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Or looked through one?
My only regret is not having bought it two years ago, and had no idea that it would be such a different rifle. The old leaf sight can be reinstalled. I never do permanent alterations to any gun.
The front sight hood quickly aligns, and forms a nice inner circle for the aperture's circle.

Not only is it very easy to hit a typical small Coke bottle (sprayed orange) or clay pigeon at 30-40 yards, but at the range today from 50 yards, five of the nine shots were mostly touching in the center of the Shoot-N-See bullseye, and the cluster was about 1 1/2 " diameter. The only firm support was under the front of the rifle, and an elbow under the butt.

This group, with Russian Monarch (blue box) ammo was as good or better than several I've had with my aperture sight Enfield #4s and the S. Grade Garand at 50 yards. On a bright day in the open, with Sight Black to prevent glare, maybe a feral pig might make a good target?
 

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I LOVE the tech sights on the SKS. I have them on my Romanian, paired with a KNS super thin front sight post, I went from getting 4-6" groups to getting 1.5-3.5" groups at 100 yards.

At a winter appleseed last week I came within one or two shots of shooting marksman with it... The only reason I didn't get it was human error.
 

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I don't really think the SKS has trouble selling as it is, but no, not really. Tech-sights and similar ghost ring sight kits are available for almost any popular rifle, so it is really nothing special.

I love the SKS and would not trade mine for the world, but I admit that it fills a relatively small market niche when compared to AR/AK/traditional rifle products. It makes a great all-purpose iron sights carbine that works for hunting, defense, or plinking in all weather and degrees of abuse... But it is not ever going to dominate the market, no matter what accessory people make for it.

For most people, the SKS is just an outdated alternative to a Saiga rifle. I'm fine with that. Keeps prices down.
 

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I love the TechSight I put on one of my Chikom SKS's. It's the only aftermarket item I ever bought for the SKS that works...........and believe me, I think I bought all of them at one time or other. They're a waste of time and money, but to each his own.

The only drawback I can think of is the T/S makes it more difficult to remove the receiver cover. No big deal unless you need to do so easily.
 

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Another guy who was plinking removed the trigger group from my Norinco.

He claimed that the rifle's action could then be cleaned after such a partial disassembly, but standing several feet away, I failed to see how the area around and behind the bolt carrier could be accessible.
 

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Another guy who was plinking removed the trigger group from my Norinco.

He claimed that the rifle's action could then be cleaned after such a partial disassembly, but standing several feet away, I failed to see how the area around and behind the bolt carrier could be accessible.
Are you talking about removing the dust cover and cleaning the receiver internals? :huh:

Breaking down the SKS is as simple as it gets, just search on youtube.
 

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Right, it is very easy to break down and reassemble, but I would not want to be concerned about rezeroing the Tech Sight after a second re-installation, which would be required after cleaning the action.
 

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Kevin, Here is a link for SKS Tech-Sights SKS Sights I liked the Tech-Sights on my SKS but what i did not like about them is cutting the cover pin and it makes it a pain to field strip. The sights do go back on the rifle pretty close to zero. The Tech-Sight front target post is a big improvement in it's self and it is cheap and works well with the stock rear sight Accessories I can not say enough good things about the 10-22 Tech-Sights.
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They change the whole weapon system, I wish I would have found them sooner. If you ever thought the stock sights were junk and wanted better ones or optics these are a great idea instead or in addition.
 

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Those tec sights are what I am thinking about putting on the one I might be getting next week. They look nice I think that and a bullet butt-cuff is the only thing I'll add to it if I get it.
 

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I put a Tech Sight on my Yugo SKS. I like it. It uses the hole that is used to hold the receiver cover on. So when you take it apart, know that the sight has to be removed, easy enough though. I have a lot of rifles. Each that isn't a collector model has been modified in some way to suit my needs. SKS - Trigger work, firing pin spring, sights, and muzzle brake (instead of grenade launcher).
 

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I put a Tech Sight on my Yugo SKS. I like it. It uses the hole that is used to hold the receiver cover on. So when you take it apart, know that the sight has to be removed, easy enough though. I have a lot of rifles. Each that isn't a collector model has been modified in some way to suit my needs. SKS - Trigger work, firing pin spring, sights, and muzzle brake (instead of grenade launcher).
Hey I was wondering how do you put in a firing pin spring in those ?:unsure:
 

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There is a guy who makes them. They machine them to accept a spring. I wanted to use reloads, but I had had a problem once with a slam fire with my Garand. Which scared me. A 30-06 auto. This is the one I used:

SKS Owners

It is easy to install. If you never plan on using reloads or soft primers I wouldn't worry. I have owned three SKS rifles, a chinese which got stolen when I lived in Albuquerque, a paratrooper that used AK mags (I sold it) and a Yugo. I reload 7.62x39 because I have a CZ527 carbine. Its too nice to shoot surplus. I still have a ****load of Chinese ammo the copper washed steel stuff and some newer brown bear. The SKS is fun to shoot, I have shot them more than any AK I ever owned.
 

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I avoided saying this, because it might not be too common with Tech Sights.
When it was installed both times, the rear sight fit exactly on the rear receiver. There was no tiny gap or any extra space.

The first time (and second time) it was installed on my rifle, the windage needed to be adjusted all the way to the left-even though the front post appears to be in the center of the sight hood.
This required adjustment of the aperture surprised me.

What you must watch is that the bolt's nut does not get loose enough during shooting to allow the bolt to work its way out. I'm reluctant to over-tighten with pliars.
 
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