a hit rate, longer range, costs 1/3rd as much, practice ammo costs 10% as much. Corbon's 150 gr SP for the .30 AK rd is 2400 fps, 1900 ft lbs. No lever action 45-70 can hit again in less .40 second, and the sks most definitely can hit again in .20 second. With steel-jacketed ball, the sks has many times as much penetration as does the 45-70, too. All you have to do is fire twice as much, with the mag stagger-loaded with such ball ammo and Cor-Bon SP ammo. Some people are just stupid enough to BELIEVE all that old bs about this obsolete old pos gun and load.