I agree with the above post. You'd be better off forgetting both and getting a CMP Garand.
The Garand will be a much better "range gun", its more accurate, its as if not more reliable then the SKS.
Take them both to the range. You'll get higher scores at 1000 yards with the Garand then you can get at 300 yards with the SKS.
I've had an SKS, I've shot SKS's, I just can't seem to come up with any advantage the SKS has over the Garand.
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