Red-dot on a SKS w/Tapco stock....worth it?

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by Miguel Span-Q, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. Miguel Span-Q

    Miguel Span-Q New Member

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    I was wondering if a red-dot sight on the rail mounted above the gas-tube on a SKS is usefull. Seems like that particular piece of plastic (excuse me...polymer....ITS STILL DAMN PLASTIC!!!) is not a very stable base for ANY sight....any help would be appreciated...suggestions for what all these tapco rails could be good for would also help.
     
  2. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    Red dots seem to be a win, for me, with any carbine.

    You can order a rear cover with a scope mount,

    but you want to make sure it's tight.
     

  3. Werminator

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    I have seen first hand an sks modified with the Tapco kit and the guy who owned it had done a file and shim fit on his stock so the hand guard pressed firmly against the main stock providing great stability. He had a Millet red dot (model I dont know) on it and was probably popping off 2-2.5 MOA with Cabela's brand ammo... Not too shabby and it was certainly fun to feel "tacticool"...
     
  4. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I have an SKS with the full Tapco set up. The handguard moves a lot. I tried a red dot on mine. At 100 yards it was shooting what seemed like 3 foot groups. Mine was a terrible set up. I still use the rifle and stock. But I only use iron sights.
     
  5. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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  6. coastguardgunnersmate

    coastguardgunnersmate New Member

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    My setup for my sks, I think it is worth it.

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  7. Mkilbride

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    Interested in this, my cousin just Tapco'ed up his stock and he was thinking about a RDS.

    If not a RDS, what scopes do you recommend?
     
  8. sputnik1988

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    I had an RDS on my Tapco handguard, I took it out one time and removed it.. it just sits too high, plus I just didn't care for it.
     
  9. Miguel Span-Q

    Miguel Span-Q New Member

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    Hey mountainman...i can't say I've ever seen a receiver mount like THAT one...what is it...and where can I get one?!
     
  10. Mkilbride

    Mkilbride New Member

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    Right? I WANT TO KNOW!
     
  11. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Honestly. I forget. Sorry. If you google sks scope mount you should be able to find it or you could save yourself and buy my sks. Lol
     
  12. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    I was just flipping through the new cheaper than dirt catalog and.....
     

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  13. Miguel Span-Q

    Miguel Span-Q New Member

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    Awesome....will check it out...thanks!
     
  14. Gh0zt36

    Gh0zt36 Active Member

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    Im a purist ...so forgive me when I say leave it stock. ;)
     
  15. sharkcoasttactical

    sharkcoasttactical New Member

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    I used a cheap Walmart redot on my Norinco with Tapco stock and it worked great. I changed it to fancy scope mount dust cover deal with a nice scope eventually and it turned out to be a mistake. Big pain in the ass I had to rezero the redot every couple of times out or make some adjustments but it worked really well overall. My next sks will be pure or a tapco with redot. Just my opinion.
     
  16. therewolf

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    That's why you get two.

    You leave the first one stock...:D
     
  17. sputnik1988

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    I'd like to do that but, gone are the days of buying 2 because their cheap...:(

    Also gone are the days of finding one without a tapco stock...:rolleyes:
     
  18. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    I just sold a pre-ban one in wood stock on Wednesday for around $400. They're around you just gotta search.
     
  19. mountainman13

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    Look what I got. $379
     

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