The PGC spent a lot of time talking about this at the recent working group meeting. Apparently there are staff and possibly some sitting commissioners that feel a minimum caliber restriction for big game like deer and bear is something that should be considered moving forward, similar to the restriction on elk.
What say you? I oppose it. We have had no caliber restrictions for big game other than elk and everything seems to working okay.
.Could be it has to do with semi inclusion for hunting and fears of AR 15 rifles being the new norm.I sure hope not.
That was part of the discussion. My recollection from the meeting is staff pushed for a caliber restriction but said they have been thinking about recommending it for several years. Staff said that the recommendation should not be taken to imply that it was related to semiautos but the discussion went there anyways.
Staff said that if semis are allowed for big game, now would be the time to make the change all at once. One commissioner agreed so they don't have to revisit legal arms and calibers at a later date.
Again my recollection of the discussion which I was watching while doing other things. I could be off a bit on some of the exact details.
I agree let it alone. Funny thing is here in Md. for deer it has to have 1200 foot lbs of energy. Basically the 222 is not legal for deer hunting here. My question would be and all you reloaders know this is just load the 222 little heavier getting the vel. up raises the energy, chronograph the load for documentation what could they do to you?