9 Hole Reviews takes the AK 74, stock, to the range and stretches its legs. The results of their practical accuracy tests are telling. With iron sights in high wind the AK in 5.45×39 tells its naysayers precisely what it can do.
The 5.45×39 cleans the 150-500 yard course in 30 rounds, a feat very few rifles have been able to match. The “poison bullet” of the Soviet/Afghan conflict does what it does so well because it was designed to match or beat the range, accuracy, and lethality of the M16, just in the AK platform the soviets knew well by this point.
The rifles are accurate.
The shooter makes or breaks it.
I was using a 8.3″ barreled 5.56 AK variant out to 200 yards this past weekend and making my all day hits. 100 yard group with M193 was about 3-4 MOA over 30 rounds (three 10rd strings)
AKs run and they can take what you aim to hit. Like the FAL, the G3, and the M16A2 a stock AK is behind the modern curve ergonomically, but that doesn’t negate its base effectiveness.
Don’t believe me? Show us all wrong. Or perhaps learn something new.
I’ll be there running mine.
Grab ammo. See you on the range.