Killing It with AK Iron Sights!

Killing It with AK Iron Sights – simpleย tips for zeroing and shooting AK with Iron Sights effectively up to 300 yds without changing anything! You will also learn how to improve your shooting with Irons.

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22 responses to “Killing It with AK Iron Sights!”

  1. Chuck Avatar

    Rob hope you see this. Thank you for this video. As someone who is the first in there family to use ak pattern rifle its a steep lerning curve. This helped a lot. Used this info to up stage brothers ar.

  2. Ethan Avatar

    I had tried using a KNS Precision Front Sight Post to improve my accuracy with Irons at longer distances. Hasn’t worked. This video has really helped me connect with my targets at 100+ yards. Thanks again, Rob, for what you do!

  3. lewis Avatar

    Rob, you’re great. We luv your wisdom. Focusing on the front site post only is very cool. But for me the rest of the video made no frogging sense at all. If I’m aiming at the bottom of a 100 yard target with my rear slide all the way back, do the bullets automatically jump up? Or am I only AIMING at the bottom and moving up into the target to shoot. Again, your wisdom and insight with our favorite rifle is invaluable.

    1. Rob Ski Avatar
      Rob Ski

      Lol, ok. You have to zero your rifle at 100yds with rear sight post all the way back in P position. Your point of aim (POA) will be bottom edge of target. Your point of impact (POI) will be actually 7″ from your point of aim. So, you are zeroing it with offset of 7″. Please let me know if you have any questions.

  4. Prescott Avatar

    Rob, I understand that the bullets will impact at about 7″ above the point of aim at 100 and 300 yards. Where will the bullets impact at 25 and 50 yards? And with this zero will you ever move the slider on the rear leaf sight?

    1. Rob Ski Avatar
      Rob Ski

      Almost dead on, it will be maybe 1″ higher (not even) at 25yds. I didn’t check it at 50yds…

  5. Lewis Avatar

    Hey Rob. Thanks for your reply to my AK newbie ignorance a few days ago. Three weekends at the range and 700 rounds later everything came together with my 1st AK. While plinking plates at 200 yds with rear site on P and exclaiming ” f****** zero!” (funny looks from AR gangs on my sides) I realized that targeting and shooting an AK is as simple as the rifle itself. Practice paid off. Btw, this is with a high end rifle with ” canted cosmetics “, out of the box and no adjustments. Thank you AKOU4774……………. I love the smell of exploding tulas on a Sunday morning! ( I don’t mind you not posting that last part or any of this if you don’t want to.)

    1. Rob Ski Avatar
      Rob Ski

      Awesome! It makes me happy to hear feedback like this!

  6. John Avatar

    Rob, nice video. I think lots of non-military shoots don’t understand the concept of battle sight zero, that is why shooters constantly adjust and readjust their sights. The battle sight zero concept is to simply be able to hit torso shots on your target from 0 to 300 yards without moving the sight from the P position – not to consistently hit the bulls eye of a target. The bullet trajectory will cause the POI to vary with range (either above or below the POA depending on the distance to the target) as you pointed out. We are not trying to hit the center bulls eye, just in the torso area without having to worry about constantly adjusting the rear sight.

    Keep up the good work and thanks for making my AK fun to shoot again.

  7. mario Avatar

    Hey Rob. Any thoughts on the micro draco AK 47 being turn into a SBR and it’s accuracy ?

  8. Tom Avatar

    Rob, great video! How many inches is it for an AK74? Or does it matter with combat sighting, just sight it in the same?


    1. Rob Ski Avatar
      Rob Ski

      If you will zero 5.45×39 at 25 meters it will be good to 300 meters

  9. Kevin76239 Avatar

    I used to wonder should the back sight be slid back all the way or placed in the first notch where it sits down in the groove but lots of shooting has answered that question.

  10. Rickie Avatar

    To be clear the poa is the same at 100, 200, and 300 yards? Thank you Rob, you do a fantastic job.

    1. Rob Ski Avatar
      Rob Ski

      Yes, just do that offset correctly, at least 8″

  11. Patrick Avatar

    Hey Rob I started wanting to become more informed about an rifles about months ago when I bought my c39 v2 based on your review. Honestly I have to say I love your videos and have learned a lot from them. You really helped answer all my fundamental questions before I ever made a gun purchase. If Rob says it’s good I’m buying it… Simple as that. Haha! I love AKs, I’m completely hooked I have shot a lot of AR style weapons but I will only buy AK variants from now on. Thank you so much for your time and effort!!!

  12. Mike Avatar

    At 50 yards with sight on p
    I’m hitting 12 inches low

    1. Rob Ski Avatar
      Rob Ski

      Adjust front post

      1. Gamer Avatar

        If using laserbore sight at 50 yards you want the laser on top of the front post like a lollipop?

        1. Rob Ski Avatar
          Rob Ski

          Yes, but check it out at real range anyhow. There are many errors you can make with commercial grade laserbores

  13. David O Avatar
    David O

    Rob what would be the most effective way or distance to zero my new ak polish pistol sights. Idea is for home defense. Maybe longer distances surrounding house.I’ve put 40 rds through it it needs to be Zeroed out for closer shots. What would you recommend? Thanks Dave

    1. Rob Ski Avatar
      Rob Ski

      25 yards POA = POI. Done. No need to go crazy here.

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