12/30/2011 6:36:43 PM
Section 9: Hunting
Subject: Black Rifles In The Field Msg# 815431
|You make a good point. Appeasing the anti's gets us NOTHING.|
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Tradition is the response I get from guys who see AR's as not good for our sport. They say it makes hunters look like GI Joe killing Bambi. That, to me, is just a way to appease the anti's.
I disagree because every rifle started out as a military rifle to start with. Even the lever action was meant for the military. Even though it was never officially adopted it was used by some soldiers. The best bolt action design ever invented (Mauser) is still used today in "hunting" rifles.
Hunter do have tradition. Tradition has been to evolve with the times in the firearms available to us to use to cleanly take our prey humanely. The AR is the future here today. AR's have a proven track record to be accurate and as you pointed out, powerful!
Thank you for your input.