I have no issue with you not owning a semi-automatic rifle and I have no problem with others hunting with one. It has its advantages and disadvantages. You get quick followup shots, reducing the likelihood of the animal running off wounded. The problem I see with a semi-auto is caliber limitation. I have not seen any in 300 RUM or .338 Snipetac. The ones that are available in .408 run over 10,000 dollars. Just curious, what is the reason you don't want semi-autos associated with hunting? Do you have any issues with folks owning a semi-auto for purposes other than hunting?