I learned some things about myself while trying to scope my SKS. I don't have a long eye relief scope to mount up front. I don't have the patience for the weeble-wobble receiver cover mounts that i tried (3 kinds). I don't have the need to scope my SKS enough to justify the cost of a side rail setup, including the cost for a smith to tap my receiver for mounting screws.
I hope you have better luck. I ended up putting some Tech Sights peep sights on mine instead.