anyone put a scope on a SKS rifle?

anyone put a scope on a SKS rifle?

PostBy: e.alleg On: Sun Dec 30, 2007 1:00 am

I was out blowing off some steam today via my SKS rifle and was thinking that a scope might make life easier to plink 200 yard targets with. Lo and behold on Ebay there are about a million different mounts and just as many opinions as to what is junk, what's best, etc... I know the SKS is inherently inaccurate when using cheapo Russian ammo but it's real hard for me to see targets 500+ feet away. At 75-100 yards I can blast beer bottles away every time with the iron sights, at 125 yards or more my eyesight is the limiter. For the ballistics guys I was shooting 1/4" thick steel barrels I had laying around. The 7.62x39 would put a clean hole in one side and a dent in the opposite side at about 90 yards. I hit it with some Brenneke 1 3/8 oz 12 gauge slugs at 40-60 yards and they wouldn't go through. It made a pretty big dent but no penetration. Also does anyone have any experience with the cheaper scopes that I see online, like UAG or LEAPERS?
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Re: anyone put a scope on a SKS rifle?

PostBy: CoalBin On: Sun Dec 30, 2007 1:09 am

Back in the day, more rounds per minute solved the accuracy problem.
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Re: anyone put a scope on a SKS rifle?

PostBy: bksaun On: Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:10 am

Pesonally I would not bother, but my eyesight is good. A tasco or bushnell is about as cheap a scope as you should fool with. Those on line scopes are like a toy store scope, a waste of money. I would trade my SKS for a good 94 Winchester any day. Just don't like mine that much.

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Re: anyone put a scope on a SKS rifle?

PostBy: e.alleg On: Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:31 pm

I wouldn't trade mine for anything. I paid $100 for it including the sling. Ammo is $189 for 1000 rounds delivered. besides a .22 or BB gun there isn't anything cheaper to shoot. It also works as reliable as an anvil which I can't say about some guns I have that are 50 years newer. I'm not a competition sharpshooter, I plink and hunt. 3" groups at 100 yards is a kill shot on any big or medium sized game, and on small game like rabbits it's a kill or a miss. Thanks for the scope advice, I'm going to pass on the ebay super duper specials and get a name brand.
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Re: anyone put a scope on a SKS rifle?

PostBy: av8r On: Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:55 pm

Just get one of the clamp type mounts with a weaver rail and then buy a cheapo Tasco 3-9 power. I used to customize the SKS and still have some parts left over. I know I have a Choate folding stock if you're interested.
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Re: anyone put a scope on a SKS rifle?

PostBy: e.alleg On: Sun Dec 30, 2007 3:13 pm

I don't think the folding stock would be legal on mine because I have the bayonet still on it. Too many accessories makes it an "assault weapon" and the bullets amazingly start flying into McDonalds, churches, schools once that is added on.
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Re: anyone put a scope on a SKS rifle?

PostBy: lincolnmania On: Sun Dec 30, 2007 4:45 pm

i have a scope on one of my sks's......i bought the sks scope mount years ago at a gun show
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Re: anyone put a scope on a SKS rifle?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun Dec 30, 2007 5:46 pm

Ahh, a gun thread. My brother has owned a few SKSs and about everthing else. I was looking for an excuse to post this one. Not an SKS, but you don't need a scope either.
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Re: anyone put a scope on a SKS rifle?

PostBy: e.alleg On: Sun Dec 30, 2007 6:18 pm

what is that thing? Whatever it is I want one!
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Re: anyone put a scope on a SKS rifle?

PostBy: av8r On: Sun Dec 30, 2007 6:34 pm

Looks like a German MG42 to me.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MG_42
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Re: anyone put a scope on a SKS rifle?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun Dec 30, 2007 6:55 pm

av8r wrote:Looks like a German MG42 to me.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MG_42


You are correct, he sold that a few years ago. I talked him in to taking it out for a roadtest at the gunrange, he said fine. A $140 worth (300 rounds) of 8MM Mauser lasts just over 11 seconds with that thing. It was quite exhilirating to say the least! :)

This was the weapon on the hill with the radar site in Saving private Ryan.
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Re: anyone put a scope on a SKS rifle?

PostBy: Ed.A On: Sun Dec 30, 2007 7:11 pm

coaledsweat wrote:
av8r wrote:Looks like a German MG42 to me.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MG_42


You are correct, he sold that a few years ago. I talked him in to taking it out for a roadtest at the gunrange, he said fine. A $140 worth (300 rounds) of 8MM Mauser lasts just over 11 seconds with that thing. It was quite exhilirating to say the least! :)

This was the weapon on the hill with the radar site in Saving private Ryan.


He sold it? oh man you live in Gilford....... mother always said life was not fair.
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Re: anyone put a scope on a SKS rifle?

PostBy: mufwapo On: Mon Dec 31, 2007 1:33 pm

av8r wrote:Just get one of the clamp type mounts with a weaver rail and then buy a cheapo Tasco 3-9 power. I used to customize the SKS and still have some parts left over. I know I have a Choate folding stock if you're interested.


I'd be interested in one of those. I took the bayonet off of mine anyway (kinda useless). My current stock looks like it folds but doesn't. How much do you want for it?
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Re: anyone put a scope on a SKS rifle?

PostBy: e.alleg On: Tue Jan 01, 2008 4:17 pm

the bayonet is pretty useful if you ask me. One it scares the crap out of liberals and 2 it's good for stabbing almost dead things.
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Re: anyone put a scope on a SKS rifle?

PostBy: coalkirk On: Tue Jan 01, 2008 9:32 pm

e.alleg wrote:the bayonet is pretty useful if you ask me. One it scares the crap out of liberals and 2 it's good for stabbing almost dead things.


Heck, just the word "gun" scares the crap out of the liberals. So does "SUV" and "global whining."
I bought some South African ammo for my SKS at a gun show a couple of years ago and it was amazing the difference in accuracy from the Ruskie stuff. Much tighter groups.
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