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Old 05-17-2012, 11:53 PM   #1
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Default Time to blow away the most rampant AK myth...

Seems like most people like to think of AK rifles as bullet hoses only able to hit closer ranged targets....

....time to put that to rest

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Old 05-18-2012, 12:36 AM   #2
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Hey SGT, good to see you back. Hope all's well.

I wonder what the hold-over is with that AK?

Here's a Russian chart (in meters and cm) that shows the drop for the 7.62x39 in red, 5.45 in blue and 5.56 in yellow.

But nothing out to 700yds or 900.

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Your chart is close to right by my guns or at least the 7.62 & the 5.45 I don't own a .223 AK.
Yes most shooters think of the AK as a spray-N-pray gun but in skilled hands it can reach out there.
A few weeks back I was at the range & we had a few guys scoping in there long range bolt guns & ARs at the other side of the range.
When they saw me pull out my AKs I could see them point & laugh. I proceeded to load my mags & set up the guns for my girl friend and I to have a little fun on the range. She started out popping water bottles 40 to 50 yards out with a scoped Bulgarian AK74, I picked up my Hungarian AMD 65 with original 12" barrel (loud little sucker) & worked on ringing the 100yd gong. The bolt gun boys were busy pointing, making funny comments & high five'n each other. I started walking my way out to the 200, 300 & 400 yard gongs with iron sights, the boys quieted down and went back to shooting. I picked up the Polish Tantal took the scope off & did the same thing that I did with the AMD. The boys had stopped shooting to watch us shoot, so I told my girl friend to work her way out on the gongs too. We got tired of banging the steel so the girl friend & I started calling out the position of pieces of clay pigeon laying on the berm behind the 300yd gongs.
She would call out where a piece was laying & I would shoot it, then I would call out another piece & she would shoot it. This went on for about 15min until the pieces got too small to see. I could see the guys really didn't like AKs, so reached in the back of the truck & pulled out the Romanian PSL a few rounds from that started them packing up. After banging all the gongs with the PSL I pulled the shooting mat out & had my girl friend (she is only 4'6") lay down on the mat and take the gun. I loaded the mag up with 7.62x54r white tipped Czech hollow core practice rounds, (about the same recoil as a 5.45) this round only has a 43gr bullet and a full load of powder so it gives a big muzzle flash. I told her what dot to use on the mil-dot to compensate for the drop & she started banging the gongs. The boys tore out of there!
I don't know why little women with big guns have that effect on some guys but it does. The girl friend gets a kick out of it too.
I have let some of the more curious shooters come down a take a few shots, most are impressed with the ease and accuracy when shooting the AKs.

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nice video SGT and good to see you back with informative info

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...wait.

I'm back?


wut?

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Video wouldn't play. Look forward to it though.

Usually those claiming that the AK isn't accurate aren't worth listening to.

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Video worked for me. Just one minor issue...I didn't see what they were shooting.

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I have no doubt that you can do it, but the average person would have a problem with that. I used to shot rifle targets at 500 yds and beyond, but It's hard to hit a 12" target when you can't see it. I have done it though, but it took weeks of practice and lots of luck.
I did enjoy you're video though.

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I love iron sights. Scopes from a rest bore me. My AK gas all the accuracy I need.

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I had a WASR 10 that wouldn't hit the broad side of a barn at 100 yards. Had a Hungarian AKM back in 1988 that was accurate, but I never had a chance to fire it at any serious range. I can hit a man sized target without a rest at 200 yards with my SA vz-58 unmagnified...but our range only goes to 300 yards.

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