FNG / Fresh Meat
- Nov 5, 2011
Yeah. From my long-ago experiences in the service, hitting target in small grouping at 150 meters from prone position with AK-47 derivative is very easy. At 300 meters it becomes much more difficult. But even the latter is more due to the neglible amount of shooting range time administrative leftovers of a AA transportation battalion gets. Plus maybe I'm just not the greatest shot ever.Go to a rifle range, watch someone shooting a bench rested bolt action. Observe target. 90% of deviation is from the shooter, even the most ragged rifle is capable of far more accurate, repeatable shots than most people are aware. I can reliably hit what I aim at within a couple of inches at 250 yards and I'm no marksman. I only fire @ 10 rounds to dial in my scope before hunting once a year.
The shorter the barrel, the more deviation, but at the ranges in game 100-150m, it's negligible for any of the rifles, bolt or semi. Same for wind. In a controlled situation, it's really, really hard to miss a torso sized target at 100m.
From kneeling position shooting becomes distinctly harder and from standing up it's bit of a hit and a miss in comparison. Besides you should never-ever be shooting at someone who actually has a gun and shoots back standing up.
Personally I think the weapon accuracy is perfectly fine as is but sway is too little from not-prone position especially when winded/scared/knocked around..
Hitting beer cans with .22 rifle from 200 meters is fairly easy with sighted in rifle and a little bit of practise.