Why 7.62×39 Sucks. Allegedly.

YouTube commentator Daniel Michnewich is not happy with this video: “So this is wrong on many levels. First you don’t see how far the targets are. He just says they are 300 yds or over. Not to mention that the bullet drop from the ‘rainbow’ effect by taking one step back is not significant while shooting at a human shaped target. Taking a AK sighted for 300m and taking a shot at 325m (assuming a muzzle velocity of 730m/s, 122g ammo, max range of 2300m) the drop of the bullet will be 10.4 cm. So let’s say he went 1 m back from 300m the bullet would drop 4.16mm! That is insignificant for the typical AK shooter. I can stand two feet away from a target with an AK-74 and not hit a target if I don’t want to. Its called aiming!” Fair enough?


  1. avatar pwrserge says:

    Obvious April Fools trolling is obvious.

    1. avatar rlc2 says:

      Sum Ting Wong

  2. avatar Ben says:

    Uhhh. Am I missing something? Someone took that video literally?

    Hilarious, though. The bit about the poison.

  3. avatar Mark says:

    I love that video. “I wonder what Phuc is doing with my rifle.”

  4. avatar The Original JohnO says:

    Needs subtitles.

  5. avatar Cyrano says:

    The typical AK shooter can’t spell 300 meters lest shoot it.

    Let the flame war begin.

    1. avatar 16V says:


      Perhaps the phrase you meant to use was “…let alone…”.

    2. avatar int19h says:

      The typical AK shooter is a conscript in one of the numerous armies that still have it as a service rifle. And 300m is a typical maximum distance at which they will train to shoot – indeed, it’s the distance that the “direct shot” position on the rear sight is supposed to be reaching out to.

  6. avatar notaTTAGreg says:

    You’re doing it wrong if you’re taking this video seriously.

  7. avatar Nate The Great says:

    Isn’t the rainbow effect of a parabolic nature? You can’t just divide the 10.4 cm by 25 meters to get the per meter drop as the farther the bullet travels the faster it will drop. This shouldn’t make that big of a difference, but it’s still not a linear relationship. Unless I’m missing something

    1. avatar Greg says:

      You aren’t taking into effect the rotation of the earth, curvature of the horizon or the gravitational force of the moon.

      It’s like how if you try to shoot a 308 over 800yrds the bullet stops in mid air and drops to the ground. Everyone knows that.

      1. avatar Nate The Great says:

        I’m sorry your best subject isn’t mathematics. Unless you have something useful to contribute then move along. Your comments referring to the “rotation of the Earth”, “curvature of the horizon”, and ” gravitational force of the moon” to try to be a smartass just made you look like an idiot. Air drag and gravitational force of the Earth are not trivial when talking about the path of the bullet, which is what would give the bullet a parabolic trace in flight.

        1. avatar Curtis in IL says:

          Methinks Nate needs to lighten up just a bit.

          Or maybe to over the “The Truth About Physics” and talk about the coriolis effect amongst other folks who don’t understand sarcasm.

        2. avatar Nate The Great says:

          I never once mentioned the Coriolis effect. Methinks there were too many big words in my response for you to follow.

        3. avatar Ironhorse says:

          Some advice, Nate: Take the stick out of your rear.

        4. avatar Red in CO says:

          Nate, check his second sentence before getting all butt-hurt. It literally couldn’t be more obviously sarcastic.

      2. avatar Jim says:

        Always entertaining. My “thanks” goes to you gentlemen.

    2. avatar joe3 says:

      Angle of the dangle…

  8. avatar pdoggeth says:

    Don’t let satire bring out your ire.

    Enjoy the Phuc’in hilarious video, and FU (as in, Firepower United).

  9. avatar Pantera Vazquez says:


    Not the same………….
    Phuc it…….

  10. avatar Austin Knudsen says:

    For one of this guy’s more hilarious videos, YouTube search “fine motor skills, gross motor skills.” Then search 3 Gunner John McClain’s response video.

  11. avatar BillC says:

    Don’t, don’t, don’t ever read YouTube comments. That’s where thinking and intelligence goes to die.

    1. avatar Michael says:


  12. avatar Curtis in IL says:

    7.63 x 39 doesn’t suck.
    But the AK-47 does.

