it;s still the same as the flawless bolt action, as far as repeat hit speed goes.. So why bother with a bolt action? Deer are big targets and only rarely need they be engaged beyond 300 yds. The Remington sport auto is quite capable of such work and very few hunters get to shoot more than a couple of animals per year. Then what use is there for heavy caliber rifle, hmm? virtually none. it's not going to win matches or be much use for varmints or training kids/women. Any 308 auto is very, very inferior to the silenced M4 as a home defense, shtf or combat match rifle, due to size and weight of gun and ammo. The bolt action is virtually worthless for all that, regardless of caliber. The silenced M4 is plenty accurate enough for crows and prairie dogs, can win combat matches, novices love to shoot it, it's handy and it's got the .22 unit. Why bother to own guns of little utility? they just confuse you with different "feels" and manner of operation. When under stress, who needs any complications like that? the money you don't waste on the bolt action will pay for your local machine shop's making a silencer for you (along with half a day of your own labor) and the tax stamp. If you weld the silencer to the barrel, you can skip paying one of the $200 tax stamps. If shtf, a Dremel and cutoff disk, or much slower, a hacksaw can break thru the weld and let you remove the "can" from the barrel, for ease of concealment.