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For a fun rifle to mostly do target shooting with should i go for the sks or an AK? I was initially thinking an AK but the SKS is hard to pass up for the price. Opinions?
 

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I like my SKS. Of course, the internal mag they come with might be of benefit if a ban passes those fools in DC.
 

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Pure fun. AK.
 

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The SKS has a milled receiver and a little longer barrel. It's a littler heavier and a bit more solid than the AK.

The AK has a stamped receiver and tolerances are not as tight when compared to the SKS.
 

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Tolerances are as tight. But the AK has more clearances.
 

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I find that my SKS allows me to reach out and touch something at longer ranges due to the slightest longer length in sight radius. And it is a hoot to shoot, feels a lot more rifle-like than my AKs.

Not ready to ditch my AKs, but the SKS would be the next-to-last of the 7.62x39 guns to go.
 

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I sold the one and only AK I ever had. Don't miss it one bit. Can't say the same about my SKS. No comparison between the two for me. In fact, I am planning on picking up another SKS. But I am glad there are those that like the AK's more, because that leaves more SKS's for me. :)
 

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I too prefer my
SKS.
My AK seems more like a novelty gun.
I am talking about mine, semi-auto.
Although a friend, a viet nam VET.
says the AK will shoot through a tree.
 

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What's a reasonable going price for an SKS these days? I'm not worried too much about the stock..if it's in really bad shape I'll just replace it.
 

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What's a reasonable going price for an SKS these days? I'm not worried too much about the stock..if it's in really bad shape I'll just replace it.
Century has SKS's for $299. The stock is a p.o.s if you ask me. But other than that the barrel and the guts of it are just fine. Just needs a bit of elbow greese and bullets will fly. Having shot an AK47 and an SKS. I think the SKS is better with my SKS I can reach out further and it has better accuracy plus if you have no mags an AK is about a useful as a club whilst an SKS if you have no stripper clips just load them in by hand. Mind you the AK47 I shot was a true Assault Rifle as in it was selective fire had a semi automatic, fully automatic, safe positions. I couldn't get a lot of the shots on target with the AK though.
 

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Personally I prefer the SKS but either firearm will get the job done for you.
 

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Century has SKS's for $299.
You can still find them for $299. Just have to look around
My two LGS, last I was in, didn't have any in-stock. I think the only place I could find them other than the internet would be at Gun Shows. I'm not afraid to haggle the price but I don't want to offend them with a ridiculous counter offer. I guess my bottom line question is; How much is too much, in your opinion, to pay for an average condition SKS?
 

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I've had both over five years and each has its place. But if I could only have one I'd keep my AK. It's way too much fun!
 
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