I went thru my ar stage spent a lot of money only to find out I enjoyed shooting my SKS a lot more than the many AR's I had. The fact that I've been shooting this SKS for 25 years may have had something to do with It. As well as the cheap ammo. 2 years ago I bought a CZ 527 carbine in 7.62x39 and love It. these two rifles are just about all I shoot now. My other 3 cf rifle's ( 45-70, 7mm08, 30-30 ) don't see much range time. So I would agree thats some good advice.