View Full Version : Where to find SKS receiver cover mount

05-15-2012, 07:52 AM
Hi - I know of lots of Canadian stores selling the high profile scope mounts than replace the factory receiver cover, but I am looking for a low profile mount - anybody know of a Canadian store that sells them?


05-15-2012, 08:17 AM
I don't know where to get one in Canada.
But unless it's just for lookin at, or pray and spray I'd be thinking receiver mount.

05-15-2012, 08:35 AM
Don't do it!

Drill and tap the receiver, or a scout mount, replacing the rear sight with a red dot, are the only ways to go.

THose receiver covers are a huge waste of time and money!!

05-15-2012, 08:44 AM
Don't do it!

Drill and tap the receiver, or a scout mount, replacing the rear sight with a red dot, are the only ways to go.

THose receiver covers are a huge waste of time and money!!

Why are they no good?

05-15-2012, 09:24 AM
Think about it. That receiver mount is held there by a pin and the bolt carrier. Both of those will move, so will the mount.
It may be OK, with a red dot and short range shooting.

05-15-2012, 09:28 AM
They are just too sloppy to hold zero, and they have to be removed and reinstalled every time you clean, again causing issues with zeroing.

I had one, that had additional bolts on each side of the mount to allow it to be clamped on further, and the thing still wouldn't hold zero.

I still have it, as I wouldn't even sell it to someone. They would just be disappointed.

05-15-2012, 09:34 AM
If you want to mount a scope this is the only way to go IMHO.


If you just want a red dot then the scout mount works. I had one on my CZ without issues.


05-15-2012, 09:47 AM
Awesome, thanks!

05-15-2012, 11:15 AM
I've ran a Russian side mount scope off my CZ 858, IMO its crap (i had the real Russian side mount, and mount)

BC tactical i hear is GTG for red dots.

for scopes a more costly way is from Calgary shooting centre, but on the same lines as BC tactical


05-15-2012, 08:21 PM
Tried everything in the world and the only mount that was any good was the mount with the 4 screws on the side but then again you would have to drill and tap it to the recieve & stock. Although one of my buddy's up at poco has the shotgun mount moded on his SkS and it apears to be A ok except for the fact that he now needs a huge cheek riser so that he won't need to remove the mount every time he cleans his rifle.
On a side note I did have a ah ha moment on making a full length rail from the rear sight to the end of the rear cover but unfortunatly this will need you to modify your receiver in order to get the rounds to eject safely.

07-30-2012, 02:31 PM
Satain is right, you will pull your hair out or run out of ammo before you get a receiver mount to hold zero. The Choate side mount is easy to install and works very well.

07-30-2012, 09:24 PM
Update - contrary to all the good advice (hindsight) I did pick one up from a local shop (for $30 bucks I just had to know for sure...) - anyhow I had to machine it to fit, after about 30 minutes of some very careful dremel work I had it fitting perfect, super tight. Took it out to shoot it, and 10 rounds in it became magically super loose. Needless to say you were all right...


07-30-2012, 09:25 PM
sorry to hear that Jesse :(

07-30-2012, 09:27 PM
All is well though - the stock cover is back on and the 'ol iron sights got a paint job... will do for now.

07-30-2012, 09:54 PM
good enough for service rifle matches buddy

07-30-2012, 10:00 PM
speaking of which...