JMO but some states don't allow semi for hunting purposes. Bolt action rifles tend to be more accurate. As far as home loads, I don't know how well semi autos can handle hot loads compared to bolt action. I personally don't care for semi autos except or SD purposes. I also find having too many differant calibers to be a disadvantage when you stock your ammo cabinet.
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