This is not a pun towards anyone, but no matter what you do, that rifle will never be a "Sniper Rifle" it was never made for that. The AK, IMO, is a spray and pray rifle nothing else, even when Mr. Will, from RJF, took a Saiga put a bull barrel on it (308 rifle) it still only grouped about 3-3.5" I belive @100 yds. Don't get me wrong I thought it was a awesome job Will and the guys did on the weapon, I wish they had used a milled receiver.....
Ask any former or current soldier and they will tell you if you hear an AK you can look up and hunt for it, if you hear a SKS (milled receivers) do not peek.
Just my 2 cents......
I disagree. New, decent quality AKs can be quite accurate. Most of the time, the weapons that the US soldiers encounter in the field are old, have worn-out, past-life-expectancy barrels and are improperly operated by the people with very little training, as well as (commonly) uncorrected visions problems. The difference between milled and stamped is minimal. SKS' are just harder to wear out because they are not FA. I don't remember RJ mentioning the exact grouping that they got out of that "heavy" build on the show. Unless it was editing, it took the dude 3 shots to dial in on a human silhouette from 1000 yards. That's pretty damn good. 3-3.5" seems average for a regular S308 build. I've gotten much better groups when zeroing my scope using the good loads for the hunting season with my 19" chop down target crown build.
When I first began to shoot my S308 I was pretty disappointed with the groups, which were about 4-5". However, I didn't have any experience shooting semi-auto .308 and my groups began to tighten as I got used to the ergos, increased recoil and noise. I ended up being very pleased with the rifle's performance.
I'll finally be zeroing my Super 308 pretty soon here. I got a nice stockpile of ammo already and also, unlike the .223, 9 mm and 22LR, .308 is locally available and not too overpriced. So far, I've only shot some metal gongs and find the recoil to be pretty minimal. I not very impressed with the available range reports, but I am very curious as far as what I'll be able to get out out of my top mount Super. I consider myself to be a pretty damn good shot right now, so we'll see if the rifle if up to it.
Edited by SpetsnazGRU, 03 April 2013 - 03:24 PM.