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Kalashnikov Platform Review:The truth about AK47 and it's derivatives

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Old 06-04-2013, 06:00 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Mark_Van_Goth View Post
In any case:Shooting a rifle at a range greater than 200m(220 yards) with any rifle that has iron sights ONLY, is simply stupid.If you want to deliver accurate and effective fire, the only way to go is the use of optics at that distance.
I'll beg to differ a bit on that point. Point targets are still engaged at distances beyond 200 yds on a regular basis with iron sights. Also, prior to widespread issue of optics, doing this was the norm.

Not a combat scenario, but Marines are still required to qualify with iron sights at 200, 300, 500, and 600 yds. Optics can and do break. It's a good idea to know the basics of using iron sights.

I shoot iron sight matches out to 600 yds. Human torso sized groups are acheived pretty regularly.

would it be easier with a scope? Probably. But I wouldn't put the use of iron sights for ALL rifles into the blanket category of "Stupid".

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Old 06-05-2013, 03:23 AM   #22
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For my purposes, and speaking strictly

in the M43 caliber, my SKSs are my

preferred rifle to the AKM.

YMMV, especially with different


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