SKS *First Gun*

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by Cpt_Sunchips, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. Cpt_Sunchips

    Cpt_Sunchips New Member

    I always loved the look of an SKS More then an AK, and think it would be good for a first rifle, however, like any gun i want....i need to pimp it out

    So, i know their exist a front Tritium sight, but what about a rear

    how about scope mounts? i saw a great deal on a triji for under 600 on Optics Planet. plus, i seen some advance aperature sights similar to and m16 for sale but iffy on it.

    Hows the recoil?

    Recommended loads? Gear? Techniques?

  2. Werminator

    Werminator Member

    I sold my SKS a few years ago... well... traded it for a Winchester Model 70 in .243. I love my newer deer rifle but I wish I would have kept my SKS too. Never found a scope mount that would stay true but with open sights I could keep a few inch group out to 75 or 80 yards. The weight of the gun does well to help reduce the recoil of what I feel is a reasonably stout round. Only thing I didn't like was that I kept catching my fingers in the action while loading it. Great gun. Not much is needed to "pimp it out" as they are such great guns to start with...

  3. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

    Recoil is almost n on-existant. They tend to be reliable to a fault with the factory 10 round mag. High cap mags range from not worth a dime to excellent. Scope mounting traditionally utilizes a replacement bolt cover and rarely works well. Scout mount is probably the best idea. I just found one at They are just a few miles from me and I will look at testing one soon. I will give a write up when I get a sample.
  4. Cpt_Sunchips

    Cpt_Sunchips New Member

    Can it use an AK rear sight? or should i just get a regular AK?
  5. orangello

    orangello New Member

    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.

    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.
    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...
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2011