Technology advances and things become obsolete. I get it. Muzzle loaders were replaced with single shot cartridge guns. The single shots lost ground to the lever action. The lever action became passe when the bolt action arrived and now the AR's have a pretty strong following. I was in Wally World a couple days ago buying .22mags. I was surprised at what was on the rifle rack. At least 25% of their inventory was those scary black AR rifles. A pretty good mix of .22 rim fire and center fire rifles. The price range was from approx. $300 up to a $1000.00. Walmart is not a trend setter, so you know they are just following the money. Now when I am at the range at least half the guys are shooting some kind of AR style rifle. It is not just the plain Jane .223's anymore. Monday the guy next to me was shooting a .300 Black Out. So here's the deal. Are we witnessing first hand the demise of the bolt action? Has the AR reached enough momentum that it is a replacement for all the rifles in our past?