In my training to be a police instructor, optimum range was considered to be 15 yards and max was 25. (with 00 buck)
With slugs, 50. (100 with a rifled barrel)
The nation that will insist on drawing a broad line of demarcation between the fighting man and the thinking man is liable to find its fighting done by fools and its thinking done by cowards.
I remember buying my sks before the first ban. I think I paid 200 bucks new out of the crate at my lgs. :-D
I paid $250 for my first crate of SKS rifles. I sold them for $50 each and made good money. The reason for AWB is to control competition. Do you really think those idiots in DC care about your safety or the good of the country? If you do I must question your sanity.
Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety - Plato