"look's like crushed beer cans and Orange crate, shoot's like Star Wars." I was talking to a guy who was buying some 7.62X39MM at a chain sporting good's store and I mentioned I had a couple AK's and SKS's and we got into a good discussion about the AK's. He had more than a few and liked the WASR a lot and liked the Chinese AKS better. He told me that he had a Chinese import that had better than 40,000 rounds through it. He said he once fired it for a whole year without cleaning or lubing it. He guessed 2 to 3 thousand rounds worth. He admitted he could not do very well with it past 350 yards, but under that, with the original sights he could ring a steel target every time. He had a WASR set up with a 'scope that would do it at 600 yards. My own feeling is that I prefer the Colt AR hands down, but I wouldn't feel too bad with my AK or MAK 90.