    1. avatar Aerindel says:

      The US has lost every war it ever fought against it….just saying.

      1. avatar The Dude Abides says:

        But we’ve won every battle we’ve fought against it.

        1. avatar 16V says:

          And which is more important again?

        2. avatar Dolphy says:

          So is this going to be like the Mosin, but only instead of fighting itself and winning every time, we win every battle but lose every time?

  13. avatar ptrog says:

    its click bait and yall fell for it

  14. avatar Andrew says:

    Next you’re going to tell me “suchka” isn’t a term of respect.

    1. avatar Ironhorse says:

      “Do ma” is the highest term of endearment, in Vietnamese…

  15. avatar Ironhorse says:

    Is Daniel serious or just bringing Poe’s Law to a new level?

  16. avatar NIBIRU says:

    Creed sucks!!!!!!! I hate you!!!! And I hate the band you like!!!!

  17. avatar mk10108 says:

    Unsolicited white guy racist comment of the day….Asians can’t drive a car, nor a gun, or speak English well.

    1. avatar 1911A1 says:

      Dat’s Engrish, you Round Eyed white devil…

  18. avatar Gabe says:

    His videos are great. LOL at the people taking this serious.

  19. avatar Mudshark says:

    . Three hundred meatrs, ha can too spell it!!!

    1. avatar Mudshark says:

      Oh. Ps.that was so funny lol,Who is that guy, lol

  20. avatar Milsurp Collector says:

    If the 7.62×39 was good enough for Serbs and Bosnians to peg each other with in the 90’s, it’s good enough for me to take out those evil watermelons. I’m pretty realistic about my sub-par marksmanship abilities, cheap steel-cased ’39 works just fine for me.

  21. avatar S.CROCK says:

    Did he actually destroy a perfectly fine ak? My heart is sad if he did. 🙁

    1. avatar Lowell says:

      How could you watch this and not recognize it as performance art?

    2. avatar Curtis in IL says:

      “perfectly fine ak”

  22. avatar jwm says:

    I know it’s not serious. Mkay. But I do like the 7.62×39. And the x54. Every once in a while I flirt with the idea of one of those CZ bolt guns in x39.

    1. avatar Timmy! says:

      I have to pry myself away from the one 7.62×39 CZ bolt gun I see from time to time at the gun show. Usually I’m broke as a joke and can’t buy it, but when I do have money it is ALWAYS on the first row of the show! (I can’t drop all my cash on the first row… the OCD won’t allow it.) By the time I’ve walked the whole place, I’ve either found something else and/or totally forgotten it was there.

  23. avatar =BCE56= says:

    Well I’m convinced. Off to the workshop now to saw up my 7.62X 39 AR.
    Back in a jiff!

  24. avatar =BCE56= says:

    Mission accomplished!

    In retrospect maybe I should have only sawed the upper…
    Damn it YouTube!

  25. avatar iCONOCLAST says:

    I not sure WTF I just saw.

  26. avatar John in Fayettenam says:

    If you get nothing else from the video, the reload at 5:08 is slick as greased banana peels.

  27. avatar samuraichatter says:

    Is he pulling a Chow or is that his speaking voice?

    1. avatar VF 1777 says:


  28. avatar VF 1777 says:

    What an interesting fellow, that Phuc.
    Defintely has some good AK skills.
    I’m not really lookin to shoot 7.62×39 for accuracy at 300 yards, let alone 301 😉
    But i get it, he really like his fie foe fie 😉

  29. avatar Mr. Woodcock says:


  30. avatar leo says:

    who is this? what?

  31. avatar docduracoat says:

    I love Phuc Long!
    I laugh my ass off every time he posts a new video.
    Great quotes from Phuc “contact rear!” (as he bends over and shoots behind him between his legs)
    “Leggo my eggroll”
    “Russians switched to polymer stock to save the environment”
    And “Okie dokie Artichokie”
    He sell t shirts on his web site

  32. avatar Ted says:

    Gotta be the funniest shooting vid ever posted. I particularly liked the ” poison bullet ” reference. Anyone who knows AKs at all can see the whole thing is a farce. Except the mans’ shooting and gun handling. No joke there, dude knows his shit!

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