May 2007

Semiauto .30-06 Hunting Rifes: 750 Woodsmaster Wins the Day

Bolt-actions are the standard for many hunters, but some of our testers preferred Remington’s 750, Benelli’s R-1, and Browning’s BAR Safari semi-autos over their own bolt guns.

Many hunters love semiautomatic rifles for shorter-range (under 200 yards) deer hunting, mostly because they don’t need sendero-class accuracy, but instead prefer faster-handling, shorter firearms. Also, not having to work a bolt-action rifle in close quarters is a positive, when a fast follow-up shot can prevent wounded game animals from suffering needlessly.

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