I want a 7.62x39 for my next buy!! I was thinking either a ak47 or a sks. I know they are both great rifles but need alittle help. I like the fact that the sks has the long barrel to reach out an touch but the ak is smaller an lighter an just a more simple gun to operate!! Please share your opinions
Have had 2 Chinese SKS's for many years and in the last year picked up a Saiga Russian AK IN 7.62X39.
Like all 3 but have always been a fan of Mike Kalashnikov after having some close up and personal experience on both ends of one so I'm going with the AK47. :
I have an SKS but do not own an AK although I have shot several. I think the over all construction of the SKS is far better than any AK I have ever shot. Not that there are not some good ones out there, but for quality vs price I would go for the SKS. As said above it really depends on what you want to do with it. If you want to tac it out then go AK, If you want something that is a blast to shoot and will fire every time go for SKS.