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rifle capacity for deer hunting?

Postby zachkuby87 on Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:36 pm

is there a limit on your rifles capacity for deer hunting here in minnesota? i was talking to my bro about how im going to use an ar for deer this year and he said there is a capacity limit.. he said 7 or something like that i looked on a few sites and found a few states with a limit of 5 rounds but i havent been able to find anything on mn. im not going to buy 100 round drums or anything retarded like that just looking to use the standard 30 round mag. and if there is a limit is there any low cap mags you can buy or a way to modify the 30 rounders to only take 5,7,10 whatever the limit may be? i just wanna make sure a game warden doesnt walk up and decide to take my rifle and give me a fine i wanna do things 100%legal
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Postby Heffay on Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:44 pm

I don't think you can use a .223 in MN for deer hunting.
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Postby Chunkychuck on Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:46 pm

http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/rlp/regula ... l_regs.pdf

LEGAL FIREARMS (Includes handguns) FOR BIG GAME
• It is at least .220 caliber and has center fire ignition;
• It is loaded only with single projectile ammunition;
• The projectile used has a soft point or is an expanding bullet type;*
• The muzzleloader (long gun or handgun) used cannot be loaded at the
breech (muzzleloading revolvers are not legal for taking big game);
• The smooth-bore muzzleloader used is at least .45 caliber and
• The rifled muzzleloader used is at least .40 caliber;
• Muzzleloaders with scopes are legal during the regular firearms deer
seasons, but are not allowed during the muzzleloader season except by
special permit for hunters with a medically certified visual impairment.
Applications are available from the DNR Info Center, see page 125.
Other Restrictions
• No person may discharge a firearm or an arrow from a bow on, over,
across, or within the right-of-way of an improved public highway
(including but not limited to federal, state, county, and township
roadways) at a big game animal or a decoy of a big game animal that
has been set out by a licensed peace officer.
• A person may not use a dog or horse to take big game.

This is all I can find
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Postby macphisto on Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:01 pm

Why do bros, Heffays, and other Fudds always gotta be dispensing such crap advice?
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Postby Heffay on Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:02 pm

macphisto wrote:Why do bros, Heffays, and other Fudds always gotta be dispensing such crap advice?


I qualified my statement at least. ;-) That info I heard a number of years ago. I take it that it was either never true, or changed recently?
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Postby macphisto on Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:09 pm

The latter, try to keep up.
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Postby Heffay on Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:12 pm

macphisto wrote:The latter, try to keep up.


I figured anyone who wanted to hunt with poodle hunting rounds wasn't really worth keeping up with in the first place. :)
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Postby PhilaBOR on Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:20 pm

I emailed DNR a few years ago, they said no limit on mag capacity. Check their website or contact them.

.223 is legal but is it ethical? A good hunter should be able to make it work, but most people would choose a more powerful, deeper penetrating round.

According to MN law, .25 auto pistol is legal.
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Postby JJ on Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:31 pm

PhilaBOR wrote:.223 is legal but is it ethical? A good hunter should be able to make it work, but most people would choose a more powerful, deeper penetrating round.




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Postby RobD on Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:50 pm

a 30.06 can be unethical if your're a ******* shot.
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Postby timwarner on Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:05 pm

Ethical is killing quickly, whatever caliber you use.

Unethical is being a ******* shot, and blowing a big, slow-death hole with some oversize rifle.
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Postby farmerj on Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:09 pm

seen deer with a .338 win mag go over 8 hours and still not find them.

As with anything, it's placement more than caliber.
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Re: rifle capacity for deer hunting?

Postby Holland&Holland on Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:10 pm

Pretty sure everyone has their own rifle capacity for deer hunting. Of course it depends on the size, weight, carry method, strenght of the individual carrying and a few other factors. For myself I am thinking 5. I could probably figure out how to strap 3 on my back and carry another 1 in each hand.
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Postby RobD on Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:22 pm

Holland&Holland wrote:Pretty sure everyone has their own rifle capacity for deer hunting. Of course it depends on the size, weight, carry method, strenght of the individual carrying and a few other factors. For myself I am thinking 5. I could probably figure out how to strap 3 on my back and carry another 1 in each hand.


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Postby zachkuby87 on Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:24 pm

Ill just check with the dnr to be safe thanks guys I'm not tryin to start another is .223 good nough thread. Everytime I mention using an ar for deer ppl argue about it for 3days and it gets locked so let's just not start.
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