I know there's a sticky already, and a few topics on it... But I'll ask anyways, so I get some personalized answers not pertaining to handguns. I've never owned a firearm, Never shot a firearm, but I'm looking to change that. I'm not looking for a handgun at the moment., I'd rather get proficient with shooting and maintaining a rifle before I jump in over my head and trust my life with something I'm not all too familiar with myself. I'm looking at spending ~$400 or less. What are some good rifles you guys would recommend for someone just learning to shoot. I see a lot of topics involving AK47s for cheap, but I also see a lot of topics about horrid quality AKs for that price. I was just wondering if you guys could send me in the right direction with some specific links and model information before I make any hasty decisions. Accuracy is of importance, as I would eventually like to get a scope. I don't really want any crazy accessories though. Also, beginning, would it be advisable to bite the bullet, get something like a $200 SKS to see how interested I stay in the hobby?