I've shot 4 whitetail deer with my Romanian SAR1 and I am not done counting. Yes, use the 10 rd. mag lest other hunters (especially non hunters, too) scoff at you. It's extremely short and light and packs a wallop; perfect for hunting in a tree stand or blind. I'd recommend one for a youngster or geezer alike; or anyone who doesn't feel like carrying a 10 pounder thats 4 feet long around all day. The regulations for hunting rifles in Wisconsin seem to be tailored to the AK for it clears the minimum barrel length by about an inch and the minimum for overall length by another inch.
Mine is peculiar. If I pull the trigger slowly enough, two rounds will go off.