after some thought about the 2 rifles .....im gonna leave it to the experts here .Other than cost of of practice ammo( mil surplus 8mm ) the 2 calibers are almost in a dead heat ....I have found that the difference in rifle purchase price is not enough to sway me . My question is about real world accuracy in hunting situations and if shtf ,trajectory out to ....400-500 yrds. Do bdc optics work as advertised with 200 grain bullets? I have a .308 pump remmy and an 06 browning lever , but would like an semi-auto big bore .... Thanks Powg.