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Old 02-04-2016, 11:24 AM
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Default Semi-auto rifle for OH and IN deer?

Can anyone give me advice for a good semi-auto rifle that shoots a cartridge legal for deer hunting in Ohio and Indiana? Here is my criteria:

Prefer a gun with readily-available ammo that is reasonable priced

I rarely ever take a shot over 100 yds.

Preference given to guns that offer more than 5-shot magazines.

Thanks for any help you can offer!
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Old 02-04-2016, 12:20 PM
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I believe Ohio has a 3 round ammo limit and the only guns that would work in your scenario would be a semi-auto shotgun or the Ruger .44 magnum Deerfield Carbine.

In Indiana you can use 450 Bushmaster, 458 Socom, and 50 Beowulf in an AR-15 platform.
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Old 02-04-2016, 12:56 PM
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A .44 Mag is all you need and there is absolutely no reason to have a hunting rifle that holds more than 3 or 4 rounds!
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Old 02-04-2016, 01:07 PM
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Thanks for the input guys. I never carry more than 3 rounds when deer hunting. But I'd also like to have higher magazine capacity to shoot just for fun.

As long as I can render it 3 rounds or less to make it legal while hunting, I'd like to be able to have higher capacity on hand for other purposes.
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Old 02-04-2016, 01:23 PM
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whats the regs on ohio rifles?
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Old 02-04-2016, 10:10 PM
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I just bought a marlin 45/70 for hunting Ohio. Looking for a 444 marlin for my wife, not having much luck in finding one right now. I've hunted there since the late nineties and have always used a muzzy.
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Old 02-05-2016, 05:08 AM
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Ruger Mini-30
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Old 02-05-2016, 07:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Ridge Runner
whats the regs on ohio rifles?
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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.
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Old 02-05-2016, 07:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Major Woods
Ruger Mini-30
Not legal in IN or OH
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Old 02-05-2016, 11:23 AM
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so basically any straight walled case?
450 bushy, 50 beowolf, 458 lott, should be a few others, would take some digging to find them all, but they ain't common. never could figure out why there was never a 357 max built in an AR
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