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what states have a weight limit on a hunting rifle

whats states have it and what is the weight.
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    Re: what states have a weight limit on a hunting rifle

    I know Idaho is 16lbs.max loaded ready to fire.
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    Re: what states have a weight limit on a hunting rifle

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    I know Idaho is 16lbs.max loaded ready to fire.

    [/ QUOTE ]including bipod, sling, etc. But I wouldn't let 'em weigh it w/cartridges in mag and/or chamber....
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    Re: what states have a weight limit on a hunting rifle

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    I know Idaho is 16lbs.max loaded ready to fire.

    [/ QUOTE ]including bipod, sling, etc. But I wouldn't let 'em weigh it w/cartridges in mag and/or chamber....

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    Can you and do you get away with it? What does the regualtion say about it?
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    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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    Re: what states have a weight limit on a hunting rifle

    What is the logic in a state putting a maximum weight limit on a hunting rifle?
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    Re: what states have a weight limit on a hunting rifle

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    What is the logic in a state putting a maximum weight limit on a hunting rifle?
    It is an effort to eliminate the 50 cal for hunting because they think they are bad and have to
    much range. (They have not seen some of the guys on this web site shoot with 338s).

    Most 50s weigh at least that much or more.

    It is just another back door way to regulate what we want to hunt with.

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