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Legicritters or Pgc? Who controls what weapons are allowable in special regs area
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Re: Who controls SRA allowable weapons.

Except illegal weapons for hunting such as semi auto handguns and rifles. Legislator controls that.

I have tried several times to get steam for straight walled centerfire rifle and pistol cartridges to be made legal in the SRA. Like 357, 44, 45/70 etc....

Many have poorer ballistics than modern saboted slugs and muzzleloaders.

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Re: Who controls SRA allowable weapons.

I probably should have said both, due to the often convoluted process ... good example DPMS.

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Re: Who controls SRA allowable weapons.

With the current robust working group meetings, if any can get their weapon concerns brought up, it is there that the ground work can really begin. No guarantee of outcome, but the getting staff to look at it and offer opinion and findings is a start.

It takes a singe commissioner to make the motion of new business at any quarterly meeting. Convincing a single commissioner to make the motion should be far easier than taking the public testimony route.

Is your position a short term gain - or a long term loss? Separate the issues.
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Re: Who controls SRA allowable weapons.

FYI
Ohio has started using them in gun season now.
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Re: Who controls SRA allowable weapons.

Article on what Ohio approved:

http://www2.ohiodnr.gov/news/post/oh...ng-regulations


Taking this and similar information to the BOC members will aid in getting the issue looked at.


As stated before, it only takes one BOC member to make the motion to have staff look at the issue and report recommendations. Regardless if staff approves or disapproves, the BOC has the final say. As recent history proves, the BOC has insisted on more information, or moved to do something staff didn't support in some manner.

Staff as a regular course of review very often talks to other states to see what they are doing, what issues they have, and solutions / or policy implemented.

Tailoring your request for review to a class or type of authorized calibers or weapons will aide in getting support and a staff review.

Is your position a short term gain - or a long term loss? Separate the issues.
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Re: Who controls SRA allowable weapons.

From the linked article above:

The council also approved straight-walled cartridge rifles for deer hunting. The rifles are the same caliber and use the same straight-walled cartridges that are currently legal for use in handguns. The new regulation is designed to allow additional opportunities for hunters that own these guns or want to hunt with these guns. These rifles have reduced recoil compared to larger shotguns, and the rifles are more accurate than the same caliber handgun.

Legal deer hunting rifles are chambered for the following calibers: .357 Magnum, .357 Maximum, .38 Special, .375 Super Magnum, .375 Winchester, .38-55, .41 Long Colt, .41 Magnum, .44 Special, .44 Magnum, .444 Marlin, .45 ACP, .45 Colt, .45 Long Colt, .45 Winchester Magnum, .45 Smith & Wesson, .454 Casull, .460 Smith & Wesson, .45-70, .45-90, .45-110, .475 Linebaugh, .50-70, .50-90, .50-100, .50-110 and .500 Smith & Wesson.

A new regulation states shotguns and straight-walled cartridge rifles used for deer hunting be loaded with no more than three shells in the magazine and chamber combined. The current hunting regulation states a shotgun must be plugged if it is capable of holding more than three shells.

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Re: Who controls SRA allowable weapons.

Some very good examples of straight walled cases that have much poorer or similar ballistics to modern saboted shotguns and muzzleloaders.

I made this play a few years ago to a few commissioners. It fell on deaf ears. Me and a few others plan to make the play again this year.

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