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How reliable is an AK 47?

Discussion in 'Self Defense' started by SurvivalCorps, Dec 20, 2017.

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  1. SurvivalCorps

    SurvivalCorps New Member

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    Hello Friends,

    I want to know How reliable is an AK 47? can anyone tell me about this.


    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. old faithful

    old faithful Defense Professional Verified Defense Pro

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    In good condition,well maintained, good quality ammunition, its a very reliable rifle.
    Take away one of the links, and it becomes less reliable, like any weapon.
     
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    Agreed, reliable yes accurate beyond much more than 100M, not really. Especially when compared to Western Infamry rifles. Western platforms are accurate putmo 300M with iron sites, more with optics like a Trijicon
     
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    Feanor Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The accuracy of the weapon itself has nothing to do with the optics (though the shooter may be more or less effective with the weapon at that range with better optics). You can reliably hit targets with an AK-47, provided it's a quality made AK-47, like IzhMash, out to 500m. Comparatively, for an M-16A4 it's 650m area targets, 550m point targets.
     
  5. SurvivalCorps

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    Thanks for your suggestion