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    SKS mounts moving - any ideas?

    Gents and ladies - I've a sks as my goat/knock around gun, its got a utg dustcover/rail replacement on it. I've shimmed the rear to stop movement, but still have a tiny bit of sideways slop - any clever clogs out there been there fixed that?

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    Not sure there is much to be done with those dustcover jobs. I am getting one of these side mounts.

    ProMag Sks Picatinny Rail Scope Mount

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    interesting - I'd never seen those - do you need to drill/tap to mount them?

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    Defiantly get a side mount. Yes they do have to be drilled and tapped, I did mine myself.
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    Ok - will grab one. Where abouts did you guys get yours from, can't seem to find a site that ships to nz...

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    The only issue with most side mounts is that it prevents stripper clips being used...which is the main advantage of the sks. The dust cover mount and a compact scope still allow the striper clips to be used. A little movement, provided not excessive won't actually effect accuracy all that much, I was worried about this too...but notice no appreciable difference on paper.

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    Custom made rifle accessories | Remington 700, CZ 858, VZ 58 | BC Tactical Scroll down to the SKS scout mount. Solid product. Pair it up with a Bushnells TRS 25 and you are away laughing.

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    Does anyone make a reciver that has a rail built into it that you could buy and just swap it with the factory one?
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    Right after a whole lot of research I've decided on going the best of both worlds.
    I'm going to get a side piece, like a overhanging tab welded to my dust cover mount, and then tap the receiver to bolt the tab too - that way I don't loose what I've spent - but get the rigidity of a side mount.

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    I have some AK / Saiga / SKS mounts that look like these (two piece). The receiver needs tapping etc to fit. I got them for a load of NHM-90s. $55 per set and $6 courier if required. I have 4 sets left.

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    This was the best solution I found for the sks, a compact 3-9x40 scope mounted on dust cover. The dust cover*comes oversized, you file it to fit...so with a little skill you can get a pretty tight fit.



    Note, the striper clips still work with this set-up which was really important to me, as that was the entire point of me owning an sks, because at the time I owned one I didn't have an E endorsement...so the sks was the best alternative to get fast reloading, without breaking the law and at a price that didn't break the bank.

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    Sweet - done much the same.
    I have a very simliar one to you kimjon - except the rail has a channel so you can look through to the factory sites. Also using a small pistol scope like your setup.
    Over the weekend I had a stainless plate welded to the dust cover, and then drilled and tapped to the receiver - rock solid now!

    cheers guys
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    I also have these. They are made for the largest size, so you just need to file down the prongs to fit (about 2mm for Norinco SKS). $55, $6 courier if required.
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    Instead of tube scope and brass deflector a reflex sight can be mounted:

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    Had a SKS a few years back, same problem with the dustcover mount and sideways slip. Couple of spots with the arc welder and a spot of black paint fixed the problem................ It was never pretty to start with.

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    Hi bud, just wondering if you have any of those SKS twin rail side scope mounts left? I'd be keen on one.
    Cheers

 

 

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