Dont feel to bad about not shooting well with an SKS, they are known for not being really that accurate, they are fairly inexpensive, cheaply built, with a military surplus rifle, you get what you pay for.
Since I live in the middle of nowhere AK we dont have a recycling center and especially not one for electronics, so we dispose of them the fun with, at the hot end of a firearm.
Although not really an assault rifle, I have a stainless ruger mini-14 but with a 30round magazine, it has lots of firepower. A few notes about the mini-14, well at least mine, it is very loud, the short barrel makes that thing bark hard. At twilight the muzzle flash is impressive, more so than other guns I have seen shot at low light. The ejector is very efficent. It throws the spend casings well over 30 feet. Try not to have many people off to your right when shooting one, hot brass down someones shirt will ruin thier day.
ANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 738 times:
You'll enjoy shooting the AR-15 . . . if you have a decent, well cared for weapon and decent ammo, it will be fun. Almost no recoil, and easy to handle.
Perhaps he'll have one with a tactical sling on it - makes paying attention to rule #2 much easier . . . when done shooting: weapon on safe, let it hang. If the sling is properly attached you can't possibly cover anything with your muzzle . . . . except the ground.