For many years my Coyote rifle was any of several 5 shot bolt action repeaters. I did respectably well on moving targets, near and far. Most of the time 2 or some times 3 shots would be fired if needed. Usually on one was required..
One winter a decade ago, I dug out the AR15HB A2 and took it along. I did fine with it at first. But soon I found that I was wasting ammunition and my time. Back to the bolt actions and back to doing well, with little ammunition use..
The AR15 rides now days exclusively in my Snow Trac ST4. It is the only gun that fits well in the rack it has...
I guess I proved it to myself.