Range Report - SKS and AK's
Over the past couple of months I've acquired a few new firearms, but with my work schedule (3 weeks out, 1 week home) I hadn't had a chance to get to the range and give them a good once over. For pics, check THIS thread.
It also gave me an opportunity to take my brother to the range, since he'd never shot before. Started him out with my .357 snubbie loaded with .38. After the first couple of cylinders, he wanted to step up to .357. I had already warned him it would be a bit, um, different :image035:, and I managed to get his first shot on video (if anyone knows a decent free program to convert MPEG4 to WMV or AVI, please let me know). His reaction was priceless! Then we swapped out, and he shot my Glock 27 a few times. After we put hundred or so rounds through each, we headed to the rifle range.
Now on to the range report.
First was the Yugo SKS. What a great rifle! Offhand shots at 50 yards with a B27B target were consistently within the 9 ring (with a flyer in the 8 ring every now and then :embarassed:). Next was the AK pistol. It was pretty much a point and shoot. I was checking the functionality more than the accuracy. THAT is fun to shoot! had a couple of misfeeds, but upon review (video was rolling again) it was due to limp wristing, which tends to happen when trying to use the sights on the little beast. Then to the WASR underfolder. It shot a little low at first, but after adjustment, offhand groups were similar to the SKS with the flyers a little more frequent. Of course, the most important thing is all shots were in the black. Next time, I'll shoot the pistol at the 25 yd rifle range to try and measure some accuracy. It will have to be after I add a single point sling so I can form a more rigid shooting platform. In total, we put about 100 rounds through the SKS, 100 through the WASR, and 50 through the pistol. We had 3 malfunctions (all failure to fire) with the SKS (primer was punched, but the round didn't fire), but all 3 were from the same box of ammo (Wolf Military Classic 124gr HP). The WASR was flawless, aside from a couple of issues with magazine insertion (problem fixed with a file once I got home). All in all, it was a good day with a cease fire at 11:40 so we could turn around and see the space shuttle going up.