In the first 50 yrs. of my life I used about everything to hunt deer in the last 20 years I've been using semi autos more and more. Once an old fellow told me the reasons why he used one, I didmissed them being a young whipper-snapper and knowing everything. Now I see the reasons why. Oh I still use other rifles for different kinds of hunting. But, I seem to go to the auto for most of my deer hunting.