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Should the minimum caliber rule be removed

Yes, Remove it.
19 (17.4%)
No, leave it as is
65 (59.6%)
No, but it the minimum should change
7 (6.4%)
Yes, remove it and implement a rule similar to other states that allow .224 centerfire
18 (16.5%)
Other, if you chose this option please explain why
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 109

Author Topic: Should the minumum caliber restriction exist?  (Read 2172 times)

Offline Stein

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Re: Should the minumum caliber restriction exist?
« Reply #25 on: February 05, 2017, 12:00:57 PM »
Leave it.

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Re: Should the minumum caliber restriction exist?
« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2017, 11:43:44 PM »
I voted to leave it alone. If removed you could get people trying to prove how good a shot they are and start taking unnecessary risks of wounding animals. It's similar to people who fish for salmon with trout gear for the fight. The difference is you might wound an animal that runs off and dies and is wasted or doesn't die and is mutilated. :twocents:

This is true. One little mistake in shooting the animal will suffer if the round was a bit too small. I 100% agree with your statement. Cockiness destroys.

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Re: Should the minumum caliber restriction exist?
« Reply #27 on: February 09, 2017, 05:53:13 AM »
The only thing I would change would be to make 20 gauge (slugs) legal for elk hunting. 

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Re: Should the minumum caliber restriction exist?
« Reply #28 on: February 09, 2017, 09:12:16 AM »
I voted to leave it alone. If removed you could get people trying to prove how good a shot they are and start taking unnecessary risks of wounding animals. It's similar to people who fish for salmon with trout gear for the fight. The difference is you might wound an animal that runs off and dies and is wasted or doesn't die and is mutilated. :twocents:

This is true. One little mistake in shooting the animal will suffer if the round was a bit too small. I 100% agree with your statement. Cockiness destroys.

Not to mention many of the people advocating for this change  are also the same people who:

- Claim to know better what terminal ballistics to expect than does the bullet manufacturer who has tested thousands upon thousands of their bullets, using the scientific method, and have tested those same bullets extensively on game animals and have analyzed enough data to come up with a statistically valid conclusion. 

- Claim to have wind doping abilities that if true would suggest that they belong in the U.S. International Shooting Hall of Fame

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Re: Should the minumum caliber restriction exist?
« Reply #29 on: February 09, 2017, 09:24:15 AM »
I voted to leave it alone. If removed you could get people trying to prove how good a shot they are and start taking unnecessary risks of wounding animals. It's similar to people who fish for salmon with trout gear for the fight. The difference is you might wound an animal that runs off and dies and is wasted or doesn't die and is mutilated. :twocents:

This is true. One little mistake in shooting the animal will suffer if the round was a bit too small. I 100% agree with your statement. Cockiness destroys.

Not to mention many of the people advocating for this change  are also the same people who:

- Claim to know better what terminal ballistics to expect than does the bullet manufacturer who has tested thousands upon thousands of their bullets, using the scientific method, and have tested those same bullets extensively on game animals and have analyzed enough data to come up with a statistically valid conclusion. 

- Claim to have wind doping abilities that if true would suggest that they belong in the U.S. International Shooting Hall of Fame

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Here we go again...  :rolleyes:

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Re: Should the minumum caliber restriction exist?
« Reply #30 on: February 09, 2017, 09:53:35 AM »
Winchester apparently feels their 64 grain 223 Remington load is adequate for deer:


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Re: Should the minumum caliber restriction exist?
« Reply #31 on: February 09, 2017, 10:15:47 AM »
Winchester apparently feels their 64 grain 223 Remington load is adequate for deer:


That's the old packaging. It's been recently updated.
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Re: Should the minumum caliber restriction exist?
« Reply #32 on: February 09, 2017, 10:18:26 AM »
Winchester apparently feels their 64 grain 223 Remington load is adequate for deer:


That's the old packaging. It's been recently updated.
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Re: Should the minumum caliber restriction exist?
« Reply #33 on: February 09, 2017, 10:33:31 AM »
That was good.  :chuckle:
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Re: Should the minumum caliber restriction exist?
« Reply #34 on: February 09, 2017, 10:36:01 AM »
Too funny.   :tup:   :chuckle:

 

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