Back when I was in the Air Force in the early 90's SKS's were finding there way to just about every gun shop in the Rapid City SD area. A few of my fellow Airmen bought them and claimed there were great for the money and back then they were $99. I had no idea that they were as good as they were being new to shooting sports I passed on the opportunity. I went and bought a new Savage 110 30.06 which I loved but, I could have bought 3 SKS's and a ton of ammo for the same price!
The good old days!