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gearyr

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Any pics with the Choate scope mount & Tapco T-6 stock ?
« on: October 06, 2008, 01:14:27 PM »
I have a Chinses SKS. I want to get a Choate scope mount to go on it. And a Tapco T-6 stock. How much do you have to take off the stock to make the Choate scope mount fit right? I know that you would have to cut out some of the wooden stock to get it to fit right. Any body have any pictures of a SKS with the Tapco T-6 and the Choate scope mount. I plan on taking my SKS to my local gunsmith to drill & tap for the Choate scope mount. Thanks, gearyr.

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Re: Any pics with the Choate scope mount & Tapco T-6 stock ?
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2008, 05:08:11 PM »
The Choate mount will fit with no alteration to the T-6.
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Re: Any pics with the Choate scope mount & Tapco T-6 stock ?
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2008, 11:33:49 AM »
Don't you have problems with the ejected cases battering the scope with that setup?

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Re: Any pics with the Choate scope mount & Tapco T-6 stock ?
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2008, 02:16:28 PM »
The Choate mount will fit with no alteration to the T-6.


Vom, Could you do me a favor and measure from the underneath side of the horizontal part of the mount to the center of the screw holes? I'm working on a project and am thinking of using a Choate scope mount but need to know the clearance. (it's not for an SKS) Thanks

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Re: Any pics with the Choate scope mount & Tapco T-6 stock ?
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2008, 01:31:15 PM »
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Re: Any pics with the Choate scope mount & Tapco T-6 stock ?
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2008, 08:35:12 AM »
How much gunsmithing is required?
Midway has it for 30 bucks but it says "gunsmithing required."
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Re: Any pics with the Choate scope mount & Tapco T-6 stock ?
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2008, 12:02:24 AM »
You've got to strip down your SKS, set the mount where you want it so it doesn't move, center punch the holes, drill the holes with the right drill bit, thread the holes with the right tap, then clean up your mess, install the mount using locktite so the screws don't come loose, and put your SKS back together. If you mess up the holes you just screwed up your receiver.  ;)

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Re: Any pics with the Choate scope mount & Tapco T-6 stock ?
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2008, 01:12:27 AM »
Better yet,drill and tap a piece of scrap metal first,do a mock up fit on that(w/out the Loctite)and then determine if you can duplicate your work on the actual receiver.And remember the old adage,"measure twice,drill once"! Here's a similar mount system I modded from a shotgun mount,I later sold the gun to another member(Panoz),whose pic I'm borrowing....

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Re: Any pics with the Choate scope mount & Tapco T-6 stock ?
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2008, 03:28:27 AM »
The D/T is doable w/o a drill press BUT is way better if you have a drill press with a vise. If you HAVE to do it w/o the press drill only one hole at a time. Tap it and put on the mount. Secure it in place and then drill the second hole using the mount to help you guide the drill bit. Drill a small pilot hole so the bit won't "walk" on you when you drill the larger hole. Oil the bit so it won't dull on you. The SKS receiver is pretty hard stuff and go slow. A little pressure and cut, relax, a little pressure and cut so more, repeat, repeat... Marcus
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Re: Any pics with the Choate scope mount & Tapco T-6 stock ?
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2008, 07:54:30 AM »
Sounds like a good excuse to buy a drill press!  :lol:
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Re: Any pics with the Choate scope mount & Tapco T-6 stock ?
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2008, 12:02:34 AM »
what size bit and tap are required for it?

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Re: Any pics with the Choate scope mount & Tapco T-6 stock ?
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2008, 06:14:18 PM »



Im used to drilling and tapping holes in metal, But I have to tell you. Drilling into an SKS reciever was an experience. As you can see, I only drilled two holes and its very secure. I broke two drill bits and two taps in the process. Thats why I quit when I did.
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Re: Any pics with the Choate scope mount & Tapco T-6 stock ?
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2008, 01:36:28 AM »
The Chinese guns are extra hard to drill,the Chinese  are sticklers for TOO MUCH  Rockwell hardness than needed,case in point,Norinco 1911A1s. Milling their slides for sights can trash some lathe bits,let me tell ya. If you use a pinpoint jet of gas from an oxy/Acet torch,and turn the area to be drilled blue,it softens that area for a bit and tap to cut. An old trick from drilling/tapping surface hardened Mauser receivers...

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Re: Any pics with the Choate scope mount & Tapco T-6 stock ?
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2011, 02:09:37 AM »
Just recently installed the mount by myself.  Wanted to show it off to people who might care.  :-)





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Re: Any pics with the Choate scope mount & Tapco T-6 stock ?
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2011, 05:11:08 PM »
With that Choate mount, it looks like there is still enough clearance to use the open sights if needed. Is that so? I have a mojo on my rear sight and don't want it to go to waste. But I still need to scope it due to the effects of age and eyes.
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