I came in here to check a notification and suddenly find the origin for that damn feral hog meme......As has been once said, your standard colt AR style Rifle, being chambered in .223, is actually far less powerful than most all "hunting" rifles.
Secondly, that sounds good, until you consider the massive feral hog, and aggressive feral hogs at that, problem here and in other places in the Southern US. Its nothing for a drove of Hogs to have upwards of 15-30 hogs grouped together. So your out on your way to your ground blind, or heck you dont like hunting? your taking a leasurly stroll through the woods enjoying nature one morning, and you stumble across a group of 20 Hogs, that AR style rifle with a 30 round clip suddenly goes from unreasonable to a life saving tool on .5 seconds.
if you think Im exaggerating about the hog problem here in the south, Im not, its been an ecological disaster to the point where you dont even have to have a hunting license to kill them, AND it was made legal to hunt them from Helicopters......
Just an FYI, I carry a MAK90 (which is a semiauto rifle on an AK47 frame) with a 30 rnd magazine, plus another mag loaded, when I go just hog hunting, and when I go deer hunting, along with my bolt action 25-06, I carry a .45 cal Colt Lightning style pump rifle as well because it holds 10 rounds, it shoots fairly fast, and it is reasonably small. If I could afford an AR right now, I would use one of those instead, but alas...... po-folk.
So, short story turned long, what you call unreasonable, I wouldnt even consider going into these woods around here without.