Question of the Day: Does Hunting with an AR Make you a Dork?

Reader Jason has an inquiring mind. He wants to know. He’s also someone who enjoys taking out the occasional Bambi and, to hear him tell it, is a crack shot. He claims a one-to-one bullets fired to deer harvested ratio using bolt action action. Pretty impressive. But with the availability of adequate (assuming adequate is good – and humane – enough) hunting rounds in .223, he’s wondering if heading out into the wild looking for a nice rack and toting an AR makes you, well, a dork. So we throw the question out to the Armed Intelligentsia as a whole. Is it declasse to occupy a deer stand with a Bushmaster?