There are nearly countless ways to reduce recoil in a manual action rifle most of which are cheaper than purchasing a new semi auto rifle of the same caliber.
Any of those methods as effective? From a reduction standpoint without reducing muzzle velocity and energy?
Without adding weight or length?
yes and the most effective would be to buy the right gun that fits in the right caliber that you can handle and does what is needed with the right ammunition and in an action that is legal to hunt the intended species with.
that is a fact, I’ve never argued that. There a tool that can allow the unsafe to become more unsafe.
And this takes us back to what makes PA Hunters less safe than those in states already allowing SA? Because NONE of those states saw an increase in accidents/incidents.
double hunter density of the next state, immense popularity of SA rifles since the “ban” was enacted, deer drives and shooting running targets are the norm, no proposed caliber restrictions, no other state is even in the ball park.
The odds of someone being shot in a hunting accident are extremely low. I’d like to keep it that way. Allowing the most unsafe to have an increased rate of fire does nothing to accomplish that goal.
there is no way to make anyone 100% safe no matter what they are doing at any given time. this includes driving. the only major safety feature during anything is using your brain.
other people in other states have no problems with their hunters using SA rifles for big game. but for some reason you are stuck on your perception that hunters in PA are more unsafe than any other State in America.