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Old 12-10-2011, 03:05 PM   #1
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How does an ak-47 hold up in a hunting or at the fireing range? How do you think it would hold up in home defence??

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Old 12-10-2011, 03:19 PM   #2
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It is built like a tank, so it holds up just fine. Accuracy for hunting, not really. It was designed for minute of man, not moa. The AK74 is much more accurate. In a semi auto a Russian SKS will beat it hands down for accuracy.

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The AK is one tough son of a gun. One of the toughest ya can get.

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Oh okay. Cool. Thanks for the help

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the AK47 was simply designed to be tough as hell, easy to maintain and to throw down a wall of lead, I agree with jpattersonnh that the SKS or AK74 would be a lot better for hunting and what not. The biggest problem I've ever had with an SKS is finding a solid way to mount a scope, SKS is tough, reliable, if your looking for the high capacity they make 30 round mags for the SKS fires the same round as the AK47 and plus you could always just keep the 10 round mag and use stripper clips for it.

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How is the AK 47 less accurate than the SKS when they both shoot the same round?

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Is not all in the bullet when it comes to accuracy, you gotta put a lot other things in the equation like barrel length, the twist in the rifleing, and other things like that
So even if their the same caliber they won't perform the same ( for example a bolt action rifle with a heavy barrel will always be more accurate than a semiauto rifle with a shorter lighter barrel)

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How is the AK 47 less accurate than the SKS when they both shoot the same round?
The AK 47 is designed to have fairly loose tolerances, which is what makes it so reliable. One thing that can affect the accuracy is if the front sight is canted to the left or right and needs to be adjusted. About the only thing that can heavily affect the reliability of the AK 47 is for some variants like the WASRs, the magazines can have a lot of wobble in them meaning they might not feed correctly or be unreliable.
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Is not all in the bullet when it comes to accuracy, you gotta put a lot other things in the equation like barrel length, the twist in the rifleing, and other things like that
So even if their the same caliber they won't perform the same ( for example a bolt action rifle with a heavy barrel will always be more accurate than a semiauto rifle with a shorter lighter barrel)
Oh okay I got it. Because I was told a lot of accuracy comes from the type of round the gun takes
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With the loose tolerances of the AK47, it is not that accurate. Couple that with a 200 meter effective sight range and a short sight radius you still have an effective 200 meter gun that will suppress an area. The AK74 is more accurate, even though it also has a short sight radius. It is much tighter and the round carries well over distance. For hunting the 7.62x39 makes a great 100 yard round. The 74's 5.45x39 is a great varmint round out to 300 yards, but the AK's limit it to 150 or so w/ available mounting systems. I use mine for coyotes w/ a red dot for under 100 yards in low light. It is also good for wood chucks out to 150 yards. A large scope would take away its' biggest plus, fast target acquisition and fast follow up. There are 5 round .223 AK mags avalible that actually use the same follower as the 5.45, but only hold 4 because the round is fatter.

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