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Old 07-06-2009, 05:48 PM   #1
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What kind of accuracy can be expected out of an AK74 at 100 yards? I'm fiending for one, but I don't know what to expect at the range. I have heard they are better than ak47's in this regard, but I'd like to hear from some of you first.
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Old 07-06-2009, 07:05 PM   #2
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I can consistently get center chest hits from a standing firing position at 100 yds with mine using the standard iron sights. Not much of an accuracy test I know, but I am basically saying accurate enough.
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:33 PM   #3
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Much better than an AK47. It will shoot groups instead of patterns. My SAR-2 willl easily do a 2 inch group at 100 yards with Barnaul ammo, and at 200 yards will shoot about a 3 inch group. I tested it numerous times! That is with a scope, just like the AK47, the iron sights suck. That long bulllet shoots really well at long range, I could hit small rocks at a really long distance pretty easily.
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Accuracy is waaayyy beter than AKM in 7.62.
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Old 07-07-2009, 09:26 AM   #5
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It depends on the rifle type and the ammunition. I have a WASR that shoots well. A Romy AIMS 74 that is not particularly accurate and a couple of Bulgarian's that shoot quite well. The AR with a S&W 5.45 upper still outshoots all the AK's with the same ammunition. The AK74's are a pleasure to shoot and low recoil and pretty accurate. I use Bulgarian and Russian surplus.
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:57 PM   #6
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I have 3 5.45 AK's that all shoot better(tighter) than the 7.62 guns I have..I love them! I have a few 5.56 guns coming in(AK) that I REALLY want to compare accuracy with. They are Norinco's so I have high hopes about them.

I would choose a 5.45 AK over a 7.62 AK personally for overall survival...Tom
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:26 PM   #7
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+1 On a slight edge on the group size. The 74 will shoot "Smaller minute of man" groups than the 47s. As stated they are fun to shoot, low recoil, they are a great way to intro a new shooter to the world of AK shooting. One additional + the ammo is still a little less expensive.
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Old 07-08-2009, 12:39 AM   #8
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I have 5 Bulgarians in 5.45 (one of which is an SBR Krink). The Krink has shot under 2" using the Cobra red dot from the prone, and that's about as good as I'd ever expect it to get. The regular 74s will keep all 30 rounds inside of a 6" circle from the prone using iron sights and firing as quickly as I can re-acquire the front sight which is pretty damned fast considering the almost total lack of recoil. Ammo used for the best group on the Krink was 60gr Wolf, and for the full sized guns I used Bulgarian military surplus.


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Old 07-09-2009, 11:12 AM   #9
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I can consistently get center chest hits from a standing firing position at 100 yds with mine using the standard iron sights. Not much of an accuracy test I know, but I am basically saying accurate enough.

mine too with wolf hollow points and any eastern bloc surplus
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Old 07-11-2009, 04:17 AM   #10
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Much better than an AK47. It will shoot groups instead of patterns. My SAR-2 willl easily do a 2 inch group at 100 yards with Barnaul ammo, and at 200 yards will shoot about a 3 inch group. I tested it numerous times! That is with a scope, just like the AK47, the iron sights suck. That long bulllet shoots really well at long range, I could hit small rocks at a really long distance pretty easily.
Same here. My SAR 2 is damn near a tack driver since I put the G-2 trigger in. Wish I could find another.
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Old 07-12-2009, 04:30 PM   #11
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Default 1.5 Groups

I had a Wasr yes a wasr that out of the box shot 1.5" groups all day long.
I have a bulgy that shoots 2" groups all day long.

Both are @ 100 yards In most cases it's the person stroking the trigger.
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Old 10-02-2010, 04:33 AM   #12
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Default The feel between 74 and AR

This past weekend I fired a lot of rounds from a friend's AR 15 and AK 74. The aspect I loved about the AK 74 was the muzzle brake it had. The rifle had the loud blast sound of an AR 15, but the recoil of a .22 LR.

Whereas, shooting the civilianized M4 version of the AR 15, there was a noticeable recoil "pulse" that promoted muzzle climb.

My friend did a comparison of rapid fire to the end of the range's berm at a distance of nearly 350 yards. The AR 15 had a muzzle climb with rapid fire, climbing a good 30 foot rise in 10 rounds.

But, the AK 74, with its muzzle brake, shooting the same rapid-fire style, all the shots stayed in a 10-foot circle cluster around the target on the berm.

The flat trajectory of the 5.45x39 round was impressive over the 350 yard distance.

A TV documentary several years ago told about the AK 74 muzzle brake being one of the best in current use among world-wide combat rifles. From my experience and what I saw made a believer out of me.
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Old 10-02-2010, 06:23 AM   #13
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all groups need to have at least five rounds and really ten rounds to be meaningful.

i havent tested the 74s but I have shot a Bulgarian 47 at around 6 moa 10 shot groups with irons. the iron sights dont help accuracy.
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Old 10-05-2010, 02:44 PM   #14
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About the best my old eyes will do with iron sights is 3-4" groups, even with high dollar ARs and quality ammo. My Bulgarian AK-74 equals that with Russian surplus ammo. I'm sure that with a decent scope, I would get 2" or smaller groups, but I don't care for glass or battery powered stuff on any AK.
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