Originally Posted by Cpt_Sunchips
Can it use an AK rear sight? or should i just get a regular AK?
The rear sight is about the same on both rifles?
I put the tech sights aperature sights on mine and like them, but i haven't had much opportunity for testing at any distance. http://www.tech-sights.com/sks.htm
It is frequently said that consistent performance from the SKS is very ammo-dependant; wolf & some other bulk/cheap ammo is not heralded for its consistency in performance.
I too tried the receiver cover scope mounts, a couple different types, and have not been able to hold a good zero, even with the "set screws". If i do scope it later, it will be with the molot rail setup from kalinka, but it's not really a loooooooong range firearm or a "sniper rifle"-type weapon, IMO. http://www.kalinkaoptics.com/molot-sks-original-rail-with-rivets.html http://www.kalinkaoptics.com/molot-sks-mosin-nagant-mauser-ultima-low-profile-side-mount-picatinny-rail-w-30-mm-rings.html
That would make this one expensive SKS. With that much in the rifle, i would need a better scope than i have, and with almost a grand in the rifle, scope, mount, and accessories, i would surely have to hand load for it, so i would need some reloading equipment...