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Big Game Hunting => Deer Hunting => Topic started by: swanderek on March 28, 2020, 07:48:23 AM

Title: .300 Blackout pistol legal for deer?
Post by: swanderek on March 28, 2020, 07:48:23 AM
So I have a 10.5 inch barrel Blackout. I know as a rifle ( 16 inch barrel) it is legal.
However, mine is in the “pistol” format with a shockwave brace ( no sbr fees)

Know since it is a “pistol” can I hunt deer with it? In the regs it says all pistols need to be .40 cal and above.
Thoughts...
Title: Re: .300 Blackout pistol legal for deer?
Post by: Caseknife on March 28, 2020, 07:56:46 AM
Think there is something in there about centerfire rifle cartridges in handguns, therefore .24 caliber minimum.  Otherwise it would make many Contenders illegal. :twocents:
Title: Re: .300 Blackout pistol legal for deer?
Post by: yorketransport on March 28, 2020, 08:06:13 AM
Handguns are only required to be .24 or larger and have a minimum of a 4" barrel, that info is on page 91 of the hunting regs. Your Blackout pistol will be fine.

If you're going to hunt with a 300 blackout I'd suggest looking at super sonic loads and staying clear of the subsonic stuff.
Title: Re: .300 Blackout pistol legal for deer?
Post by: Bob33 on March 28, 2020, 08:25:21 AM
You may be thinking of firearm restriction areas, where it would not be legal.

(d) Modern firearm tag holders may hunt during established modern firearm seasons with bows and arrows; crossbows; muzzleloaders; revolver-type handguns; semiautomatic handguns of .40 (10 mm) caliber or larger; or shotguns, so long as the equipment and ammunition complies with department rules.
Title: Re: .300 Blackout pistol legal for deer?
Post by: TooTallMike on March 28, 2020, 10:05:32 AM
Barnes 110gr tac tx is your friend.
Title: Re: .300 Blackout pistol legal for deer?
Post by: swanderek on March 28, 2020, 10:45:48 AM
Interesting.
Good to know my pistol is legal.
I have always used my 6.8 or .308 for deer.
But something nice about a light weapon to hunt and add a new challenge.
Title: Re: .300 Blackout pistol legal for deer?
Post by: TooTallMike on March 28, 2020, 10:50:18 AM
Here is my 300 BLK bolt action pistol that I got a bobcat with in socal right before they became illegal to harvest.

110 tac tx handloads
Title: Re: .300 Blackout pistol legal for deer?
Post by: dreadi on March 31, 2020, 07:42:33 PM
You may be thinking of firearm restriction areas, where it would not be legal.

(d) Modern firearm tag holders may hunt during established modern firearm seasons with bows and arrows; crossbows; muzzleloaders; revolver-type handguns; semiautomatic handguns of .40 (10 mm) caliber or larger; or shotguns, so long as the equipment and ammunition complies with department rules.

 :yeah:

That's why I built a 458 SOCOM pistol.

Handguns are only required to be .24 or larger and have a minimum of a 4" barrel, that info is on page 91 of the hunting regs. Your Blackout pistol will be fine.

If you're going to hunt with a 300 blackout I'd suggest looking at super sonic loads and staying clear of the subsonic stuff.

 :yeah: