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Old 10-19-2014, 07:48 AM
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Default Indiana new deer hunting calibers 2015

I have recently seen on Indiana DNR's website a change in legal rifle calibers for deer. It goes something like this;
1. Change minimum bullet diameter allowed to .243
2. Eliminate a maximum caliber OAL restriction.
*Basically any rifle you want .243 diameter and up as big as you want.

After 2 decades of shotgun hunting and the past 6 years with straight walled pistol caliber rifles I can soon buy and use rifles that I never bought because I couldn't use them.

The reasoning for this is because of the advances in modern muzzloading and how far they can shoot. I can attest to this. I broke in my new muzzloader today and sighted in my scope. At 270 yards I was using the first elevation dot on my Leopold Rifleman Scope which was hitting the center of the target. Drop had to be around 4-6 inches. That was the flattest shooting thing I have ever seen out of a muzzleloader, shotgun, or pistol carbine.

Best news I heard all year!
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Old 10-19-2014, 10:03 AM
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Have they approved these changes for 2015 or are they still debating it ?
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Old 10-26-2014, 02:33 AM
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I haven't heard any recent news but I am expecting it to pass. I have already been looking at various rifles and studying ballistics information. I was thinking about .35 Remington or .35 Whelen....but the 7mm-08 has won me over.
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Old 10-26-2014, 09:26 AM
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According to the web site it has not been approved yet, if it gets approve it will be in effect in 2015.

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