Need some help with rifle selection.
I'm a college student, and as such I don't have much money to throw around. I was looking around for a semi-auto rifle that's cheap and reliable. My first thought was the SKS, but they've shot up in price and now hover between 300-400 US dollars, which is double my available budget. I have a mosin-nagant, which is a beauty, but really slow firing and the 5-round clip is a hassle.
Any thoughts from the community on a gun that fits these parameters? Cheapness and reliability are the two real deciding factors. If AK's were $200, I'd be buying one of them!