I really wish more guys would try good ammo and and at least a better iron sight on there guns. the accuracy on these is actually pretty good. All of my AK,s including my 12" pistol will shoot under 1.5" 5 shot groups with faactory barrels Good ammo (handloads) and trigger work. i have several rifles in various caliburs including 7.62x39 with non original barrels that will shoot under 3/4" and a couple that have shot under^^^ ammo does have alot to do with it but i'm sure you'll get better as you plink more and focus on the getting the best accuracy out of the rifle and the ammo that you use.
I've alway's felt AK accuracy was not as bad as some say and not as good as one would wan't after all it isn't an AR and it does it's intended job very well.
great looking build, certainly more tlc went into it than my 1st Romy G build!
1/2". my varmit build will put 10 shots into a 1.5" group at 200 yards as fast as I can shoot it and aim it properly. the bolt, carrier, and reciver are nothing special.
I have shoot Praire dogs out to 250 yards with a 7.62x39 12.25"stock barrel pistol. it has big scope and trigger work nothing else.
IMOO the poor accuracy reputation claims come from guys that initaly shot cheap $1.50 box crap surplus and wolf type ammo using the poor combat quick aquire sights and the millitary extreamy bad trigger designed for full auto usage.
Comparing a Basterised full auto, rereciverd, cobate weapon to a commercaily made AR 15 bassed weapon is really not a apples to apples comparison. A large percentage of AR,s dont have a military chamber they have a 223 chamber that is made clearanced for non combare useage they have triggers way better than the original m16. most have some upgrade of the original sighting system and there is much better ammo in 223 avaliable. You dont hear many AR owners bragging about the accuracy of there rifles with a light original m16 barrel, shooting original sights and using wolf or other steel cassed ammo. You sure the hell dont here them bragging about the accuracy shooting a 5.45 upper or a 7.62x39 upper even though those uppers all have tighter than AK spec chambers.
The whole Its a AK its not susposed to be accurate line has done nothing but hurt this gun in the eyes of sportsmen and law makers as the commonly heard reply is there not good foranything but killing people.
A AK based rifle can do anything a AR Bassed rifle can if set up properly.
There are likely 50 companys making accurate custom barrels and uppers for the AR so these rifles get good reviews. and there is a endless amount of dodads to help there accuracy. The AK has pretty much no commercial support for a custom target barrel and there is still not a decent scope mount on the market that is any good and at last count there were two adjustable trigger for the gun that are so so in performance.
with the number of Barreless lits coming on the market I am truely supprised that there is not any companys selling custom target barrels and barrel componets to fit those them. with a $125 barrelless kit and a barrel made from a decent quality blank a very accurate AK can be built for around $450 or less that will out shot most $650 AR,s with the cheaper barrels and componets.
Hell my AMD pistol will out shoot my fancy remington 700 30-06 at 100yards when shooting remington ammo.