I had a 5.45x39 AK74 and I have a witness who can verify that many prairie dogs died with that thing (open / iron sights) from 100+ yards... out to a verified 240 yards. Just sayin' - it was a fun rifle, with the wire under folder stock, it fit in between the seat and console of my GMC Denali and made a good 'truck gun'.
Why? One inquires why? Because, AMERICA !!