First time poster, but I have read the forums numerous times. I am looking for some advice on some shooting issues I have been having with my Saiga 7.62x39.
Trying to sight in my rifle I started at 25 yrds. Had trouble holding a zero but got a 2 in group and moved to 50.
At 50, I was having issues keeping rounds on a 6 in paper plate, with some rounds not registering. My friend and I tried loading one round at a time in the mag and noticed an improvement. The second and subsequent shots out of the mag were widely scattered. One round in the mag, hand cycled produced a less than 2 in group.
At 100 yrds, we had the same issues. Full mag produced a horrendous grouping. One round out of the mag, hand cycled produced a better group on a 3 x 3 target of printer paper, but there were "missing" rounds that did not hit even the over large target.
My question is, what would cause this. Single rounds out of the mag always produced better groups, about where I would expect them to be. Shooting from a full mag, produced issues starting with the first round cycled by the shot. Also, at 100 yrds, some rounds were not hitting a paper target of over 20 in square.
FYI: I used both WOLF ammo and Federal. Federal was slightly more accurate, but not overly so. Experienced "missing" rounds with both.
I used both iron sights and a POSP scope. Results were the same for both.
Thanks in advance!!