Thanks for all the info you guys gave me a few weeks ago! I bought the Chinese SKS from my buddy and then ordered 1120 rounds on Stips, went to the range and WOW, what a blast. And I always thought you needed to spent big bucks on a new rifle! HE HE, the thing shoots pretty good and the stips load it very easy. Hey if I ever get pinned down in a heard of deer, I can use the bayonet to get out! Ran a few hurndred rounds thru it already and am having a great time! Thanks for the advice, now on to other cold war relics. Those Mosin-Nagants sound like Fun. THANKS!!!!!!