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Unread 07-19-2010, 06:10 PM
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New Member seeking advice for rifles legal in Alberta

Hey guys,

So my question is that I have been looking up on a few rifles but have no luck in finding any info saying if the rifles are legal in alberta and even more improtantly can be used for hunting. Some that I have in mind are the .408 cheytac or in the .338 lupau.. Any info on this would be great or any info on other rifles that could be purchased for hunting but have the range and tactical look that the cheytac has. As for range I'm looking at any where from a few 100 yards up to 1000+ yards since the terrain where I live can be very open. One last thing is price isn't a matter for me but if cheaper than great! No ones hates a good bargain lol.

Thanks a lot in advance! Really appreciate any help!
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    Unread 07-19-2010, 06:29 PM
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    Hey guys,

    So my question is that I have been looking up on a few rifles but have no luck in finding any info saying if the rifles are legal in alberta and even more improtantly can be used for hunting. Some that I have in mind are the .408 cheytac or in the .338 lupau.. Any info on this would be great or any info on other rifles that could be purchased for hunting but have the range and tactical look that the cheytac has. As for range I'm looking at any where from a few 100 yards up to 1000+ yards since the terrain where I live can be very open. One last thing is price isn't a matter for me but if cheaper than great! No ones hates a good bargain lol.

    Thanks a lot in advance! Really appreciate any help!

    From my understanding in reading other posts, .50 BMG of any type is prohibited in Canada. The .338 Lapua and its variations are permitted. I could be wrong, but pretty sure I'm right.

    As far as caliber, 338 Lapua is all you will need from 0 to 1500 yards using a 300grn BTHP of some type. Hopefully one of your Northern brothers will chime in.

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    Unread 07-19-2010, 06:58 PM
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    Thanks Tank. You wouldn't happen to know of any good makes in the .338? I really like the AR look or tactical if you will. Once again money isn't really an issue. Thanks
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    Hi Draxx11,

    Welcome to the site.

    I'm hunting in alberta to and no restriction up upper limit for hunting.
    Just minimum is 243 cal for hunting and the rest you are ok.

    Contact Rick @ ATRS (Alberta Tactical Rifle) and you can get from him 338EDGE, 338EDGE AI, 338LAPUA, 338LAPUA AI, 408 CHEYTACK, OR 50BMG. Of course for that distance go with EDGE or 300rum, and you will be happy.
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    Unread 07-19-2010, 11:07 PM
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    Thanks a lot 300rum! Went to the site and it's great! As a newbie to this I'm not to sure what you mean by upper...I've been reading a bit but is that the barrel, caliber, action and those components? As lower would be the magazine size and of it's auto, semi or bolt...
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    Unread 07-19-2010, 11:57 PM
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    Re: New Member seeking advice for rifles legal in Alberta

    What 300rum means is that in alberta you can hunt with any of the calibres you mentioned but if 1000 is your range, then 338EDGE or 300rum will get the job done.
    Cheers
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    Unread 07-20-2010, 08:21 AM
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    Re: New Member seeking advice for rifles legal in Alberta

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    From my understanding in reading other posts, .50 BMG of any type is prohibited in Canada. The .338 Lapua and its variations are permitted. I could be wrong, but pretty sure I'm right.

    As far as caliber, 338 Lapua is all you will need from 0 to 1500 yards using a 300grn BTHP of some type. Hopefully one of your Northern brothers will chime in.

    Tank
    It's not that 50BMG is prohibited, it's that 50BMG is not exportable from the US. So, any 50BMG rifles, etc. come to Canada from sources other than the US.
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