Hi, A couple of years ago I sold my SKS am I'm ready to replace it. I want a short barreled semi auto that shoots 7.62x39. Originally, I was thinking of another paratrooper sks but they seem to be at a premium right now so I'm wondering what you guys think about spending a little more cash for a mini 30 or saiga ak. I just don't think I can bring myself to spend more than $350 for an sks but I'd gladly spend more for a superior rifle. Thanks in advance.