OK so there are a handful of threads but I can't find anything definitive, if I want to mount a scope/dot sight on the SKS, I understand that the gas piston hand cover is not an ideal location, nor is directly to the rear cover. I've read that the Choate and the Scout scope mounts are the best ones, I've found the Choate:http://www.riflestock.com/catalog_page_detail.cfm?recordno=1&Product_CatalogID=2718&ProductNumber=18-08-02&ProductCode=22&ProductSubCodeID=160&NewProduct=0
I can't tell if it allows for cleaning without removal. I'm also having trouble locating the scout. (link anyone?)
I know it might be asking a lot, but I'd like to mount a small magnification scope and not have to rezero it every time I shoot the rifle, is there such a beast? I understand the SKS isn't intended to be a distance accuracy rifle, I just want to be able to keep it in 2" at 75-100 yds. I'm adding a Brake and Kivaari trigger job, along with whatever other goodies I can to make it more accurate, I think this is a somewhat reasonable request!
Given the obvious shortcomings, what (in your infinitely wise opinions) is the best scope setup?
I appreciate the input. I'm sure a lot of new SKS owners will appreciate being able to search for a thread like this and find it easily!