What would you do to an SKS?
I have this Yugo SKS, and the iron sights are a little off. I read that standard SKS front sight adjustment tools don't fit the Yugos. So my first Q is, what kind of tool do I need? Or should I just get a new front sight? (Either way it looks like I'll be grinding some metal to make it fit.)
Anyway, I was looking into this Williams Firesight system...
but some people were saying the rear sight was flimsy....
"A good idea, but poorly designed. I think this sight is flimsy, something more suitable for a air gun or 22. It should have been made much heavier as would suit a real military rifle like the SKS. Any good bump would likely snap it off. I put the original sight back on."
and that's just not acceptable.
So this is the rear sight I bought...
(click on "SKS sights" and look at the "TS200'
"Increases the sighting radius by 10" over sights mounted in front of the receiver." (it mounts behind the bolt cover, bringing the rear sight 10" closer to your eye!)
looks much tougher, well made, good testimonials... this is a review of the TS100 (the previous model... without elevation)...
I'm might try to combine that with the Williams front-sight.
But it looks like I would have to do some light gunsmithing, since the Yugo SKS has slightly different specs on the front sight (because of the grenade launcher, I guess)...
"The rear sight of the Yugo 59/66 is interchangeable with other SKS sights but I didn't know if this were true with the front sight. I had my suspicions because recently while using a standard SKS front sight adjustment tool, that fit all of my other SKS, I found it would not fit my 59/66. I finally had to widen the tool so it would fit over the front sight post."
But with the fully adjustable rear sight, I should be able to dial it in, even if the front sight is off a little, right? We'll see. If I need to order more parts, I will.
I'm not really interested in those plastic 20 rd mags they sell, stripper clips are fine for me. But if you disagree, I want to hear about it!
all I really need (besides much better open sights) is maybe a lighter stock.