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Old 08-22-2014, 04:54 PM   #1
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Has anyone solidly mounted a scope base on top of their SKS receiver? I don't mean the ones that replace the receiver. I mean like a flat scope mount that has had screw holes drilled and tapped into the top of the receiver.

I am thinking about going that route with my SKS. I am tired of having to reZero my scope after a good cleaning.

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this is a good one, easy install

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That one looks ok, and I found some decent reviews, but I was thinking about mounting a scope rail to the top of the receiver. I was wondering if anyone had tried it? I thank you for this suggestion as it might be the way I go. I don't care for the mount I have been using for the last 19 to 20 years.
Thanks again for the suggestion!

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Does your rifle eject upward? My first concern would be to keep the scope out of the way.

Top mounts are difficult with the SKS. I have not done any. Can only tell you, the rear dust cover and the gas tube are both poor scope platforms. The only sure thing is the dog leg mount on the side rail, but you said you don't want it.

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I have a cheapo HQ ISSUE® 2.5-10x40mm Laser Scope mounted on the mount I suggested
on a tapco conversion stock with no rounds deflecting off my scope and it will drive nails at 200 yards is bout as far as I would ever need to shoot in my neck of the woods.
any bigger scope would be overkill anyway.
But that's just me.

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I have the Tapco stock. It has the hand guard/gas tube with the rail on top of it. What a piece of crap! The scope might as well be tied on top with a piece of rope! It shoots 2 foot groups at 100 yards. What a joke. There is just way too much slop in the gas tube assembly. I took it off. I just use the iron sights.

I was at a gun show and saw a rail attached to the dust cover of one. I thought it was going to be loose. So I picked it up to look at it. It was a really tight fit. It did not move at all. But I think it was a home job. I think the guy drilled and tapped the original cover that went to the gun. I could not bring myself to do that to my SKS. I have the Tapco stock and everything. But I kept all the original stuff for it. I can put it back to the way it came anytime I want.

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Does your rifle eject upward? My first concern would be to keep the scope out of the way.

Top mounts are difficult with the SKS. I have not done any. Can only tell you, the rear dust cover and the gas tube are both poor scope platforms. The only sure thing is the dog leg mount on the side rail, but you said you don't want it.
I did not say I did not want it. I said I was thinking about trying to mount a rail on the receiver top. I may have to try the side mount, as I sure don't like the mount that I have that has the screws and locking nuts that fit to the side rail on both sides.

And yes it does eject upwards. And I use stripper clips also.
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Thanks st8line, I may break down and buy one.

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I have the Tapco stock. It has the hand guard/gas tube with the rail on top of it. What a piece of crap! The scope might as well be tied on top with a piece of rope! It shoots 2 foot groups at 100 yards. What a joke. There is just way too much slop in the gas tube assembly. I took it off. I just use the iron sights.

I was at a gun show and saw a rail attached to the dust cover of one. I thought it was going to be loose. So I picked it up to look at it. It was a really tight fit. It did not move at all. But I think it was a home job. I think the guy drilled and tapped the original cover that went to the gun. I could not bring myself to do that to my SKS. I have the Tapco stock and everything. But I kept all the original stuff for it. I can put it back to the way it came anytime I want.
ya the picatinny rail on the gas tube cover is too far forward to mount optics anyway
the dust cover mount or the after market dust cover with built in picatinny rail and a short scope mounted is the way to go if you want to use a scope on the SKS.
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I did not say I did not want it. I said I was thinking about trying to mount a rail on the receiver top. I may have to try the side mount, as I sure don't like the mount that I have that has the screws and locking nuts that fit to the side rail on both sides.

And yes it does eject upwards. And I use stripper clips also.
An AK monorail is the most practical solution. Once you get it on, you can use a QD Picatinny mount or an integrated Warsaw Pact scope module.

The scope may hold zero by itself, but a receiver cover might not. It wasn't meant to be a scope base, it may have a tiny bit free play and vibration.
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