10 Best Semi Automatic Rifle For Hunting

Updated on: December 2023

Best Semi Automatic Rifle For Hunting in 2023

Crosman 1077 Repeat Air Semi-Automatic CO2 Pellet Gun Air Rifle

Crosman 1077 Repeat Air Semi-Automatic CO2 Pellet Gun Air Rifle
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2023

Sig Sauer MCX .177 Cal Co2 Powered (30 Rounds) 14x 24mm Scope Air Rifle, Flat Dark Earth (CO2 Not Included)

Sig Sauer MCX .177 Cal Co2 Powered (30 Rounds) 14x 24mm Scope Air Rifle, Flat Dark Earth (CO2 Not Included)
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2023
  • Sig Sauer MCX version with 1-4x24 scope
  • Ideal for more realistic, economical training and practice
  • Manual safety control
  • 18 inch rifled steel barrel. Department - unisex-adult. Material - Plastic. Sport Type - Hunting.

Umarex 2244233 Ruger 10/22 CO2 Powered .177 Caliber Pellet Gun Air Rifle, Ruger 10/22 Air Rifle, Multi

Umarex 2244233 Ruger 10/22 CO2 Powered .177 Caliber Pellet Gun Air Rifle, Ruger 10/22 Air Rifle, Multi
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2023
  • Powered by two 12-gram CO2 cartridges (CO2 NOT included)
  • Afermarket 10/22 rail can be easily added for mounting optics
  • Shoots .177 caliber pellets at up to 700 fps
  • Single or double action shooting; Includes a drop-out 10-shot pellet magazine
  • Features authentic style flip-up rear sight adjustable for elevation and a fixed front bead sight

DPMS Full Auto SBR CO2-Powered BB Air Rifle with Dual Action Capability, Black DSBR

DPMS Full Auto SBR CO2-Powered  BB Air Rifle with Dual Action Capability, Black DSBR
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2023
  • Full size, real feel, dual action - Durable synthetic design and upto 1400 rounds per minute
  • Fueled by (2) 12-gram co2 cartridges - Delivers speeds upto 430 fps (co2 cartridges not included)
  • Adjustable stock - 6 adjustable positions make the rifle easy to handle and shoulder
  • 25-round drop out magazine - Compatible with traditional 4.5 millimeter steel bbs (bbs not included)
  • Removeable pop-up sight and adjustable rear sight - to stay on target
  • Ideal for target practice - Realistic weight, blowback action and functions, great for skill development, training and fun

Sig Sauer MCX .177 Cal Co2 Powered (30 Rounds) Air Rifle, Black

Sig Sauer MCX .177 Cal Co2 Powered (30 Rounds) Air Rifle, Black
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2023
  • OPERATING SYSTEM: 90 Gram CO2 - CO2 and Pellets are not included
  • Ideal for training and practice
  • Patented 30-round magazine
  • 18 inch rifled steel barrel
  • Manual safety control

Gamo 6110017154 Varmint Air Rifle .177 Cal

Gamo 6110017154 Varmint Air Rifle .177 Cal
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2023
  • .177 Cal pellet single cocking break barrel
  • The Varmint features a long lasting spring piston able to deliver 1250 fps of muzzle velocity with Gamo PBA Platinum pellets .177 Cal
  • Fluted polymer jacketed rifled steel barrel. Grooved cylinder rail
  • 4 x 32 Shockproof Scope. Gamo trigger with adjustable second stage. It has a synthetic ambidextrous all-weather stock with a rubber recoil pad. Lightweight design
  • Noise dampening: None
  • 1 YEAR WARRANTY. Made In Spain

Crosman M4-177 Pneumatic Pump Air Rifle .177 Caliber

Crosman M4-177 Pneumatic Pump Air Rifle .177 Caliber
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2023
  • Made using the highest quality components
  • Performance and quality tested
  • The most trusted name is airsoft and airgun accessories and equipment
  • Includes a Crosman Firepow'r 5-shot pellet clip and the BB reservoir holds up to 350
  • Adjustable stock, loop slots for a sling, dual aperture rear sight with windage & elevation adjustments
  • Removeable magazine stores pellet clip and sight adjustment tool
  • Accessory rails for mounting scope, lasers, flashlights, cameras
  • Shoots pellets up to 600 FPS and BBs 625 FPS

Sig Sauer MPX .177 Air Rifle, 30 Rounds, Black

Sig Sauer MPX .177 Air Rifle, 30 Rounds, Black
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2023
  • 30-round RPM Pellet Magazine
  • Flip up front and rear sights
  • 8" Rifled Steel Barrel
  • Up to 575 fps

Crosman 30131 TR77 NP .177 Caliber Air Rifle with Scope, 1200fps

Crosman 30131 TR77 NP .177 Caliber Air Rifle with Scope, 1200fps
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2023
  • Pellet Velocity: Up to 1000 fps
  • Alloy Pellet Velocity: Up to 1200 fps
  • The Length is 40"
  • All weather tactical synthetic stock
  • Overmolded rifled steel barrel shortened for tactical authenticity
  • Adjustable two stage trigger
  • Convenient storage behind recoil pad
  • Includes CenterPoint 4x32 scope

Bear River Pellet Gun Air Rifle CO2 Semi Auto Air Rifle for Hunting

Bear River Pellet Gun Air Rifle CO2 Semi Auto Air Rifle for Hunting
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2023
  • NO MORE BREAK BARRELS, Keep on firing with CO2 powered semi-auto. 1 12 round rotary magazine included.
  • FIRE UP TO 200 SHOTS with a single CO2 tank, use 90g CO2 cartridges for more shooting between reloads.
  • HUNT SMALL GAME even at long range with a 22 inch rifled steel barrel and up to 800 FPS.
  • ACCURATE AT LONG RANGE with adjustable fiber optic sights and standard picatinny rails for your choice of optics and accessories.
  • DURABLE CONTRUCTION and 1 year warranty.

