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Time for some AK love
« on: January 07, 2008, 07:55:43 AM »
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Re: Time for some AK love
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2008, 09:53:09 AM »
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Re: Time for some AK love
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2008, 11:18:36 AM »
Erik, In one of your other posts you said you had made shots at 500 yards with AK's , I never even thought of trying that range with one,was it a standard "out of the box " rifle or a customized gun?

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Re: Time for some AK love
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2008, 07:17:36 AM »
Yep, it was a standard AK, although it was a quality AK-74 in 5.45x39 and not the 7.62 round.  Myself and several others were on a automated "pop-up" range at Quantico.  We were shooting those huge green humanoid soldier targets that would automatically register a hit and fall down.  I hit several at 500 meters, but I definitely didn't go 1 for 1 and I couldn't tell you where I actually hit the target.  All I know is that I pulled the trigger and target registered a hit and disappeared, although it did take several rounds to hit the target.  Now I know where the term "minute of man" came from!  I would definitely call 500 meters the maximum effective range.

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Re: Time for some AK love
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2008, 11:35:36 AM »
" I couldn't tell you where I hit the target"     HEY, even an ugly W is still a W

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Re: Time for some AK love
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Re: Time for some AK love
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2008, 12:41:03 PM »
  We were shooting those huge green humanoid soldier targets that would automatically register a hit and fall down. 

Like this?

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Re: Time for some AK love
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2008, 12:50:15 PM »
Yep, that's him!  Except they had red Russian stars painted on the helmets.

It was a kick-ass system.  I had a blast doing it.  We would spend all day at the range.  It was nothing to burn 1,000 rds. in a day, all on automated, moving targets.  Great fun and excellent training.  I think a private range that offered that type of facility could make a fortune!

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Re: Time for some AK love
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2008, 08:10:47 PM »
I think a private range that offered that type of facility could make a fortune!



Until that private range comes around you can shoot this target. Set it out at 25 meters to hit targets at 50, 100, 150, 200, 250 and 300 meters.

Found at http://www.letargets.com/html/military.html



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Re: Time for some AK love
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2008, 10:50:43 PM »
My first love is the FAL platform

Then the AR platform

Then I'd have to figure out how to pick between the HK and the AK platform.

Here's my one and only AK.  Standard WASR-10 7.62x39mm, Brownell's AlumaHyde II finished metal parts, AK-74-style brake, trigger hump shaved down to get rid of trigger slap, KVAR OD furniture, SAW grip, my own home-brew notch in the safety lever to hold the bolt back, cheapo (but solid!) rail system, Haako Aimpoint clone.  Had a Romanian folding stock on it...hated it so we're back to the fixed stock.  It is surprisingly accurate with decent quality ammo...3-4" at 100 yards.  With Wolf, all bets are off...it has not, however, ever failed to go bang in a couple thousand rounds.

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Re: Time for some AK love
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2008, 02:56:03 AM »
which 7.62 x 39  AK is the best compromise between cost and quality, I don't see any reason it could not be used for deer if the capacity issue were adressed with a 5 rnd mag or a permanently modified 30 rnd mag. I want to get CONSISTANT effective hits between 100 and 200 yards on torso or deer sized targets.

 

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