What caliber is legal in Wyoming?

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  1. joseph

    joseph Well-Known Member

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    What is the smallest caliber that is legal for Mule deer and Antelope in Wyoming? The reason I ask is I am planning on using my 6mm Norma BR. for goats, but what if I happen to come apon a Mule deer buck? I am bringing along my 30-06 but won't be carrying them both at the same time.

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  2. cinch

    cinch Well-Known Member

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    .243 is the smallest legal for big game in WY.
     

  3. joseph

    joseph Well-Known Member

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    Are you sure it is .243 Winchester or any 6mm centerfire? A .243 is a 6mm. Is there a minimum weight bullet like a 55 grain in a .243?

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  4. dk17hmr

    dk17hmr Well-Known Member

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    Law books says:

    "Wyoming statutes authorize the use of a firearm which has a barrel bore diameter of at least twenty-three-hundredths (23/100) of an inch and is chambered to fire a center-fire cartridge not less than two (2) inches in overall length, including a soft or expanding point bullet seated to a normal depth......"
     
  5. joseph

    joseph Well-Known Member

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    Well if this is true I am home free because my 6mm Norma BR. loaded with Berger 105 gr. VLDs seated all the way to the bottom of the neck measure 2+3/8" and the velocity is about 3,000 fps.

    "Aim small miss small", :D

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  6. cinch

    cinch Well-Known Member

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    Yes, .243 is a caliber, not a cartridge. You are good to go.
     
  7. chucknbach

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    I believe it can be shorter than 2" if it's .35 cal and bigger.