I'm thinking of getting an AR or AK type rifle. I'm not a fan of 5.56. I'm considering either 7.62 NATO or 7.62 x 39. I don't have a lot of rifles. I want something I'll enjoy shooting at the range, but I can also rely on if the SHTF. Given a 100 M shot or less, I'd like to be able to venison on the table too. My price point is $1200 (do I need to add "or less"?). I had an SKS a few years ago. I suppose they vary a lot. That one was fun to shoot, but my 10 mm pistol was more accurate. I sold the SKS. Many of you guys have a wealth of experience in the rifle space. Do you have rifle suggestions? Does anyone have experience with both calibers and maybe some view of advantages of one over the other? How about guns to avoid? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!