As far as the "military" angle that is so often used by those that oppose semi autos for hunting or the plain old anti-gunners, the reality is most every firearm in the evolution of weapons was designed with the sole purpose to kill people faster than firearms before them. Most every firearm design as one of a 'weapon of war". Including flintlock, percussion, bolt guns, pumps, lever, and semis.
That is why I cringe when I see people say that AR style rifles are military and should be restricted. Especially hunters. People that make those comments are either ignorant of history or so dug in on the issue they are willing to set aside the contradictory nature of the foundation that wish to fight from.
I support all hunters, regardless of weapon or technique!