Re: State of Indiana expands rifles permitted for deer
The 6mm came from legislators pushing this bill, trying to loop around DNR, that have no idea what they are talking about. It originally started as 5 rounds, 243, 30/30, 30/06, don't remember the 4th, and .300. That's all, .300. They didn't realize that .300 comes in many different flavors. Then they just said .243, not .243 winchester. So pushed on the .243 bullet and the 300 is what opened the flood gates. This originally started with dnr legalizing rifles shooting pistol calibers. They just set it as it had to be 1.6" and used a .358 caliber bullet. Didn't assume all the guys that had the ability to build wildcat rounds. Now we have I believe 5 different rounds that guys have built that are in pretty high demand. Most have ballistics comparable to .358 winchester. Any time I get into an argument I usually push the Penn state study on slug vs rifle rounds and use Kentucky as a model of states similar to ours that use hpr's. Haven't gotten a sensible response yet against. Usually its just too flat or our deer herd will be decimated. Usually I follow that with a, so you won't be using one? Most say they will. Its not a kill all the deer argument. Indiana is a big buck state. The issue is someone killing MY buck.