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Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: York Co.(Hunt Sullivan Co)
6.5's Finally Legal for PA Elk!!!
Hopefully!!! My 6.5 Swede may finally have a future for a crack at a PA Elk ...if ever drawn!! I have voiced my support to the PGC so many times & appears finally appears they agree!!!!!!!
6.5 MM CREEDMOOR COULD BECOME LEGAL ROUND FOR ELK
The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave preliminary approval to a measure that would permit the stateís elk hunters to use the 6.5 mm Creedmoor round and related .26 caliber firearms.
Existing regulations require elk hunters to use firearms that are .27 caliber or more, with bullets of at least 130 grains. But after a review, the Game Commission has determined that increasingly popular firearms in the .26 caliber range provide adequate and commonly accepted kinetic energies to efficiently and ethically harvest elk.
The change would allow use of .26 caliber firearms with bullets of 120 grains or more for elk hunting.
The measure will be brought back to the July meeting for a final vote.
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