Hi fellow SKS owner, I would like to hear more about your bugout plan in FL.....that's a tough place (read and respond!)
Interestingly enough I have a Yugo SKS (Yugoslavian PAP M59/66) as well, and partly due to my being left handed as well. My home to bugout
area/holdout area is vastly different than that of Florida. There is no question in my mind Florida would be hornet's nest. (Funny thing is my wife
wants to apply for a job in northeast FL!)
The reason I choose an SKS is:
1.)Rugged and economical
2.)Easy to clean and disassemble
3.)It is INTIMIDATING if close enough to see (bayonet, etc)....think: non-threating encounters if someone is casing you.
4.)Ammo is fairly common, not the most common....up in price because of Iraq/Afghanistan.
5.)Obviously it is a combat CARBINE, and not a recreational/hunting rifle, it is PURPOSE BUILT.
Now, I am in the minority here but my second purchase I will be making soon will be a Marlin .22 semiautomatic rifle.
1.)Rounds can be re-rounded, and are easily found and traded for, a commidity round.
2.)You can easily with a homemade reloader, reload 13 rounds in less than 5 seconds.
3.)It is economical and fairly reliable.....great hunting rifle...a woman or child can handle it.
FL is beyond the means of even most of us sturdy ATS types. Intimidating to some Im sure....
Considering that the main population base is in the south, and the vast majority of people have only one avenue of movement, up the pennisula to the
north; that will be a HUGE mess. In fact share with us, without giving away your tacticals, your plan.....I am curious because I understand Florida
has its share of folks you wouldn't want around yoru family.
I guess for me here in Nebraska, my hold out is 200 miles away and there is nothing between there and my homecity but a few towns of mostly friendly