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heiztdiz 09-19-2012 01:51 PM

Deer Hunting with AK 47
 
I'm hunting whitetail deer with my AK 47 this year up here in Maine. I'm not sure if I have any questions about this choice, I guess I'm just excited. I was able to find a 5 round clip, from my local gun shop, which is the max allowed for hunting.

7.62 Man 09-19-2012 11:09 PM

I wish I could hunt with my AKs but I have to use a shotgun W/slugs or a pistol cal. rifle to hunt deer here in Indiana. Are you limited to soft point ammo or can you use hollow point?

orangello 09-19-2012 11:10 PM

I was thinking "dude better get some soft point ammo". I hope it works out well for you.

tshoot91 09-19-2012 11:12 PM

Here in Ohio we are not permitted to hunt deer with rifles. So all i have to say to you is have fun!

KG7IL 09-20-2012 03:44 AM

My Deer Gawd, We have states in this great union that won't allow the taking of deer with a Winchester 94?

This seems really unAmerican. It's just not right.

Wiebelhaus 09-20-2012 04:00 AM

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Originally Posted by heiztdiz (Post 946767)
I'm hunting whitetail deer with my AK 47 this year up here in Maine. I'm not sure if I have any questions about this choice, I guess I'm just excited. I was able to find a 5 round clip, from my local gun shop, which is the max allowed for hunting.

the AK will gut the damn deer.

scottmac 09-20-2012 04:03 AM

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Originally Posted by KG7IL
My Deer Gawd, We have states in this great union that won't allow the taking of deer with a Winchester 94?

This seems really unAmerican. It's just not right.

Yup. Out here in the flatlands of Illinois, the politicians fear the shot in Carbondale ( that's way South) will injure them in the Chicago suburb of Springfield (where they party all night, year 'round on the taxpayer or lobbyist's dime).
"Sux to be Flat"

jeepejeep 09-20-2012 04:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Wiebelhaus (Post 947862)
the AK will gut the damn deer.

And why exactly is that?:rolleyes::confused:
I've hunted with my SKS and it works fine, so your AK should be fine too.

Wiebelhaus 09-20-2012 04:24 AM

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Originally Posted by jeepejeep (Post 947889)
And why exactly is that?:rolleyes::confused:
I've hunted with my SKS and it works fine, so your AK should be fine too.

The AK round destroys flesh, the last time I hunted with an AK-74 I hit the hog twice as he was running, the first shot gutted a hole in his belly near his front shoulder that was freaking nasty, the second shot hit him in the hindquarters, it literally blew his whole ass off, it wasted 20% meat, had to cut around the enormous wound cavities.

Here's a picture of one that was hit...well it's obvious.

http://www.gunslot.com/files/gunslot...ages/75675.jpg

Here's a deer:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3136/...91c8b49e6b.jpg

jeepejeep 09-20-2012 04:31 AM

The round that the AK uses has about the same power of a 30-30. It's where you hit the animal that counts. If the 7.62X39MM was so powerful, that would make the 30-06 an anti-tank round as it's way more powerful than the 7.62X39. If you hit an animal with a raking shot, yes it will "zipper" it open and hitting it in the rump, you probably hit and shattered a bone which caused all the damage. I guess blasting away at a running animal can cause such issues, I never shoot and an animal unless I'm sure of a quick, humane kill. Yes that's right, in almost 40 years of hunting, I have never shot at a running animal. Walking yes, never running. The deer I shot with my SKS had no more damage than any other animal I've ever shot with way more powerful rounds.


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