Red Dot for SKS

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers/Lights' started by Darkangel1846, Sep 17, 2018.

  1. Darkangel1846

    Darkangel1846

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    A friend of mine said I should consider a Red Dot for my SKS. Have any of you mounted a Red Dot on your SKS? Was it a forward mount or a dust cover mount and how well did it work?
    Thanks for any help
     
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    You can find/use either type of mount. The one that works well replaces the sight.

    Try shooting your rifle first before wasting money. An sks I a handy little mid range rifle.
     

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    It does shoot well, but My eyes are getting worse every year, that's why I was asking about a red dot.
     
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    FireForged Millenium #3936 Millennium Member

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    I would put a spoiler on a model T before I would put a red dot on a SKS. If you simply have to do it, I would not use anything having to do with the dust cover.
     
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    I understand completely the eyesight thing. I am 60. What i have done is install a Mojo sight on mine. It is a peep sight and it works. Use the largest aperture or no aperture reduction at all. Keeps the rifle slimmer and the sight is adjustable. No mounting rails it just replaces part of the rear sight. I also put one on an AK and then replaced the front sight blade with the meprolight tritium. Night sight inside of a peep works good. Easy install.

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    Thanks for the suggestions.
     
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    I'd like to put a red dot on my two SKSes too. Be damned with aesthetics. I can't see those notched rear sights any more and I enjoy shooting my SKSes. My only issue is with the mounting system. I haven't seen anything on the internet that I like yet.