I got my M1A for nostalgia and fun shooting at the range - until I put a scope on it. It's 100% reliable, accurate, and balances well - but it is heavy. If I can just find a load with the Nosler 150/168 gr. Ballistic Tip that shoots as good as my target stuff then I think it would make a good feral hog gun. For deer I'll stick with by bolt actions.