The Myth of the "Military Style" Assault Rifle

When celebrities weigh in on issues, they often garner a lot of attention, but is it justified? In this piece, I take a look at the flaws in Jason Alexander's pro gun control argument.

While guns in general are under no risk of being taken away from American's, certain varieties of firearms have been specifically targeted by anti-gun advocates as being inherently more dangerous. Namely, assault rifles.

In a comically misinformed and inaccurate Twitter rant, Jason Alexander, of Seinfeld fame, illustrated with remarkable clarity the flaws in the gun control argument. His many inaccuracies ranged from inflating the yearly death toll from gun violence by nearly ten times to a number that even the Brady Campaign would consider absurd, to completely misunderstanding the meaning and purpose of a militia in its most basic form. According to the Brady campaign website, only 12,179 are murdered each year. The 100,000 figure is a number representing all shootings, including justified shootings like self defense, police action, and simple accidents. Suicide and attempted suicide is also included.

The most obvious flaw in his argument is that the AR-15 he specifically mentions is not actually an assault rifle. An assault rifle is, by definition, a medium caliber rifle capable of firing more than one round when the trigger is pulled. Usually this is either in a multiple shot burst or fully automatic. The AR-15 is neither of those. Chambered most commonly in .223, the round fired from an AR-15 is dramatically less powerful than common hunting calibers (Pictured here), and even less powerful than a number of common handgun cartridges. The range of a common assault rifle is dramatically shorter than most hunting rifles, due to the smaller caliber and often shorter barrel. One truth of the AR-15 (and similar semi-automatic rifles) is that they serve surprisingly well when hunting dangerous game.The AR-15, for instance, has begun seeing much more frequent use in the practice of boar hunting, where having a few extra bullets coming down the pipe after the first shot may well save your life. Amusingly, the .223 round commonly used in these "ultra lethal assault weapons" is usually regarded as best suited to varmint hunting, such as coyotes, and considered not powerful enough for larger game.

Even disregarding the sporting and hunting uses of a firearm like the AR-15, semi-automatic rifles fulfill a necessary function as defined in the second amendment, that being of a civilian-owned rifle capable of serving in a military capacity if pressed to service. While not comparable with fully automatic, larger caliber guns used by the standing army, semi-automatic rifles provide the civil authority a fighting chance, all the same.

Commonly, this is where the argument "Well regulated militia means the army" comes in to play, or it is asked whether any gun owners have actually joined a militia. This is, at best, deceptive argumentation. The very nature of a militia is built on the prospect of nonmilitary persons taking up military activities in times of conflict. To claim one is not capable of serving in a militia because one is not already in the army is counter intuitive to the very function of a militia. It is comparable to claiming that the militia that fought in the American revolution were ineligible because they had not joined the British army beforehand. The militia is simply not formed until needed. Even the definition that Alexander so coyly cites includes the line:

"The whole body of able-bodied male citizens declared by law as being subject to call to military service."

I wonder, then, where these militiamen will find weapons if they are not permitted to possess them until the fighting begins. In truth, we already have a well regulated militia. This is why we cannot, as Alexander points out, own SCUD missiles (though tanks and grenade launchers are actually legal). Alexander even deigns to quote Alexander Hamilton, a man who, himself, was among America's first fighting revolutionaries as part of an unregulated militia band named the 'Hearts of Oak,' comprised primarily of college students.

Since Alexander quoted a founding father, I feel responsible to provide some quotes of my own:

"A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government."- George Washington

"The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops."- Noah Webster

"A militia, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves ... and include all men capable of bearing arms." - Richard Henry Lee

"What, Sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty .... Whenever Governments mean to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins." -- Rep. Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts

The outrage over assault rifles is, at best, ignorance, and at worst willful deceit. A pistol grip does not make a gun more deadly. Its bullets will not kill people 'deader.' Having a bayonet lug on the bore will not make the weapon a larger caliber, and a retractable stock will not ensure the gun kills two with every bullet instead of one.

Alexander claims these weapons are "military weapons." They are not. If they were, I suspect the military would use them. But they don't. Even criminals do not use them. Assault weapons are used in only one fifth of one percent of all gun crime. 0.2%. Rifles in general, do not seem particularly popular in crimes, mostly due to the difficulty of hiding a larger gun. The assault weapon ban was allowed to sunset not through the machinations of an evil NRA conspiracy, or through the incompetence of government. It was allowed to pass silently into the annals of history because it was a pointless and ineffective policy designed to address a problem that never was. A gun 'looking scary' makes it no more deadly in the hands of a law abiding man than any other. To pretend it does is to surrender oneself to childish fear and irrationality. Painting a gun black makes it no more deadly than painting a car red actually makes it go faster.

Those who call for a responsible gun debate while simultaneously advocating the restriction or outright removal of scary guns are intentionally misleading the public. None of the evidence points to assault rifles being any more dangerous than any other gun. Inn truth, the evidence makes them seem less dangerous. Were they so devastating, I suspect massacres with them would be more than rare, isolated events. The fervor over assault rifles is little more than fear mongering built on ignorance, no matter what George Costanza has to say on the subject.

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