AK/ Bushnell Trophy dot range report (pics)

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  1. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    I have a Romanian SAR3, an AK in 5.56NATO. I liked the gun and felt it had more accuracy potential than the open sights allowed.
    So after shopping around, I decided to go with the Bushnell 1x32 mil-dot scope...consumer reviews were pretty strong on it and its $200 price matched up well for this gun.
    The general opinion is it's well built and tough, holds zero and has a generous field of view with a sharp T reticle with adjustments for low light, green or red.
    I used the Ultimak gas tube rail as a mount, it's solid.

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    At the range, I started at 50yrds first, to get on paper and dial in the scope. I started out rough and required a bore sight- not easy with the parallax created by 2.5" + over the bore line.
    Luckily, the rangemaster got on me on the paper, 5" left POA on the first shot, so I went from there getting things dialed....I used Wolf crappy 62gr FMJ for this, then switched to better Turkish made brass cased 62gr ammo once I was more consistent.

    My last couple efforts at 50yrds got me a few fair 5 shot groups with the Wolf posting 2.5" and the Turkish stuff a decent 1.5" group, right on the money. The 'dot' can't be more than 2MOA, so despite having no magnification, it enabled a bit more precision than what one might expect from dot scopes.

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    I felt ready to move out to 100yrds. I knew the parallax would probably affect POI/POA dramatically at 100yrds, it did, I was about 8" high. Used what was left of the turks to dial in at 100yrds.
    At the cease fire, I put up the square shoot-n-C target over the old bullseye, and broke out my Hornady TAP 75gr ammo.
    Someone suggested I reheat the barrel before going to paper, so two rounds went in the backstop....dunno if that mattered or not.
    The remaining 18 TAP's went into a 6" group, listing left of center, and throwing out the two worst fliers (and some did 'fly', my fault) had 16 into 4".
    Again, no magnification, dot scope and a gritty trigger. Not bad, really.

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    I'll continue to mess with this setup and see what different loads yield as far as accuracy goes, but the gun seems pretty decent so far.
     
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  2. steve1911

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    looks good.


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  3. Surt

    Surt Jötunn-Kin

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    How's that forward mounting doing for your eyes?
     
  4. deadite

    deadite Groovy.

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    I have a Bushnell Trophy red-dot on my Ruger Mark II and love it.

    Nice shooting!! :)

    deadite
     
  5. TylerDurden

    TylerDurden Viva Hate CLM

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    Not bad. What's the rate of twist on that barrel?
     
  6. awpk03s

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    Very nice. I had that exact setup on my AK.
     
  7. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    Pretty sure it's a 1 in 9


    Surt,

    The forward mount works OK with this scope, eye relief is no issue. I won't as far as to say it's ideal, but I have no problem picking up the target quick and it definitely helps with precision over the irons.
     
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  8. eddief4

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    very nice set up! that's a good gun to do it too.


    wasn't there a company that made a holographic sight for the AK, that goes in exchange of the rear site?:headscratch:
     
  9. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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