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Indiana legalizes certain rifles for deer season

Discussion in 'Bucks and Does' started by doegirl, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. It's official, Indiana has legalized certain "pistol" calibers for use in rifles during the gun season. I really hope Ohio will do something like this. Here's the story:

    The Natural Resources Commission approved the proposal to allow rifles with pistol cartridges on May 22. Once the rule changes are approved by the Attorney General’s Office and Governor’s office, they will become law later this year. The rifles with pistol cartridges that meet the specifications listed below will be allowed during this year’s deer firearms season which takes place from November 17 through December 2.

    The rifle must fire a cartridge that meets the following specifications:

    A) fire a bullet of three hundred fifty-seven thousandths of an inch (.357) diameter or larger;
    (B) have a minimum case length of one and sixteen hundredths (1.16) inches; and
    (C) have a maximum case length of one and six hundred twenty-five thousandths (1.625) inches.

    Some cartridges that will be legal include the following:

    .357 Magnum
    .38-40 Winchester
    .41 Magnum
    .41 Special
    .44 Magnum
    .44 Special
    .44-.40 Winchester
    .45 Colt
    .454 Casull
    .480 Ruger
    .475 Linebaugh
    .50 Action Express
    .500 S&W
  2. Here is hoping. Saboted rounds and newer technology has made some shotguns the equal to my 30-30 and definitely more effective range than the average 44 mag rifle. Wonder if the 3 round rule would still be in effect?

    Congrats to Indy


  3. littleking

    littleking Crossing Lines LIKE A PRO

    bout time.... thats awesome... bring it to ohio

    to many ppl using 410 slugs anyway
  4. I forget now but will post when I find it again, but one hunting magizine I get said there was a state funded study that concluded rifles to be safer and less likely to ricochet than a shotgun slug.
  5. The study FlyPilot33 is referring to was recently done in Pennsylvania in response to a 2004 incident where a young girl was shot in the head by a rifleman 1/2 mile away (she survived). The study concluded that shotguns are more dangerous because slugs are more likely to richocet than rifle bullets. Also, there were instances were shotguns slugs actually carried farther than rifle bullets when the gun is fired at an angle normally used when sighting in on a level target.,0,837999.story