The Best SKS Scope Mounts
If you’ve been on Gun Laser Guide before, you’ll know that we love SKS rifles. Something about this Russian relic of history is just amazing. They’re fun to shoot but not very accurate at distance if you don’t have a scope. To do that, you first have to have an SKS scope mount.
In this post, our experts found the best sks scope mounts on the market and did the research for you.
Let’s get going with our list of the best scope mounts for SKS below:
It isn’t the cheapest mounting solution for your SKS, and depending on where you got your rifle, this one might cost more than you paid for it. But it’s made in the USA, precision cast from machined steel. The top rail is long, and sits directly over the ejection port, stretching forward over the receiver.
A shell deflector is built in, providing a mounting solution and protection for your glass all in one go. The feature that really makes this scope mount stand out, thought, is the deep channel running the length of the picatinny rail, which acts as a rear sight.
Just because you remove the back sight on your SKS, doesn’t mean you need a complete reconfiguration to go back to irons. All you have to do is remove the scope and mounting rings, and you are ready to go hunting. The mount locks to the receiver with four bolts, so it will hold solid, even after abuse from hot brass. You may need to do a little filing for a perfect fit. If you aren’t good with your hands, you might want to leave the install to the experts.
If you don’t mind a trip to the gunsmith, or you have the tools on hand to tap your receiver for accepting screws, then this might be right up your alley. It has a very clean look after installation do to the curve that follows the profile of the SKS, making it look like it was Russian Mil-Spec. It comes in two versions, a long rail for comfortable mounting, or short and sweet to allow the use of stripper clips.
The included screws are threaded for a standard 8-32 tap that you can find at most hardware stores, so if you have the means, you can install this yourself. As far as the functioning of the shell deflector, bounce-backs don’t appear to be a problem.
It looks clean, it works great, and it will help you get the most out of your rifle. It’s well built by an American company. Oh and the price is nice too.
If you don’t want to spend a lot of money, and you don’t want to spend more money and time going down to the local gunsmith to have your equipment machined, then this mount might work for you. The whole thing is machined from a single piece of solid steel and coated for wear-resistance.
The mount itself has a high profile, giving you some elevation to play with while zeroing for longer distances, but many people just want something simple and low to the action. It’s a personal preference, but if you like them high, then you’ll love this.
One benefit is that the high mounting comes with a channel, allowing you to use your front post for sighting, but I wouldn’t really recommend it. I don’t like peeking under scopes. The side slots are adjustable to ensure a proper fit to your rifle, though you may need to file a bit on the prongs for a perfect fit.
The good part though, is that you won’t have to drill or tap anything, and once in place, there’s really nothing else to be done, except toss a scope on top and go shooting.