I've heard from a couple of friends and a co-worker that the SKS can and does make a decent, rifle for hunting deer. When I asked one friend about upgrades that I assumed he had on his SKS, he kind of surprised me when he said he got his Yugo SKS from SOG and took it hunting the next day with no upgrades whatsoever...and bagged a deer at about 120 yds. I don't know if he was using surplus 762x39 or something a little more reliable. The reason I'm posting is to get a BS-factor reality check from you guys. Do any of you or your friends hunt (successfully) with SKSs? I love the SKS and will likely get one anyway, but if I could hunt with it too...well, that's just a bonus.