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Posted: 8/15/2005 3:29:36 PM EDT
I have been looking for the legality of the .50 Beowulf, but no luck so far. Anyone know if this is a legal big game cartridge here in MN? I know there are quite a few that are not, but the Beowulf isn't listed either way.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 4:25:15 PM EDT
Bump for reply....maybe
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 5:09:09 PM EDT
As far as I know it is.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 5:36:05 PM EDT
center fire rifle has to be greater than .23" in bullet diameter
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 5:52:40 PM EDT
Doesn't the case have to be a cartain length as well? Or is one or the other?
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 7:11:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/15/2005 8:21:29 PM EDT by 100w_warlock]
Here are the MN rules for hunting big game.

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/regulations/hunting/legalcartridges.html

The 50AE is legal, as it is grandfathered in via over all cartridge length. (just as the 10mm is)

Therefore, if the 50AE is, so is the 50 Beowulf.

The safe way to think about it is if the bullet has a greater diameter than .240, a cartridge lenght longer than 1.285", and a KE at the muzzle of more than 1000ft-lbs.

The 357magnum is one of the "smallest" rounds to hunt with from a handgun.
the 25-20 is the wimpiest rifle cartridge on the list. (which makes a 72gr .223 round look like a 308 by comparison...)

FYI: I base my 25-20 comments on the fact that its only a 75gr cast lead bullet and only goes 1700fps...my Rossi 92 with handloaded 357 magnums does that with bullets weighing 2x as much!!!

Funny thing is, the 50BMG is legal in MN, but not the 460 Rowland.
In ND, the 460 Rowland is legal, but, the 50BMG is not.

Go figure...

[Yours truely is going hunting with either his 38-55 Winchester or 30-30 Marlin]
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 4:26:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 100w_warlock:
Here are the MN rules for hunting big game.

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/regulations/hunting/legalcartridges.html

The 50AE is legal, as it is grandfathered in via over all cartridge length. (just as the 10mm is)

Therefore, if the 50AE is, so is the 50 Beowulf.

The safe way to think about it is if the bullet has a greater diameter than .240, a cartridge lenght longer than 1.285", and a KE at the muzzle of more than 1000ft-lbs.

The 357magnum is one of the "smallest" rounds to hunt with from a handgun.
the 25-20 is the wimpiest rifle cartridge on the list. (which makes a 72gr .223 round look like a 308 by comparison...)

FYI: I base my 25-20 comments on the fact that its only a 75gr cast lead bullet and only goes 1700fps...my Rossi 92 with handloaded 357 magnums does that with bullets weighing 2x as much!!!

Funny thing is, the 50BMG is legal in MN, but not the 460 Rowland.
In ND, the 460 Rowland is legal, but, the 50BMG is not.

Go figure...

[Yours truely is going hunting with either his 38-55 Winchester or 30-30 Marlin]




Yeah, I really don't understand why some of these rounds are illegal. In OR, it is legal to hunt with .223, and I have never had a problem knocking anything down with it. Then again, the deer out here are supposed to be a bit bigger, and there's no moose in OR...
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 12:07:28 PM EDT
Well if it makes any of you feel any better i hunt white tails with a little 6mm. Havent found 1 yet that I havent dropped in 1 shot. L.S
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 12:58:06 PM EDT
I'm not familiar with a 6mm, doubt I have ever seen one. Got a pic?
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 1:11:50 PM EDT
Think .243 Winchester, I think bullets for 6mm are interchangeable for the most part.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 1:21:33 PM EDT
Oh, now I get the idea.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 3:07:37 PM EDT
A buddy of mine shoots .243 for whitetail pretty much exclusively. He'll take out the .30-06 every now and then.

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