Re: I'm a young buyer looking into buying a decent semi-automatic rifle.
I'll second the garand but it will cost more up front and the ammo is more than a sks. I have had a few of everything and now have a sks, and a DPMS sportical AR. I really like my yugo sks but remember the sks is a little long. I think they are the most gun for the $. They just work forever. I mainly buy from buds gun shop.com. No taxes unless you live in KY & free shipping. Just choose a ffl to transfer to. There prices are hard to beat if buying new. My AR cost $629 after background and everything and it has really impressed me. I've got about &350 into my sks including tapco stock and 30 round mags. Good luck with your decision