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I have a nephew, who is SF, weapons expert, range master etc... and I always run questions like this by him. I actually asked about the very piece and he said they aren't really known for there accuracy. Still a nice piece...and I am very partical to Ruger Hawkeyes/MarkII's for their hunting rifles.
7.62x39mm- about as hard to go wrong with it as a .45 acp in pistols.
In some, older AK's no, you wont be shooting olympic match-grade accuracy, Ruger and newer AK-types, somewhat better. But for what it is ,and what it's designed to do- put the BG down with authority, it should do just fine.
Considering one myself-but havent seen any locally for under $600-700.
I bought one back in 1994 about 10 days after having purchased a Mini-14. Both were wood furniture with stainless steel parts... iron sights and no scopes. I sold the Mini-14 after I bought an Armalite AR15 carbine.
My Mini-30 is one of only three rifles I have ever owned that did not need any sight adjustments right out of the box, new. I have shot clay pigeons on a dirt berm at 105 yards from a rest with this rifle. I will not sell my Mini-30.
Oh, I paid $379 for the Mini-14 and $399 for the Mini-30, both brand new.