Gun enthusiasts have always had a love-hate relationship with all the SKS. Some lament the days when an SKS was just $79, and a few are looking to change their rifle into a low-cost AK. But, yet another practical choice has been offered by the great folks at Brass Stacker for your SKS: the Anchor Point mount.
The people at Brass Stacker bring you long-lasting steel construction and advanced design, in an endeavor to provide a solid mount that will not alter the entire appearance of the rifle. The anchor point is remotely over the back sight, yet still permits a clear line of sight to the iron sights if the optic becomes bad. Particularly, the nice folks at Brass Stacker don’t balk when building the mounts that can turn your rifle into a hard hitting scout rifle system which fits your requirements as well as your desired quality.
The comprehensive directions provided as well as the genuine construction and mounting of the sight was somewhat hard in the beginning, but with the help of You Tube, the job was simple and enjoyable. The most difficult part was ensuring the mount was correctly aligned. I’d strongly recommend a whole lot of patience here. Finally, I’d rather spend some quality time correcting and readjusting than subsequently miss the shot at a pissed off pig. When I think of the low-quality make of other products, the time, and effort put forth to make the mount really perfect was worth it.
Moreover, the Butt Stock Leather Ammo Carrier designed by master artisan, Rick Lowe emphasizes the mount. The lovely attention to detail just improves the worth of this spectacular piece. Farther, there’s a bonus – with whatever your optic of selection could be, there is a raised cheek rest to place your eye online. Join this with Rick Lowes touch shoulder strap, and you’re prepared to attack the field for some serious hunting.
Once the assemblage is finished, the rifle was excellent at 100 yards and can inflict some serious damage at 300. The whole construction together with the raised cheek rest felt quite comfortable in my hands. Even running an exercise going to my optic from iron sights proved to supply consistent pictures. But the actual fun began when I trembled the mount like an upset mother in a Kmart parking lot. It was in the middle of the desert and my pals were pointing and laughing, nothing new there, although I must have looked like an idiot. The mount didn’t buckle or waiver in the least. It was even more assuring to engage the bayonet and charge the soil and an unsuspected watermelon. Not even a portion of an inch of movement of the mount. Surprised? Not actually. Brass Stacker sees itself as a top American company, creating, studying, and making top quality products. Additionally, the mount didn’t interfere with the stripper clips nor did it imped speed to reload the rifle. It improved the fun meter and was a fantastic add-on to the rifle. Nevertheless, let us forego feelings and analyze how it stacks up to LtCol Jeff Cooper’s theory.
Lt Cooper’s Lookout Rifle Theory
An unloaded weight, with accessories, between 6.6 – 7.7 pounds
The SKS with all accessories included weighs in the 9 to 10 pound range. Nevertheless, it is still a great solid design that remains on target. In the event you would like to add all the “tacti cool” things, be my guest, the choice would be to go and purchase an AK.
An entire length of 1 meter (39 inches) or less
It comes in at only a tad over 40 inches without engaging the bayonet. I’d say that it’s a rather close for a scout rifle.
A mounted telescopic forward sight of low magnification, usually 2 to 3 electricity
Your rifle, your taste. With advances in red dots these days, it needs to be an “easy target” for shots between 100 and 200 meters.
Ghost ring auxiliary iron sights: a back sight comprising a receiver-mounted large-aperture thin ring and usually a square post front sight.
It’s true that you may add a peep sight to the back, however, it’s a big win for the SKS/Scout Rifle for you to be able to utilize your original sights.
The SKS scope mount has varieties of slings to select from, but my favorite is the Rick Lowe Signature shoulder strap. It provides an intimacy as well as a cozy feel that hunters understand and love when they’re walking long distances with their rifle above shoulder.
A typical chambering of .308 Winchester/7.62x51mm NATO or 7mm-08 Remington
We all know that the SKS is chambered in 7.62×39. It isn’t the ballistic round for long distances, but it packs a punch at 100-300 meters. In my modest view, if the round have been accessible at the time these parameters were created by Lt Col Cooper, he might have considered it. As it is, the 7.62×39 has seen great success in deer, hog, and coyote hunting. The versatile round of the SKS gives an excellent base for the nature of what a scout rifle is, a utility rifle for virtually any eventuality.
Correctness: Should be really capable of shooting into 2 minutes of angle or less (4’’) at 200 yards/meters (3 shot groups)
I want to be absolutely clear: many people won’t have the ability of achieving MOAs at these distances with an SKS, myself included. There are people out in this world that have achieved what we may consider amazing feats of marksmanship with this round and particular rifle. It is not amazing, it is all about understanding your rifle.
Here is the bottom line: the SKS is a choice selection for a scout rifle so long as it’s the appropriate mount. Brass Stacker has once more given us a solid mount that delivers on its promise to supply consistent shots to our SKS scout rifle and facilitate any problem our mount will come apart mid shot.