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Have you scoped and bench tested an Arsenal AK?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by MyRoad, May 8, 2006.

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  1. MyRoad

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    I have an Arsenal, Inc. SA-M7s. I had a red dot on it, but I just put a scope on it and I'm taking it to the range tomorrow to see what it will do from a bench rest at 100 yards.

    Just wondering if anyone else has tested their Arsenal Inc. AK for accuracy, and how it did?
     
  2. Tokugawa

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    So how did it do?
     
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    The reason I asked if anyone else had done this, is that even from a rest I'm not that great a shot (I probably should have said "to see what I can do with it" and not "to see what it can do"). I was curious if anyone with more experience and better ammo had tapped its full potential, and looking for a reference for my results.

    The scope I used is a Bushnell 3-9x LIR, suitable for 100 yard shots. I rested it on a sand bag and used a mix of standard military ammo, so I'm sure my results are not a fair assessment of this AK's ultimate capability. I am curious about the gun's potential for varmint/coyote control, so how well I could shoot it was the real test.

    I was basically getting 3-4" groups (five rounds -- 3" averaging one "flyer" each time making it 4+"). Next time I order up some ammo online, I'll throw in a few boxes of better 7.62x39, and see how much of a difference it makes.
     
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    What ammo specifically, 154 grain prints well in some while 122 grains does better in others. My SKS liked the 154, my Saiga likes the 122.
     
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    The Wolf was 122 gr. FMJ, there was some 123gr hollowpoint Silver Bear, and some Chinese that must have come out of a can, because it was wrapped in plain brown wrappers... so I have no idea what the weight was on those. Most 7.62x39 I have I bought bulk, and it's lighter loads. If I see single boxes of heavier (154gr.) ammo available, I'll definitely pick some up and try them out.
     
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    I prefer the 122 grain stuff personally, FMJ has a certain charm.
     
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