Originally Posted by RL357Mag
J & G Sales advertises them in SN for $489. That's up $100 from before the November elections. At that price they can keep them. To pay over $500 for a gun that you can't hunt with and can't make an accurate hit on a 100 yd target with makes no sense to me...I would spend my money on ammo, reloading supplies, or an accurate gun.
I got a Romy SAR 1 at an auction for $450 and took it to the range yesterday. The rear sight appeared to be off-axis, so I used the ridge along the receiver cover to aid in aiming.
Put 22 of 26 onto an 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper at 75 yards, using the iron sights and without my glasses (20/200 uncorrected), the rifle balanced on my elbows as I sat at a concrete bench.
A little work and that rifle would be plenty
accurate at 100 yd and more.
Also, I didn't
buy the AK to hunt; it's for protection in the event of social collapse
(riots, natural disasters & looters, etc.).
I'm not a hunter, but IF I did hunt, I'd buy a SMLE No. 4, Mk II
, put it into a laminate Monte Carlo stock
(less warping of a laminate that a solid stock), and properly
bedded. Low-cost and deadly accurate.