/collector that is a little funky, but works, so would like to use a longer scope than is usually promoted for this gun. I also have a receiver mount pictany rail that seems well made. I have yet to be shown a quality scope to match this with, so any experience/suggestions would be much appreciated! Any suggestions on finding a quality 20 rd mag would be nice... but won't hold my breath on that!
     
  2. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    Personally I would use a side mounted rail (like an AK or a PSL) most of the top cover scope mounts are unstable and not very accurate. As far as putting a 20 round mag on it, careful because you will possibly be in violation of sec 922r. Go to the Tapco site, they explain it well.
     
  3. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Well if you are swapping out a foreign made floor plate for a foreign made mag,what's the problem?

    There are some nice steel 30 round mags for the SKS',but you may need to shave the inside of the well to fit them.Some run fine and some jam.
    As far as a scope,there are some Russian scopes for these.Google 'em.
     
  4. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    If you are adding any high capacity magazine to an SKS, foreign or otherwise, you are altering its imported configuration and most likely entering the realm of 922r compliance. There is some debate as to whether a high capacity fixed mag makes an SKS illegal (especially a Yugo with its night sights, grenade launcher and bayonet), but these days is it worth the risk...?

    OP: here is a discussion on another forum discussing scoped SKSs. About half way down the thread are a few pictures of some side mounted arrangements (OL Duke and AKBlue). This might give you a few ideas. I think that there are some 'scout scope' kits that replace the rear sight too, but I haven't looked into them.

    How rare is a SKS sniper rifle?

    Keith
     
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  5. 74sporty

    74sporty metro portland Active Member

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    what about adding a rear tech sight? does that make it in violation of 922r? i hope not, because i think that upgrade might put you in the 200 to 300 yrd range. i'll find out soon enough when i outfit mine with one. stay tuned...
     
  6. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Sights are not covered in 922r's list of foreign parts. Add away.

    I have a Tech Sight on my 10-22. The peep sight is a significant improvement over the notch and post.

    Keith
     
  7. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    thanks for answering, I am getting a little tired of this question. 922r can be serious business, after all, who wants to commit a federal felony?
     
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  8. Gzus

    Gzus portland-ish Member

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    922r aside...
    Scout Scopes mount fits onto the rear site block with no permanent mods and is WAY more stable than any receiver cover rails/scope mounts.
    Tapco makes the best aftermarket 20 round mags
    Survivor's SKS Boards - Index is the best source for SKS info
     
  9. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I just put my mag back in.I'm not about to buy all the other bubblegum to make it legal for a aftermarket mag.I would just buy a AK instead.

    So anybody want 3 30 round mags?
     
  10. Gzus

    Gzus portland-ish Member

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    If it's original you minus well keep it that way. You can usually buy one already 922r compliant for less than you can build one. I'll take those 30's, how much?
     
  11. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Haha,those will be saved for SHTF,then I won't care about compliance.