View Full Version : AR-15 and AK-47...went to the range today.

October 10, 2010, 04:57 PM
Hello All,

I have posted a couple of other threads about these two rifles. This is the second time I have shot the AR and first time I have shot the AK. I simply love to shoot these two rifles. The range was 50 yards.

I was thinking about putting a scope on my AR but I feel like I am getting better and when I switched to the Hornady ammo the group was much tighter. It is the ten shot target.

The AK was pretty interesting. I was not even sure if I would hit the target with it and was pleasantly surprised with how accurate I shot it. As you will notice it shot consistently to the left. Does anyone know how to adjust the windage on an AK?

Let me know what you think...








October 10, 2010, 05:06 PM
Does anyone know how to adjust the windage on an AK?

Well, do ya have a hammer.....
Just kiddin'
There's a tool for that, actually.
(this is an example not an endorsement; there are many options for your supplier):

Dave R
October 10, 2010, 05:14 PM
There is a tool, but if you don't have one...

Here's how I adjusted the windage on my AK. See the circular piece just below the ears of the front sight? That's the support for the front sight post. You're going to push or tap that to move the front sight post left or right.

I supported the front sight block on a piece of wood. You want to move the adjuster, not bend or twist the front sight block. That would be bad.

With the front sight block supported, I used a spent 9mm brass as a 'punch'. Was about the right size. A few taps with a hammer or mallet on the brass noved the front sight post. A couple of tries and she was right on.

ETA: You know how to adjust elevation, right? Screw the front sight post in/out. There's a tool for that, too. But if you don't have one...you can sacrifice some needlenose pliers to turn the front sight post.

October 10, 2010, 05:32 PM
Some front sight posts are an eccentric if you can stand any elevation to go with that windage. Might get you part way there.

Don't know if it's actually a true eccentric, or iron curtian machining technique.:)

October 10, 2010, 05:42 PM
Some front sight posts are an eccentric if you can stand any elevation to go with that windage. says Alloy

I haven't experienced this eccentricity you speak of. If you indeed experience this phenomenon, you can replace the front sight post with an inexpensive part available various places around the net.

October 10, 2010, 05:53 PM
Mine are so eccentric they run a cat farm.

Try concentric....and I'll lay off the sunday evening beeeeer. :)

October 10, 2010, 06:00 PM
Get a B Square sight tool for the AK/SKS. Its pretty much the best on the market for either. Cost about $25, and its well worth it.

Dont waste your money on the cheap Chinese tools. They usually dont hold up well or adjust the sights well.

When you do adjust them, move the front sight slightly left. Youre not all that far off now, so it probably wont take much.

If you end up with the front sight off center, dont be alarmed, a lot of them end up that way. If it annoys you (it drives me nuts), you can replace the rear sight with a windage adjustable rear sight made for the RPK. It will let you center the front sight, and take up the windage at the rear.

October 10, 2010, 06:32 PM
Get the tool and adjust it. The front sight on my PSL is way of center, but it shoots as straight as I want it. Looks funky, but works well. At 50 yards, my shot groups between AR's and AK's look the same, except slightly larger holes for the AK. I don't notice a difference until about 100 yards. Glad you liked them!