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Unread 01-29-2013, 05:29 PM
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22 Cal's legal in WYO

New rules for deer and antelope in wyoming state that you can now use a .22 cal rifle to take most anything but elk and moose in wyo as long as you shoot over a 60 grain bullet and the cartridge is over 2" long in total length. Just an FYI.
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    Unread 01-31-2013, 10:14 AM
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    Re: 22 Cal's legal in WYO

    Yessir!

    Wyoming changes caliber laws !!


    Now if we can get the suppressor bill passed we can move out of the stone age!


    Our members just might see a doe vs AR-15 thread this fall

    Thanks for posting,


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    I still have mixed emotions on this one. Im afraid the general public is going to take out an ar loaded with a rapid expansion bullet or an fmj and go antelope and deer hunting which is not what this is intended for and will most certainly not kill animals quickly. Hopefully people still use common sense but I have ruled out all common sense among the general public long ago.
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    Unread 01-31-2013, 11:48 AM
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    I stand with you on the common sense vote. On the other topic, most of the guys you're worried about can shoot worth a dern no matter what they are slingin lead with. No to say an AR will help them but, if they can afford an AR & are smart enought to use bullets in excess of 60grains (the only FMJ I am aware is the 62grn Green tip), they should do ok as most are hollow points.


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    If you handload, try the 70 grain Speer .22 out of a fast twist AR. They do work on 150 lb plus deer. Sierra makes a 63 grain varmint bullet, but may be too thin of a jacket. Barnes makes a 62 and 70 TSX.
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    I'm with Elkhunter on this one. P.O. Ackley wrote about the 220 swift in his book as a great hunting cartridge and how the .224 calibers should be legal for hunting. But, as Elkhunter stated the General Public doesn't have the knowledge or skill that Mr. Ackley did.
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    I'm with Elkhunter on this one. P.O. Ackley wrote about the 220 swift in his book as a great hunting cartridge and how the .224 calibers should be legal for hunting. But, as Elkhunter stated the General Public doesn't have the knowledge or skill that Mr. Ackley did.

    I understand your worries, then again i've stood witness to many, many men that couldn't knock an antelope down with a 300 mag. I larger rifle most definitely does not make an inexperienced shooter any more proficient.

    My hope is that, with a 223, 22-250, Swift etc the hunter will be able to practice more as: 1. Ammo is cheaper 2. the 22's won't kick the snot out of you like a Walmart 300 win can.

    When the shooter isn't scared to death of the rifle, they tend to shoot it much better. It's a long shot I know, but it really can't get any worse than it is now.


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