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.450 Bushmaster or .50 Beowulf in Firearm Restricted Area
« on: April 21, 2015, 03:35:41 PM »
Or the .458 SOCOM.

You could now build yourself an AR pistol in not-so-popular rounds like the .450 bushmaster, .50 beowulf or .458 SOCOM and hunt deer in Firearm restricted areas and follow the letter of the law for those areas (perhaps not the spirit). 

WDFW has allowed semi automatic handguns of calibers larger than .40 (10mm) for approved use in firearm restricted areas.  Good for them, sounds like I need to build a .450 bushmaster upper for my AR pistol lower.   :tup: :tup: :tup:

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Re: .450 Bushmaster or .50 Beowulf in Firearm Restricted Area
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2015, 03:54:47 PM »
Very interesting.


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Re: .450 Bushmaster or .50 Beowulf in Firearm Restricted Area
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2015, 03:56:17 PM »
Good times. I've shot my dads Beowulf. Good times if you aren't the one paying for ammo!
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Re: .450 Bushmaster or .50 Beowulf in Firearm Restricted Area
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2015, 02:54:38 AM »
I take it there's the same 4" minimum barrel length requirement?

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Re: .450 Bushmaster or .50 Beowulf in Firearm Restricted Area
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2015, 06:21:13 AM »
I have a .450 Bushmaster. I love it. But I don't think you could go wrong no matter what round you choose.
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Re: .450 Bushmaster or .50 Beowulf in Firearm Restricted Area
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2015, 07:32:12 AM »
I take it there's the same 4" minimum barrel length requirement?

I would assume so... but why would you want to shoot a .450 out of a barrel shorter than 4"   :dunno:

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Re: .450 Bushmaster or .50 Beowulf in Firearm Restricted Area
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2017, 11:35:25 AM »
It is unlawful to hunt wildlife in the following
firearm restriction areas with centerfire or rimfire
rifles, or to fail to comply with additional firearm
restrictions, except as established below.
In firearm restriction areas, hunters may hunt
only during the season allowed by their tag.
• Archery tag holders may only hunt during
archery seasons with archery equipment.
• Muzzleloader tag holders may only
hunt during muzzleloader seasons with
muzzleloader or archery equipment as
defined by department rule.
• Modern firearm tag holders may hunt during
established modern firearm seasons with
bows and arrows; crossbows; muzzleloaders;
revolver-type handguns; semi-automatic
handguns of .40 (10mm) caliber or larger;
or shotguns, so long as the equipment and
ammunition complies with department rules.
Awesome! I just happen to have my 10mm on order now. waiting on background check.  :IBCOOL:

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Re: .450 Bushmaster or .50 Beowulf in Firearm Restricted Area
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2017, 11:44:47 AM »
Looks like a SBR would not be legal.  Too bad, a suppressed SBR in one these calibers would be awesome.

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Re: .450 Bushmaster or .50 Beowulf in Firearm Restricted Area
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2017, 12:22:29 PM »
  It may be legal under WDFW rules, but a lot of firearms restriction areas are also covered under county laws that restrict all firearm use whether it is rifle, pistol, or muzzle loader.
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Re: .450 Bushmaster or .50 Beowulf in Firearm Restricted Area
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2017, 12:57:06 PM »
Better be careful. Most of these are local regulations and not WDFW regs or on top of WDFW regs. 

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Re: .450 Bushmaster or .50 Beowulf in Firearm Restricted Area
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2017, 08:21:13 PM »
My son and I use a .480 and a .454 Casull. They are Ruger super Redhawks with 2 to 7 Burris scopes. Shot a 235# 5x5 mulie last year at 80 yards and it collapsed in its tracks. The Casull will cause a loss of your left one at every trigger pull.

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Re: .450 Bushmaster or .50 Beowulf in Firearm Restricted Area
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2017, 09:06:14 PM »
Looks like a SBR would not be legal.  Too bad, a suppressed SBR in one these calibers would be awesome.

I'm missing it.
Where do you see a SBR not legal for hunting?

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Re: .450 Bushmaster or .50 Beowulf in Firearm Restricted Area
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2017, 09:17:00 PM »
Looks like a SBR would not be legal.  Too bad, a suppressed SBR in one these calibers would be awesome.

I'm missing it.
Where do you see a SBR not legal for hunting?
Rifles are not legal in firearm restricted areas.
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