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Posted: 10/6/2003 2:20:34 PM EDT
Several people have told me they thought you could only use a magazine that held a maximum of 5 rounds. I can only find magazine restrictions for turkey/bird/duck hunting in the rules and regulations book and on the DNR web site. Anyone know for sure?

I'll probably call DNR tomorrow, but I'm interested in other people's thoughts/knowledge on the matter.
Link Posted: 10/6/2003 3:40:51 PM EDT
It's 5.
I'm very glad your interested in my thoughts/knowledge on the matter.


Link Posted: 10/6/2003 3:56:57 PM EDT
Where does it say that in the regulations?
Link Posted: 10/6/2003 4:10:55 PM EDT
Actually, I was asking this question because I was considering using my FAL this season. If I must use a 5-round magazine, where do I get one? Tapco has some for $20 EACH! Please tell me I can find a mag elsewhere for cheap. What about converting a 20-rounder?
Link Posted: 10/6/2003 4:14:06 PM EDT
Put a wooden dowel in a 20 rounder like they do with shotgun tubes.
Link Posted: 10/6/2003 4:24:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/6/2003 4:26:31 PM EDT by P806]

Originally Posted By BookHound:
Where does it say that in the regulations?



Heck, I don't know. I was outside the department last week shoot'n the breeze with the local rabit po po and a stranger walked up and asked him that very same question. It's always been 5, to the best of my knowledge.

I had a bent bottom on an aluminum FAL mag and cut down to hold 5.
Link Posted: 10/6/2003 4:29:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/6/2003 4:46:38 PM EDT
Thanks, Bradd, but that is out dated (by a year at least). Last year they added cross-bows as a primitive weapon for all. However, that version of the law doesn't specify any maximum capacity for rifles, only shotguns. This is also how the current 2003-2004 hunting regulation book specifies it.
Link Posted: 10/6/2003 5:15:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/6/2003 5:16:13 PM EDT by Bradd_D]

Originally Posted By BookHound:
Thanks, Bradd, but that is out dated (by a year at least). Last year they added cross-bows as a primitive weapon for all. However, that version of the law doesn't specify any maximum capacity for rifles, only shotguns. This is also how the current 2003-2004 hunting regulation book specifies it.



I guess I should have read it a little closer.
Link Posted: 10/6/2003 9:54:02 PM EDT
again read it a little closer, I see nowhere where there's a limit on rifles.



(5)(A) For hunting deer, shotguns shall be limited to a capacity of not more than five shells in the magazine and chamber combined. If a plug is necessary to so limit the capacity, the plug shall be of one piece, incapable of being removed through the loading end of the magazine.
Link Posted: 10/7/2003 3:37:38 AM EDT
That's my point. I've never been able to find any laws that restrict rifle magazine capacity.
Link Posted: 10/7/2003 4:32:21 AM EDT
I couldn't find it either. Time to do some research on this.
Link Posted: 10/7/2003 4:50:22 AM EDT
I called the region 4 headquarters in Macon and talked to a Sgt. He told me that there is a 5 round capacity on mags in big game hunting. I then asked him to tell the code section. After about 10 minutes on hold he then told me that law was changed and there is no restriction on rifles...just shotguns. I need to give my friend the rabbit po po a call.
Link Posted: 10/7/2003 4:54:23 AM EDT
Awesome! I thought maybe the laws changed at some point. So, do you hunt P806? If so, what do you think about hunting with an FAL? I mounted a Leupold scope with ARMS low rings on an ARMS rail cover. It shoots very well. I tried some different hunting-capable (i.e. softpoints and BTs) and the rifle actually groups much better than I expected.
Link Posted: 10/7/2003 5:58:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BookHound:
Awesome! I thought maybe the laws changed at some point. So, do you hunt P806? If so, what do you think about hunting with an FAL? I mounted a Leupold scope with ARMS low rings on an ARMS rail cover. It shoots very well. I tried some different hunting-capable (i.e. softpoints and BTs) and the rifle actually groups much better than I expected.



I would like to harvest one this year with a FAL. I hunted a lot when I was young, but time and family take priority now. My son, well that's a different story, he's been scouting every day (after school) for the last week and even has video'd some white tail on the move. He wants to take one with a muzzle loader too.

I'll probably hunt with my R1, it's lighter (17" barrel) and groups decent with 150 grain soft nose.
Link Posted: 10/7/2003 12:38:03 PM EDT
There has never been a mag limit on rifles......ever. Now, go grab that AR-10!

Dave S
Link Posted: 10/7/2003 12:46:15 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 10/7/2003 12:50:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By P806:
1919a4



BWAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAHAHA­HA!!!!!!!!

Dave S
Link Posted: 10/7/2003 2:02:36 PM EDT


DIE BAMBI, DIE! I can just see myself in the tree stand with a .50 and a couple of ammo belts.



Link Posted: 10/7/2003 3:51:18 PM EDT
If you are going to have delusions of grandeur, do it right.

Imagine yourself in a tree stand with a GE M134.
Link Posted: 10/7/2003 11:32:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By the_reject:
If you are going to have delusions of grandeur, do it right.

Imagine yourself in a tree stand with a GE M134.





Hmmmmm Now how the hell am i gonna get this up that tree?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
Link Posted: 10/8/2003 3:10:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DeltaAir423:

Originally Posted By the_reject:
If you are going to have delusions of grandeur, do it right.

Imagine yourself in a tree stand with a GE M134.


Hmmmmm Now how the hell am i gonna get this up that tree?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?


This is left as an exercise for the reader.
Link Posted: 10/8/2003 7:35:01 AM EDT
Uh, crane mounted on a Hummer? Oh, oh, I got it, air lifted by the Huey I've got parked out back. Sure it'll scare off the deer, but they will come back.

Ghost
Link Posted: 10/10/2003 4:56:32 PM EDT
I do not hunt anything but humans anymore, but when I did hunt animals I sometimes used an HK-91 with a 20 round mag. I was under the impression that there was not a restriction on rifle mags.
Link Posted: 10/10/2003 4:57:32 PM EDT
I do not hunt anything but humans anymore, but when I did hunt animals I sometimes used an HK-91 with a 20 round mag. I was under the impression that there was not a restriction on rifle mags.
Link Posted: 10/10/2003 5:33:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By rkb3119:
I do not hunt anything but humans anymore.



Yeah, me too..well mostly.
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