Just curious who has done this, how hard you can push them in a bolt gun and how well they feed from a magazine?
I shoot one in F-class. I'm running the 95's around 3000 without any issue. It will do 1000 without any problem. Look around here and you an see my Savage groups and a bit of info on it.
Mine is shot single shot and is built on a 22-250 so it won't magazine feed . If you had a BDM you can bend the lips etc. and make it work, or so I here, but I don't have any need for that. If I need another fast the AR works well and it shoots well in F-Class also for me.
The best firearm for self defense? Any loaded one will do.