View Full Version : Who hunts with their AK?

February 16, 2001, 06:14 PM
What kind of AK do you have, what kind of sighting equipment and what game have you taken?

February 17, 2001, 07:03 PM
Spartacus has taken a deer with a MAK-90 with standard military sights.

February 17, 2001, 08:40 PM
I shot a gopher with a tracer once.... ;P

Sorry, I have taken my 223 mak 90 on a couple of varmint hunts. I use the shorty 5 shot magazines for this, usually loaded with winchester 55 gr soft points or ultramax 55 gr TNT bullets. Its hard to shoot prone with the 30 shot mags, so I use the 5's or occasionally a 20 rounder. I've never mounted a scope but i can usually get a 4 inch group with it at 100 yards and around an inch at 50. if i improved the sights no doubt the groups will shrink. in the winter I camoflauge the rifle with white cloth athletic tape to match my snow camo. Is not as accurate as many other "varmint" guns out there but it works.

February 18, 2001, 10:35 AM
What about pigs taken with the 7.62 x 39 is it an adequate cartridge?

Art Eatman
February 18, 2001, 11:44 AM
tuc22, there's hogs and then there's hogs. If you're talking about the younger ones, weighing under 100 pounds and thus more tender and tasty, it's probably okay.

As usual, shot placement, shot placement, shot placement. Clean kill and all that.

Always remember that the 7.62x39 is considered, much like the .30-30, as marginal for deer at ranges beyond 100 yards. Some of it has to do with the rather poor sights commonly installed on the rifles for those cartridges, as well as the trajectory, etc. It's not that they won't kill; it's that they won't anchor an animal in the event of a poor hit.


February 19, 2001, 12:53 PM
Spartacus hit his doe in the neck; Art is (as usual) correct.

February 20, 2001, 12:12 PM
I'll usually take my SAR-1 when the weather is too rainy for scope use. It performs best with handloads-say 150grain Nosler Prtn. The rifle is quite handy. I spent yesterday shooting at a 2'x2' gong at 300yds over open sights. Probably 75% hits.

Byron Quick
March 18, 2001, 09:24 AM
You forgot to mention that I shot that deer at a dead run:) You also forgot to mention that it was my fifth (and final) shot that killed it. One of my most memorable shots as well as one of my luckiest. But I'm getting better at the running shots. The second pig I shot the other day was running from where I shot the first. I ran down the road to where I could get another shot thinking the pigs would run across the small middle field. They crossed further down and were just inside the scrub oaks on the far side of the field. I shot at one and missed. Then I took a deep breath, got a good lead on the other and hit her. About an eighty yard shot. Still looking for the big hog I missed a couple of weeks ago.

I've got to get a better bullet. Those 150gr. CoreLokts explode.

March 19, 2001, 10:27 AM
Hooooool On !

The Demoncrats told us that we do not need such scary rifles for hunting...?

March 19, 2001, 11:16 AM
Just to be clear, Spartacus was speaking of using his Browning Self-loader, not his MAK, on the hogs.