I own several examples of both rifles types. I feel the SKS is generally more accurate. The Russian or Yugo SKS's are better made than a typical WASR AK. The advantage if the AK is mag cap, and for some a pistol grip stock. With the 922r issues aside you can use the Tapco 20 round mags in the SKS and they work very well. So you can if you like have detachable 20 round magazine for the SKS. I think its just what you as an individual like better since both are tough and hardy rifles that would serve you pretty well in a SHTF situation IMO.