WASR is not Chinese. I wonder if that is the difference?I put 30 rounds inside the 9 ring of a silhouette target with 16 in a 6" shoot n see from 175 yards with my WASR with aftermarket tritium irons a few years ago. I was resting it on the windowsill of a box blind that was next to the range area at my hunting property. I thought that was terrible accuracy for a rifle, apparently I should have taken pictures.
About 3 feet.
Funny, but the US department of defense didn't bother to consult you before they tested the AK 47. Man, I sure hate to see my tax dollars wasted when the US military doesn't take advantage of Craftsman's wisdom, with the U.S. Army wasting all our time by testing AK 47's in slow and accurate fire out to long ranges of a few hundred meters and deeming which weapons to be acceptable in performance because they will successfully hit enemy soldiers out to a few hundred yards.Lighten up, Francis.
..Together, they may have been effective to 300-400 yards under ideal conditions, but only as a group. That does not mean an individual weapon is effective at that distance. Slow, aimed fire at longer ranges or even quick semi-automatic fire just isn't in the playbook...
Per Wiki: "While the effective range of the .45-70 on individual targets was limited to about 1,000 yards (915 m) with either load, the heavier bullet produced lethal injuries at 3,500 yards (3,200 m). At those ranges, the bullets struck point-first at a roughly 30 degree angle, penetrating three 1-inch (2.5 cm) thick oak boards, and then travelled to a depth of eight inches (20 cm) into the sand of the beach. It was hoped the longer range of the .45-70-500 would allow effective volley fire at ranges beyond those normally expected of infantry fire."If that were true, what would be the effective range of a firearm chambered for the .45-70 Gov't cartridge?