Since I got the SKS the wheels have been turning to get an AK. I really really like the accuracy and durability of the SKS so far and just like the overall feel of the way that caliber shoots. I have an AR as well, and I have to say the SKS is just as fun to shoot. I would like to get an AK that is pretty basic but quality. I don't think I will have much interest in changing it up very much. I can tac out my AR so I plan to keep the AK pretty basic. What do I need to know before buying? I jumped the gun on my AR and got a Bushmaster without shopping around. I have since found out that the BM is at the lower end of quality at that price point although I have put about 1000 steel rounds through it without a problem at all. Do they break down as easily as the SKS for cleaning? How much should I spend?