Re: what states have a weight limit on a hunting rifle
The question that should be asked is, "What is the risk that a Fish & Game officer will even bother to check? It seems to me that these guys are checking for hunting licenses that are valid, whether or not deer tags are in order, and so forth. Besides, how many super-heavy bench rest rifles that weigh more than 16 pounds total would be used? But, maybe I am wrong....maybe there are more of these types of rifles than I would imagine. Are there? I know that I haven't seen anyone use one. My single-shot BR weighs in at 14 pounds, and that is with a 2 1/2 pound 8 x 40 scope.
If I had a rifle that weighed 16 pounds and were husky enough to drag it around for LR shooting, the last thing I would be concerned about would be getting checked by a game warden, unless the fine were so great that I would think twice about using the rifle. If the animals didn't wish to present themselves, I could always do some bench presses with the thing.
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