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What is the P for on the rear AK sight?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by 7Star, Nov 30, 2008.

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  1. 7Star

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    My new AK has a rear sight that goes from 1 (100) to 10 (1000).

    However, below the 1 setting is has a "P" setting. Does anyone know what the P stands for? Should I use it at 50 yards or the use the 1 (100) setting?

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  2. briansmithwins

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    The last (full back) setting is the battle sight setting. You can get hits on a man-sized target from touching to 350m, if I remember correctly.

    I zero at 100 yards with the sight set to 1.

    Sight setting info and a lot more in the Sov manual here: http://www.box.net/shared/cu2djae1zb

    BSW
     
  3. Kymasabe

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    I was told something similar, was once told it was for 300 yards in within and that soldiers where told at that setting to shoot for the belt buckle and depending on yardage should hit somewhere in center of mass.

    Personally, mine is sighted in at 100 yards and my sight is on the 1.
     
  4. HorseSoldier

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    +1 what's already been said. "P" is the battlesight setting for 0-300 meters (may be marked something else, depending on what Slavic or otherwise language the builders spoke).

    When I took Larry Vickers' AK class he suggested just setting the sight on the "1" setting -- then you're point of aim/impact is optimized for your most likely engagements at, say, 0-150 meters but will get you onto targets further out. Guys were making hits out to 225, 250 meters with that set up on iron sights during the class. (And guys were also doing the same with 25m zeros on various makes/models of AimPoint and some of the Russian optics.)
     
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