Re: M1 or sks for deer and hogs???
All across rural Alaska, locals use old military guns for subsistence hunting. Reason is they are cheap. Many a moose, caribou, and bear have brought fresh meat back to the cache; killed with old military guns. The latest gun to hit Ak is the MOsin Nageant, they sell for $107 and people leave them in cabins; not worried about theft at that price.