Hunting with AK-74
The AK is a common weapon used in hunting, but it’s not without its flaws. For starters, the rifle doesn’t have high levels of accuracy and can be difficult to find when you need more than 150 yards up close or far away from your target
The 7.62×39 round rocks along pretty nicely at closer ranges thanks largely due an excellent trigger finger placement; however there are some drawbacks like bad ammo quality which causes issues with shot grouping for varying distances over 250 yds.
The limitations of the 7.62×39 round mean that you’ll have better luck with a pistol or hunting rifle when trying to kill the game than your standard AR-15 style firearm. It’s also worth noting that this handgun caliber won’t do well against medium sized animals at ranges over 150 yards, so keep them under 100 if possible!
Optics options for AK variants are pretty bad. Their often very clunky and sit very, very high. That’s why it’s important to choose the best ak red dot while hunting.
Pros and Cons of hunting with AK-74 or other type of AK firearms
People tend to get very upset taking an AK hunting as with most “assault-style” rifles. But I’ve hunted several times with my AK with varying degrees of success.
Here are the limitations:
- AKs don’t have a high degree of inherent accuracy, but they are accurate enough if you plan on hunting under 150 yards. Due to a combination of ammo quality and the inherent gun design, the groups can be larger than what many hunters are used to.
- The 7.62×39 round is ballistically similar to one of the most popular hunting rounds, but it suffers from poor quality control in Russian ammo that can hold even worse groups than American-made guns are used too!
- The optics options for AK variants are pretty bad. Be sure to choose the best ak red dot while hunting.
Semi-Auto SK and AK pattern rifles certainly are and can be used for hunting within the limitations of the 7.62×39 cartridge. Given that the ballistics and energy of the 7.62×39 is close enough to the .30–30 cartridge – one of the most popular cartridges ever used for midsize game hunting in the US – there is absolutely no reason to not use any rifle chambered for it for mid-size game and/or hogs within 100m or so.
That said, I prefer firearms made in 7.62x54R. Better range, more energy. But that’s just me.
So Can you hunt with AK-74?
The answer is yes, you can hunt with an AK-74. In fact, many people do. The AK-74 is a perfectly capable hunting rifle. It is powerful but it also has some downsides.
There are a few things to keep in mind if you are planning on hunting with an AK-74. First of all, make sure that you are familiar with the gun and how it works. This is especially important if you are new to hunting or firearms in general. Familiarize yourself with the safety features and make sure that you understand how to operate the gun before heading out into the field.
Another thing to keep in mind is that the AK-74 is a bit on the heavy side. This can make it difficult to carry for long periods of time. If you are planning on hunting for extended periods, make sure that you have a comfortable way to carry the gun. A good backpack or chest rig can help take some of the weight off of your shoulders.
Finally, remember that the AK-74 is a powerful rifle. It is capable of taking down large game animals. Make sure that you are familiar with your target before taking the shot. Remember to practice safety at all times and always use proper protective gear when handling firearms.
With these things in mind, the AK-74 can be an excellent choice for a hunting rifle. It is accurate, powerful, and reliable. If you are looking for a good hunting rifle, the AK-74 should definitely be on your list.
What do you think? Have you ever gone hunting with AK-74? Let us know in the comments below! And don’t forget to check out our other blog posts for more hunting tips and tricks. Happy hunting!