View Full Version : wiliams sights for SKS

11-01-2016, 05:19 AM
anybody slap a set of these on their SKS?

my eyes are getting old and quite frankly the sights on this old Russian really suck
so was thinking of a set of these no permanent mods , might be a bit of filing on the rear sight itself
I read on the SKS boards but any improvement would help I figure and won't break the bank


Rory McCanuck
11-01-2016, 12:55 PM
Not on an SKS, but I have a set on a levergun.
Absolutely beautiful, just put the big red dot on target and go.
It is a big red dot though, so maybe not the best for target shooting, but it really stands out in low light.

On the Marlin, the rear sight is at the very rear of the receiver.
On the SKS it replaces the rear sight, so is much further from the eye.
They give you a bigger aperature to make up the difference, so it should be fine.

Specter Arms
11-01-2016, 02:07 PM
The rear sight is fantastic. The rear circular aperture lines up very quickly on the circular hood of the front sight; very fast and easy to line up.

The front sight is difficult to change. It involves removing the font post drum. A sight pusher tool is best for this but you can suffer it out with conventional tools. I have installed these for customers but have no feedback on the effectiveness of the fiber optics.

11-10-2016, 03:49 AM
I ordered a set from brownells and installed them last might
wasn't hard at all if you have an sks front sight tool rather than having to pound on it as Specter mentioned
and of course the various tricks for removing the rear sight I used the channel lock 1/4" nut method
I am impressed quite the improvement! with windage and height adjustment as well
can't wait to try it out

12-01-2016, 10:37 AM
We have designed our own version for the SKS, they are a LOT more robust than the Williams we used to sell, they are adjustable for elevation. The production units are anodized black. Have a look, HERE. (http://hical.ca/search.php?search_query=hical.ca+peep&x=0&y=0)

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll188/hical1/005_zpspf3ab9vi.jpg (http://s288.photobucket.com/user/hical1/media/005_zpspf3ab9vi.jpg.html)

12-01-2016, 10:51 AM
^Huh, haven't seen that before! Going to have to wander by and check it out.

I like all things fiber optic, aside from durability...but even if the F/O rod breaks, you still have a usable sight.

12-01-2016, 11:34 AM
Looked at that, looks very solid made but I wanted windage & height adjustment on the rear
the williams takes out the windage and height on the factory front site which is fibre optic ,and puts the adjustments on the rear sight only
just preference pretty much not saying either is better,I can only speak for the Williams though and it is a big improvement from factory

12-02-2016, 05:49 PM
I have the HiCal one on my Russian. Works very well. Quick acquisition. But, the lowest it will zero is at 150 yards. I end up holding over at distances shorter than that. I would recommend one.