I am thinking about getting a SKS but I really like the idea of getting a AK. So I am wondering if a AK will do what I need. I am wanting to rifle to hunt coyotes, plink at the range and in case SHTF. SKS I hear it is pretty good up to 150-200 yards. Guessing I won't need much more that 100-150 yards. What about the AK how far can I hit a foot ball size target. Both take same round, and it is about the same as a 30-30 so should put down anything I run into. I hear it is harder to mount a scope on the SKS (or might just cost more) I am finding SKS for $300 but I hear they can go lower. How about the AK what range am I looking at? Both are rugged and should stand up to anything I will be throwing at it.