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Posted: 12/28/2004 3:01:56 PM EDT
Who makes the most accurate Ak on the market? Next summer I'm looking into getting an AK (or SKS, MAYBE) and using it for a deer rifle. Any good selections under 500?

Ben
Link Posted: 12/28/2004 3:48:43 PM EDT
Ben,

I wouldn't use either for whitetail, HOWEVER, the SKS is generally considered the more accurate of the two. Under $500, you can probably buy THREE of them plus some ammo.

The problem is that the 7.62 round does not shoot very flat.

I hunt wild hogs up near Wichita Falls with an AK, and it does GREAT, but I am at very close range relative to how close you can get to a whitetail.

Stick with a 30-06, 270 or 243 for shooting deer. One can be had in your price range with a scope, used. (There's a gun show in Fort Worth this weekend if you're near Ft.Worth)
Link Posted: 12/28/2004 4:00:17 PM EDT
VEPR, Saiga conversion, Bulgarian milled, or a lucky Romanian will all shoot 2 MOA. If you're hunting <200m the 7.62 cartridge is fine.
Link Posted: 12/28/2004 5:21:04 PM EDT
Bulgarian or Vepr with a good scope and some good ammo should get you some pretty tight groups.  
Link Posted: 12/28/2004 5:30:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By longhorn789:
Ben,

I wouldn't use either for whitetail, HOWEVER, the SKS is generally considered the more accurate of the two. Under $500, you can probably buy THREE of them plus some ammo.

The problem is that the 7.62 round does not shoot very flat.

I hunt wild hogs up near Wichita Falls with an AK, and it does GREAT, but I am at very close range relative to how close you can get to a whitetail.

Stick with a 30-06, 270 or 243 for shooting deer. One can be had in your price range with a scope, used. (There's a gun show in Fort Worth this weekend if you're near Ft.Worth)



I actually have an m1 Garand. However, in Texas brush country (where I'm at, there are a few areas that have open plains type) the 7.62x39 is an excellent performer and is also commonly used. (ranges are typically less than 200m) I really don't see the need for lugging around an M1 with a few clips of Federal hunting ammo and M2 ball when a smaller caliber, lighter weight rifle will do. (less recoil to. Nothing against the M1).

Aside from that, I want an AK or SKS.....Just so I can say I hunt with an AK-47

Ben
Link Posted: 12/28/2004 11:34:57 PM EDT
Well good luck to you then. Post pictures of your kill with you and the AK in the picture. Everybody here will dig that.
Link Posted: 12/29/2004 1:07:31 AM EDT
hear that VEPRs are pretty accurate; damn expensive too

h/w the 7.62x39 round is a big problem when it comes to accuracy
ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=118&t=211656
Link Posted: 12/29/2004 3:04:05 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/6/2005 3:58:30 PM EDT
Another question: (Because I don't want to start a new thread and clog up an otherwise good forum)

Who makes a good AK?

Ben
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 6:35:14 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 8:43:59 PM EDT
Well fellas, I ended up getting an SKS. I picked it up today. It's a MINT Norinco SKS w/ all matching numbers, perfect finish, bore/barrel, beautiful wood, and it also came with a chest pouch full of strippers, sling, and rifle 'sock'.

Ben
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 9:37:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/8/2005 9:40:55 PM EDT by Real_estate_salesman]
I was going to say buy one of each!
I have a Norico SKS, great weapon, it's never, ever jammed or anything. The stock allways seemed a little to small for me though (it was probably designed for a VC), I am considering a ATI Dragunov style stock.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 9:50:59 PM EDT
I couldn't stand turning it into what it isn't. I like mine the way it is, although your rifle may look good in black. I just like the uhh...wood on my rifle. Looks purty. I want to go hunting now....

Ben
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 10:03:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/8/2005 10:07:48 PM EDT by Mattl]

Originally Posted By fadedsun:
Who makes the most accurate Ak on the market? Next summer I'm looking into getting an AK (or SKS, MAYBE) and using it for a deer rifle. Any good selections under 500?

Ben



Strictly 7.62x39????  Probably VEPR.  Unless you can find RPK-47 (AK with 20+ inch barrell)
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 8:29:13 AM EDT
The ones in 5.56x45mm are generally the most accurate.

Tsh77769
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 9:53:34 PM EDT
I'm sure mines not the most accurate, but it does far better than I expexted it to. I have a global trades SSR- 56. I've never shoot for groups but it keeps me happy.

Jason
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