You COULD hunt with it. The 7.62x39 is about equal to the .30-30 As for the rifle itself, I'm sure most of them will shoot minute of dead out to 100 yards. It would be a pretty unruly thing to pack around the woods with that nasty high capacity banana clipazine sticking out though.
my buddy was laughing his arse off when I showed up for a coyote hunt with a Mak-90. i put a 5 rd mag in it. the longest view we have where we hunt is 120 yards.
Picked up a foxpro spitfire monday, so this weekend a coyote is gauranteed to taste my commie fury.