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VancouverSkiBum
09-26-2013, 11:37 PM
I just stumbled upon this, and I really want it. I think its great it also has a notch for iron sights. Any idea where I can get one? http://scoutscopes.com/sks-scope-mounts-surplusrifle-review/

ReignCzech
09-26-2013, 11:58 PM
I donno, but I want one or two now also, as long as there's a black finished option.
sure beats the hell out of the old stupid scope mount with the case deflector scoop, I ruined an old sks with before selling it off.

post again if and when you find it, in canada. thanks for this one.
in the meantime, i'll contact them and send money order for a few, for sks and cz858.

VancouverSkiBum
09-27-2013, 10:48 PM
I sent them an email, wish me luck on any good news! ;D

VancouverSkiBum
09-28-2013, 02:39 AM
I see Marstar has them, for 120$, and out of stock. BC Tactical also has them for half the price as it seems they make their own. neither have the notch for irons though...

webster
09-28-2013, 06:52 AM
Marstar out of stock, you say? Shocking. :p

Seriously, though, a setup like this might make me consider the SKS for hunting applications. Very interested.

Satain
09-28-2013, 10:46 AM
I see Marstar has them, for 120$, and out of stock. BC Tactical also has them for half the price as it seems they make their own. neither have the notch for irons though...
BC Tac's are way to high to ever use irons. The owner said he wanted to make sure that you wouldn't have a cluttered field of view when using low mounted optics like a Bushnell trs-25. If you are going for a red dot then I would recommend that or if you are going for a pistol scope I would recommend getting a steel vented handguard and screw on a rail to it. That way every time you take off your gas tube and put it back on it has to sit in the same place due to the pressure fitting required to make the rifle cycle properly. That and it will only cost you less than $30 too make it yourself but make sure to locktite those screws.

VancouverSkiBum
09-28-2013, 03:27 PM
Im thinking of something like a 4x red dot, or more magnification. suggestions welcome. 100$ range

mlehto
09-28-2013, 06:13 PM
Anything with magnification wont work. The scope is too far from your eye. Only way to get any magnification is with a scout scope with the extended eye relief but it still will be full of problems. Brass ejection hitting the scope is a big one which then requires a brass deflector but they usually mount on the rear sight which now has your scope mount on it. You could fab something up but now your just wasting your time.

Either stick to irons or go with a small red dot like the bushnell TRS.

If you want a real scope then a side mount is the way to go. This is the only 100 percent reliable way to mount a scope on an sks IMHO.

The other option which is new to market is the full length rails that mount on the rear sight and come back to the receiver cover pin hole. For me this is a pain as it has to be removed for cleaning everytime but it has gotten decent reviews. Cant remeber the name of it now though.

VancouverSkiBum
09-28-2013, 10:58 PM
I knew the ejecting brass would hit any scope i put on there. And I dont want to make any permanent modifications atm, like the side mount. Just an idea... what about using those offset rings and mount with a pistol scope(they have a lot of relief, right?), using my original posting as the mount...?

mlehto
09-29-2013, 06:27 AM
If you want an actual scope forget that mount. It just won't work, especially not for your budget.

Look at the MagWedge Kwik Rail. Thats the full length rail I was referring to.

VancouverSkiBum
09-30-2013, 07:11 PM
Just ordered one from BC Tac. Think im gona put a cheapy red dot on it and see how I like it. If that doesnt work out, ill put on a scope with long eye relief, offset to the left. And yes I realize that Ill have to zero it differently. I think either way will work how I want it to. :D I dont want to have to remove ANYTHING when I clean it. Even the magwedge is too much for me, just not my thing.... mabe some day ill give it shot, but for now im stoked on finally finding a solid mount for my SKS.

VancouverSkiBum
09-30-2013, 07:13 PM
I donno, but I want one or two now also, as long as there's a black finished option.
sure beats the hell out of the old stupid scope mount with the case deflector scoop, I ruined an old sks with before selling it off.

post again if and when you find it, in canada. thanks for this one.
in the meantime, i'll contact them and send money order for a few, for sks and cz858.

BC Tac has them in stock and I just ordered one, it just doesnt have the little notch for irons, but for half the price of the real thing, who cares. 75$ shipped. And its black ;)

Satain
09-30-2013, 08:51 PM
BC Tac has them in stock and I just ordered one, it just doesnt have the little notch for irons, but for half the price of the real thing, who cares. 75$ shipped. And its black ;)
Why not carve your own notch into it?
Take a triangle file and measure the width then take your time and scribe a nice notch into it.

VancouverSkiBum
10-03-2013, 10:59 PM
Why not carve your own notch into it?
Take a triangle file and measure the width then take your time and scribe a nice notch into it.

I may do just that. In the meantime, it arrived today :D! Took one day to deliver via expresspost envelope. Im in the process of mounting it now, but I just had to post a update cause im way to exited...

http://i.imgur.com/ETZbnal.jpg

VancouverSkiBum
10-03-2013, 11:56 PM
It went in fine. It was a little loose for me going in, and jiggled around even with the pin in it, but after I tightened the screws down it does not move at all. you have to use some sort of screw lock on it, because all the pressure holding it in place is on those 2 screws all the time. I used a generous amount of clear enamel nail polish. Also had to use a level, couldnt just tighten them down all the way without it. only time will tell, but it looks nice for now ;D


http://i.imgur.com/nhPBKWt.jpg

Sadosubliminal
10-04-2013, 07:24 AM
Just as a point of interest, I'm thinking of picking up one of these in the future:

http://magwedge.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/DSCN0549-1-1024x571.jpg

No, you can't use the native iron sights with this one, but you could always stick a set of aftermarket BUIS on it.

