how can Simonov's SKS be a knockoff when it was in service before the Kalashnikov was invented however you are correct in saying the two should not be compared the SKS is more accurate than the AK, the SKS has nice looking all wood stock when the AK has a cheap stamped sheet metal receiver it takes more skill to shoot an SKS because you have to aim at your target instead of spraying lead at it and an SKS is legal for anyone to own when a full auto AK is not, you can hunt with an SKS, see how far they throw you under the jail if you try to hunt anything with an AK parts for an SKS are more abundant and the SKS is more versatile firearm than the AK the SKS can be used as a tactical weapon or a sporting weapon the Ak has only one purpose, Anti Personnel
about the only thing the same between the two firearms is the gas system which Simonov designed.
as far as military service the AK is a more superior firearm than the SKSbut as far as availability to the vast public the SKS is superior over the AK.
I like both equaly just wanted to rattle your chains a little
Originally Posted by R3c0n5n1p3r
An sks is nothing compared to the ak designed by makial a Sks is in my opinion a cheap nock off that is poop to a real ak and they insult ak rifles with their looks the 2 should Never be compaired .