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gunrunner428 wrote: »
Indiana is a bit stoopid when it comes to their cartridge laws. It does NOT have to be straight-walled, just within the min/max length throwing a bullet of the appropriate diameter. The new regs for NEXT year stretch the case length from 1.625 inches to 1.8 inches, but I'm not sure what new rounds this might include, as this is the current listing for potential legal cartridges, copied directly from http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/files/fw-deerhuntguide.pdf -
Rifles with cartridges that fire a bullet
of .357-inch diameter or larger; have a
minimum case length of 1.16 inches; and
have a maximum case length of 1.625 inches
are legal to use only during the deer firearm
season. Some cartridges legal for deer
hunting include the .357 Magnum, .38-.40
Winchester, .41 Magnum, .41 Special, .44
Magnum, .44 Special, .44-.40 Winchester,
.45 Colt, .454 Casull, .458 SOCOM, .475
Linebaugh, .480 Ruger, .50 Action Express,
and .500 S&W.
One gun shop conversation I had revealed that some guys in our region (north-central Indiana) are using a wildcat based on one or another of the uber-short magnums, necked out to take a .358 bullet. Far cry from using .357, but COMPLETELY LEGAL. And this for regs and a state that disallows such rounds as .444 Marlin, .45/70, .30-30, and any of the typical 30-06/.308/"traditional" belted magnum rounds for deer.
I at first though the new length is intended to allow such rounds as .454 Casull, .480 Ruger, or the .500 S&W, but the above list as applied to the 2011 deer season includes those rounds already. Handguns, however, allow anything over .243 diameter, out of a case "longer than 1.16 inches" - no maximum length for handguns apparently, so a .45/70 T/C Contender is legal, where a .45/70 Sharps is not... go figure - and a .327 Federal Magnum should, apparently, be legal, as long as the barrel is 4" or more.
Wambli Ska wrote: »
Once again, please refrain from cutting short any baseless totally emotional arguments with facts. It leads to boring, completely objective conversations well beyond the comprehension ability of many.
Zee wrote: »
Looks mean. In a Carney sort of way.
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