The WASR 10/63 AK can put 4 out of 5 shots on a steel plate at 230 yards, and you better believe it!
Hickok45, as this YouTube user is known, has one hell of an eye for open sight shooting with an AK. If there is any doubt about it you can just watch him do it.
When a guy has an eye like that and a calm, steady hand, be glad he’s only shooting at a steel plate target. This guy can shoot better than you. The only man that can shoot better than him was the “American Sniper.”
WASR is an acronym for Wassenaar Arrangement Semiautomatic Rifles, such as the Romanian series WASR 10/63 AK. In the past, WASR series rifles had an issue with “trigger slap” which was a result of the bolt ramming back into the trigger upon firing causing sometimes severe pain in the shooter’s trigger finger. In 2007 the problem was solved when Century International Arms began installing the TAPCO intrafuse AK G2 triggering group; look for the “TAPCO USA G2” stamp on the trigger housing.
Call me crazy, but after a lifetime of judging distance, especially on the golf course, that looks like a 200+ yard shot! And with open sights! I sure hope this guy is an instructor somewhere. Listen carefully at the 25 second mark for the first tell-tale “ting” of the distant target followed by three more.
That’s good shootin’, mister.