Originally Posted by locutus
Just my personal choice, but NO WAY would i consider using a .30-30 or a 7.62X39 past 100 yards.
Both are capable rounds when used within their limitations.
My son killed his first elk with a .30-30. But the range was 30 yards.
you say that but this 7.62x39 over penetrated the hog at 175 yards and the hog dropped dead on the spot,, the time it took me to walk out there she wasn't even breathing or moving at all, the bullet passed all the way threw at about a 20* angle from just behind the front right shoulder and out about 9" back from the left shoulder.
dont know about you but thats impressed the hell out of me,, especially shooting hollow point ammo
i could have used my .270 for that shot but i already had my ak in my hands and i know from taking deer with an sks out to that distance and more that it would do the job if i do my part... that 7.62x39 gave the hog a good quick and clean death
im sure many many hogs and other large game are hunted with AK47 in south Africa by the people that live there
i agree that within its limits,, sorta like me taking a deer last year at just over 800 yards with a Remington core lokt 150g .270win,, and it went from the deers upper chest and out the groin area just under the rear leg (deer was facing me) that was with a 24" barrel Remington 700 that i built chambered in .270win,,, not short mag or any other... rifle rounds do far more than what people give them credit for.
but even though the rear sight leaf says 1000 meters i sure as hell wouldn't have chanced wounding the deer with an ak at that distance