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Posted: 8/31/2005 9:04:51 PM EDT
I am kind of pumped. I have done much shooting, but only at nonliving targets with the AK. SG has the Silver Bear and the Wolf SP's. Would they be about the best bet?? Would I be better off with something domestic (ie 10 times as expensive?). I have not read good things about the HP's, and surely we can do better than the FMJ's for hunting.

Input and/or experience appreciated. VERY unlikely that a shot will be over 100 yds. Thick brush country.

Link Posted: 8/31/2005 9:07:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 9:29:09 PM EDT
For hunting you should treat the Ak like a 30-30 rifle. Try to keep your shots under 125 yards. And buy some good softpoints like Templar described. A box of Russian or American softpoints shouldn't be too hard to locate in your local shops. x39 is so popular that even mom and pop deer rifle type stores have at least one box of 7.62x39mm SP somewhere in their inventory.


Link Posted: 8/31/2005 10:01:18 PM EDT
If you can find it, Lapua makes the best soft point 7.62x39. They use the proper .311 diameter bullets, too.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 2:15:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Mach1:
If you can find it, Lapua makes the best soft point 7.62x39. They use the proper .311 diameter bullets, too.

I thought the domestic manufacturers started using the right diameter back in the late 80s.

Has anyone pulled a projectile from some Winchester or Federal and measured it?
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 6:04:30 AM EDT
I have found that the soft points don't expand for crap, so instead of paying extra for them I use Wolf or Barnual hollow points. Don't use FMJ, as far as I know its illegal to use hunting (at least in my state).

Link Posted: 9/1/2005 6:08:08 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 6:57:24 AM EDT
You probably know already, but make sure you are using a low cap mag (10 may be alright, but I think it is 5). And don't carry any high caps with you. Game wardens in TX are kinda unforgiving.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 7:01:08 AM EDT
I can testify that an AK with Wolf HP works just fine for shots under a 100 yards. I've used my MAK-90 the last couple of years for deer hunting and will do so again this upcoming season. Here are some pics:



Link Posted: 9/1/2005 5:53:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 6:17:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2005 6:21:40 PM EDT by SickMAK90]
I killed a nice 8 point last season with some barnual "hollow points". Nothing hollow about them. Went straight through without getting any bigger. I would try some of the wolf soft points if it was me.

I plan on doing some deer hunting this season with my AR15. 64 grain power point plus should do the job. If the MAK was as accurate as the AR I would definetly take it. AR15 just shoots so good

I had a setup just like the guy above. The receiver scope mount and a cheap scope. I had to adjust my scope as far as it would go to the left to get it close. Guess the mount wasn't straight. AR is a flattop with a beefy RRA 1 piece scope mount. That things not going anywhere.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 6:36:32 AM EDT
sick mak 90,
you won't be happy with yourself using a 223 on deer.take my word for it !I used 62grn soft points , all they does is fragment and mame.Not a clean kill at all.if you want to hear an animal to suffer that's what you'll use . the bellowing and gurgling was driving me nuts. five shots in the heart and lungs by the way.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 8:08:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2005 10:52:08 AM EDT by -x-]

Originally Posted By Templar:
That's one hell of a battle hound you've got there X! hat

Thanks! He's one hell of a dog! Best hunting buddy I've ever had He)


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