i agree that you will find bolt actions to be less expensive then a semi-auto and usually 4-6 lbs lighter, so for hunters that makes a lot of difference to people. Id say if you can find a good deal on a semi-auto go for it, I decided that a FNAR 20" bull barrel for 1100.00 was a great deal. But, I will still be buying a cost-effective bolt .308 like the axis or ruger american too. I decided spend my money on a semi .308 vs a 5.56ar like most.
After i get some rounds loaded- i'll go get some groups for you all.