Looking for a cheap but reliable rifle for hunting season, but one that would also be somewhat useable for a SHTF senario as the price of a slug barrel for my shotgun is as much as an entirely new rifle.
Due to cost I have it down to the SKS in 7.62x39 or the the Nagant in the 7.62X54.
However I know very little about these guns except that they are Russian and like most Russian guns will outlast a world war or three.
So, does anybody have either of these or both?
How are their acccuracy? Compareable to an AK? or superior?
Is it easy to mount a scope or do I have to get creative?
What is a good price for either, last gun show looked like I could get the SKS for about $85 for a beat up outside but pristine inside one. Is that a good price?
Also I am left handed so does the SKS eject far enough away for me to not be pegged by hot brass?
Would you consider the 7.62X39 to be effective against med/large game? or is it a bit on the smallish side?
Looking to make shots around the 200-300 yard range with a scope if that helps, and I am planning on at least attempting to take 2 deer and possibly a bear (if i feel frisky)
Thank you for any assistance.