Quote Originally Posted by Decourcy View Post
No, as has been explained many times before. Hunting is less than 50% of firearms owners in Canada, and decreasing. Most only target shoot at ranges.

And even for hunting, there are types that make a semi more useful. I certainly would prefer one for feral pig control, having been attacked by boars before. Also the lighter recoil is one of the reasons they are very popular for women, smaller men, and younger adults.
so how about some real reasons to own a semi? What percentage of gun owners need protection from pigs? Fer crying out load, if you can’t handle the recoil get a smaller caliber rifle, or a smaller gauge shotgun, lots of choices available. I could handle a 30-30 and a 16 gauge when I was 13 years old and weighed less than 80 lbs.