I personally would like to get an 5.56 AK also. It would have several advantages. Low recoil, more accurate, and the ammo when in an ammo shortage would or should be easier to get being a Hometown round. Nothing wrong with a 5.56 AK. The only negative is Mags( 5.45 Russian ) will have to be refitted or buy 5.56 mags at alittle higher cost. But Hell get 5 mags and that really is anough. Good luck WarDawg
Many states have made deer hunting with .22 caliber rifles illegal, due to spotlighters using .22 LR guns for quietly shooting deer. However, the .223 IS a .22 caliber rifle, and thus shooting deer with it in a state that has banned deer hunting with a .22 would be ILLEGAL.