what is the best system or mount going for the sks? thanks don
I have tried a B-square scout mount that attaches to the gas tube (you have to have a pistol or extended eye relief scope) and now the Leapers Hi-Pro mount. I really like the Leapers Hi-Pro once I replaced the horrible screws and lock nuts with some 5mmx10mm cap socket (allen wrench-type) screws from Home Depot. Being 10mm long, they are about 1mm too long for my rifle, so I added another lock washer to it, and all is fine! The cap socket screws (in the specialty fastener pull-out drawers) only cost 40 cents for 2, and you only need 4. You can replace those nasty set screws and lock nuts with the Hi-Pro mount with anything that is a 5mm bolt/screw with 0.5mm (fine) threads. People complain that the screws leave marks on the receiver sides, but they are really small and can easily be touched up with a little cold blue if desired if you take the mount off. Those cap screw can be seen in my pic here
, and in the bag here
. Sorry for the blurry images - my camera is old and can't zoom worth a toot.
The B-square mount I have is the one that is shown with some kind of laser/light on it mounted on the gas tube of the SKS in the link underrealm posted above, by the way. I liked it, but I got tired of the long relief forcing me to use pistol scopes, so I picked the Hi-Pro up from Tapco, bought a Leapers 6x compact scope for it from Cheaper Than Dirt, and have never looked back! I've yet to get time (when it isn't freezing cold outside) to fully sight in my scope, but I have had it off at least 4 times, and it seems to return to the same zero every time I put it back on.
Both of the mounts I have tried allow me to still use the iron sights. I refuse to use anything that won't let me keep the iron sights for backup, since I know they are set dead-on.