Originally Posted by Sickofnotliving
The people who claim the rifle is inaccurate still seem to hold on to the old world cold war mentality that anything the commies came up with was wrong. I was always an AR shooter until recently and when I figured out the different stance and characteristics of the AK, I was able to shoot it with the same degree of precision as I expect from my AR.
Bear in mind accurate was not as important as rate of fire to the
"commies" at the time. They would fire at a target with AKs, SKSs, or
M/Ns as a squad, platoon, or company, and flood a distant target area
with a storm of bullets, much like heavy shotgun fire. These guns
are cheap, easy to make, and easy to use.
Bear also in mind that these stout, reliable weapons won the wars.
"Commie" politics lost the peace...
FWIW, the AK does exactly what it's designed to do-provide armies
with affordable, reliable firepower.
I also occasionally enjoy "ripping off a 30 round mag" with my WASR.
It has a great look and feel.
Unfortunately, accuracy is sacrificed upon the altar of
reliability and convenience, with this particular platform. However, I
can't recall anyone who's faced them in a firefight braying on about how
"inaccurate" they are...