VancouverSkiBum
10-05-2013, 07:18 PM
I went and picked up a TRS-25 from Bushnell. After settling on a bunch of others, for a cheaper price, each choice would fall through due to poor reviews. I finally settled on the TRS due to great reviews and a great price. And if anything happens, Bushnells warranty plan seems good (10$ shipping there and back).

http://i.imgur.com/mjFxyGm.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/AI4owsi.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/fi4LDVY.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/0ijAJQQ.jpg

VancouverSkiBum
10-05-2013, 07:19 PM
Just as a point of interest, I'm thinking of picking up one of these in the future:

No, you can't use the native iron sights with this one, but you could always stick a set of aftermarket BUIS on it.

Another reason I didnt want one of those, is I love my stripper clips ;).

bjs7293
10-05-2013, 09:05 PM
I just stumbled upon this, and I really want it. I think its great it also has a notch for iron sights. Any idea where I can get one? http://scoutscopes.com/sks-scope-mounts-surplusrifle-review/

I have used this mount a few years back. The idea and concept is great but, when you shoot corrosive ammo you want to clean your rifle after your shooting session you have to remove the rail from the mount. The rail is held onto the mount with two allen head grub screw. After a few time of on and off the I could not keep zero. There are better mounts out there in my opinion.

VancouverSkiBum
10-05-2013, 10:29 PM
I have used this mount a few years back. The idea and concept is great but, when you shoot corrosive ammo you want to clean your rifle after your shooting session you have to remove the rail from the mount. The rail is held onto the mount with two allen head grub screw. After a few time of on and off the I could not keep zero. There are better mounts out there in my opinion.

So the rail covers the gas tube a bit huh? I didnt notice that till now. Thanks for pointing that out. That sucks. Good thing I went with mine instead.

VancouverSkiBum
10-05-2013, 11:27 PM
http://youtu.be/SzF0Uwd6bhQ

VancouverSkiBum
10-20-2013, 10:19 PM
well sh*t. About 250 rounds in today, i fire round 4 of 5, and crack! There goes my front lens. I was looking right through it, it just cracked, no contact with anything. The dot started to flicker on and off just before it happened. I got to say im surprised, i tried to weasel out the cheapy scopes, guess this one can be added to the list? But ive heard such good things... Its going str8 back to the store tomorrow, im going to try one more. You have no idea, my bad luck streak with things I buy being defective is unreal... :|

http://i.imgur.com/dZ7lEGi.jpg

Strewth
10-21-2013, 09:05 AM
^:(
Well that sucks. I'm one of those that stands behind the TRS-25, I've had one on and off my shotgun with slugs and buckshot, and it's still plugging away on my CZ858....although I managed to scratch the front lens but good at some point in the last little while...safe kiss maybe? I'm going to buy another.
In your case I wonder though; did it get smoked with a piece of brass? What are the marks at the 3 o'clock of the scope? If it might have, then perhaps the ejection port mod is in your future?
Or like you say, maybe you're just lucky? I know I went through a spate with car tires where I felt like the luckiest guy on Earth, and got super quick at changing tires :rolleyes:.

VancouverSkiBum
10-21-2013, 10:31 AM
The thing is, that the dot was flickering all day. Nearing the end, it was getting bad. Would stay on for one shot, then off for a couple, then the recoil would pop it back on again at random. The last 5 shots, on for the 1st, then off for 2, then it cracked on the 4th, and came back on on the 5th. The dot would also change brightness at will, not very often. Seems like a faulty unit. I just hope they dont complain when i return it saying I dropped it or somthing...

Strewth
10-21-2013, 10:52 AM
Sounds faulty. I've never heard of a TRS-25 going spotty, and of all the RDS I'd venture the guess that those have been held to the most scrutiny, as the least expensive, but still quality, option.

Satain
10-21-2013, 08:20 PM
well sh*t. About 250 rounds in today, i fire round 4 of 5, and crack! There goes my front lens. I was looking right through it, it just cracked, no contact with anything. The dot started to flicker on and off just before it happened. I got to say im surprised, i tried to weasel out the cheapy scopes, guess this one can be added to the list? But ive heard such good things... Its going str8 back to the store tomorrow, im going to try one more. You have no idea, my bad luck streak with things I buy being defective is unreal... :|

http://i.imgur.com/dZ7lEGi.jpg
To me this photo depicts that a spent case may have hit the lens. Next time I would move it forward one rail setting just to make sure.

VancouverSkiBum
10-25-2013, 07:49 PM
Well, great customer service again from Italian Sporting Goods. They had it overnight and called me today to say my replacement is ready for pickup. Its now going back on my gun. phew. ordeal over, for now.

Nelson84
10-27-2013, 01:31 PM
well sh*t. About 250 rounds in today, i fire round 4 of 5, and crack! There goes my front lens. I was looking right through it, it just cracked, no contact with anything. The dot started to flicker on and off just before it happened. I got to say im surprised, i tried to weasel out the cheapy scopes, guess this one can be added to the list? But ive heard such good things... Its going str8 back to the store tomorrow, im going to try one more. You have no idea, my bad luck streak with things I buy being defective is unreal... :|

http://i.imgur.com/dZ7lEGi.jpg

It looks like quite a few rounds hit it. Looks like that one adjustment knob or the right got hit too. The SKS sure through a rounds in all directions. I took one in the face licky I was wearing sunglasses.