I have done some searching here and on other forums and can't make up my mind from what I have read. In my collection I have a few 22 rifles/pistols, a Glock 19, and a Remington 870. Nothing long range or of a heavy rifle caliber. I was going to try my hand at deer hunting in the next year and wanted to get a < 200 yard rifle. To help fill a gap in my collection I was also thinking something semi-auto would also fill the role and help with defensive purposes. My budget would be around ~$500 or less without ammo. From searching it appears a lot of people do not recommend CETMEs, AKs, or others for a dual-role rifle. If I am sub 200 yards, would an AK with a scope get the job done? And also even with a 5 round mag would I be inviting unwanted flak from park rangers for using one for hunting? I hear that 7.62 is comparable to 30-30. Making my decision hard is the price of this Savage from buds... http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/manufacturers_id/73/products_id/57452 Any thoughts? Again, this would be for occasional hunting or defensive purposes -- it wouldn't see frequent range time or extended shooting sessions.