I bought myself a present for graduating from college last week.
I needed another .223 to supliment my Mini-14 and can't afford an AR. I picked this up at a gun show for $350. Fired 60 rounds through it today with no malfunctions. The mags are those converted Russian ones. They work fine as long as you don't load more than 10rounds. I had heard this was true with these mags. I could see when loading it, after the eleventh round, the cartirdge angle is thrown off, so I just loaded 10 at a time.
I am going to have to get some East German mags for her.(may have to mortgage the house for those) She shoots well and is more accurate than the Mini, which aint hard to do.
I shot some silhouette targets with it today at 50, 100, and 200. All were in the kill zone with some verticle stringing caused by me playing with the site picture. I flushed the site sometimes, then put it about half way down, then bottomed it out. Hits were still in the zone, so I'm confident I can hit with it if need be, even in a semi rapid fire situation. Not bad considering the AK sites, which are crude at best.
The trigger group on these is U.S. made I believe, and it is the nicest, light, crisp, tirgger I have ever felt on an Ak type rifle. A little slack, but not much.
She has the scope rail on the side, so I am planning on a weaver rail and Red Dot after I stock up on mags. The I can try to shoot some groups and see how accurate it really is. I shot about 1 1/2 at 50, beyond that any error was caused by me not being able to see the actual bullseye well. Still, center mass is repeatable out to 200 even with open sites and probably to 300, but our local range is only 200 yds so I'll have to test that some other time.