The throwaway steel case offers a fantastic price point for this AK-74 round. The venerable battlefield round of light recoil profile and flat trajectories is available as a value priced round in a steel case, with a 60 grain hollow point projectile from TULA. This is the commercial production variant of the storied round that is famous for wounding opposing soldiers and having a tumbling, yawing projectile out past the strategically accurate ranges for the caliber. This is a perfect plinking round and short-range target round. It is a pleasure to shoot and the price point is incredibly low.
Yes this is a dirtier, smokier load than most other mainstream ammunition offerings, but it is not uncomfortably so. The adequate ballistics makes it a good short-range varmint round, especially for bigger animals like coyote, say, to 200 yards or maybe 250 yards. The accuracy of this ammunition isn’t amazing, but it is respectable. 2MOA is easily achievable in most mainstream firearms. The Berdan priming and the steel casing make this prohibitively time consuming to prepare and subsequently, not a very good candidate for reloading.
Review by Smokybob63
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