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Old January 25, 2013, 05:54 PM   #43
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It is inspirational to watch both "Brandon401401" and "hickok45" on their Youtube Channels hit small gongs from over 200-300 yards with iron sight AKs in a Free Stance.
The 7.62 x 39 suffers the same lousy balllistics as the .30 cal rounds from the AR platform...not enough case capacity to push these bullets much beyond 100 yards before they start dropping like a rock.

Sure, you can hit at 200- with over a foot of bullet drop.

Larry Vickers did a show comparing the .223/5.56, the 7.62 x 39 (AK), and the .300 Blackout...

The .300 Blk and the 7.62 x 39 (ballistically the same round) both dropped a foot from 100 yards to 200... He said there was no reason to even try 300 yards, as they had planned.

So sure, you can hit anything if you arc the barrel enough. But getting close to volley fire to hit at a few hundred yards just isn't what the round was intended to do. I love the AK platform, my son's is a two minute gun and he'll hit a 200 yards. Best hope the wind isn't blowing...
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