Of all the action types available, pump action rifles are the ones I've seen the fewest of while hunting. I don't know why people choose to hunt with a pump, because I've never met more than a handful who use one. I did have an uncle who used one for many years and did well with it. His only reason for using it was "Because I like it." - surely all the reason anyone needs, but I would be interested in knowing why you other slide guys use yours.