Semi Autos legal to hunt big game in PA.

CMP70306

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Remember the game commission's MO. If you want a particular consensus on your survey, make sure you ask a carefully handpicked group of people. Then afterwards defend your predetermined results by saying that "PA sportsmen have spoken".
Now they don’t even do that, they cave to philly Democrats on the semi auto issue while ignoring the majority of hunters that didn’t want the Saturday rifle opener all for the sake of “inclusion”.
 

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Well to be completely fair, which of coarse is what old fudds try to be, there seems to be more than enough DEMS on all 4 corners of the state without just singeling out the city of (ahem) brotherly love. Without even mentioning uhh uhh you know, whatits name, the state capital.
 

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I’ll stick with my Amish machine gun (Rem 7600), even if they allow semi-auto for deer. I only ever ran out of shells once, and never though “boy, I wish I could have taken those 2nd, 3rd, and 4th shots any faster”.

My biggest issue with allowing semi-auto is the AR nuckle heads who will be using underpowered .223 with 55gr ball ammo.
 

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I’ll stick with my Amish machine gun (Rem 7600), even if they allow semi-auto for deer. I only ever ran out of shells once, and never though “boy, I wish I could have taken those 2nd, 3rd, and 4th shots any faster”.

My biggest issue with allowing semi-auto is the AR nuckle heads who will be using underpowered .223 with 55gr ball ammo.
I prefer the terms “Mennonite Machine Gun” or “Amish Automatic“ as they tend to flow better. I hunted for several years with my Grandfather’s 760 when I was younger and I did use multiple shots on several deer. Almost all of them were dead on the first shot but due to my inexperience I was worried I missed and shot again. With a decade more shooting under my belt and complete trust in my equipment these days I rarely use a second shot.

As for the bold that kind of attitude is the reason we still aren’t allowed to use them for hunting big game despite no issues with with them being used for everything else. Since FMJ ammo is illegal to use in PA for game odds are there may be a couple morons who do so but overall I’d venture to say that the year they allow it will be no different than any other year.

All of that being said I would absolutely hunt with a semi auto and I personally can’t wait to hunt deer with hand loads through my M1 Garand.
 

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I prefer the terms “Mennonite Machine Gun” or “Amish Automatic“ as they tend to flow better. I hunted for several years with my Grandfather’s 760 when I was younger and I did use multiple shots on several deer. Almost all of them were dead on the first shot but due to my inexperience I was worried I missed and shot again. With a decade more shooting under my belt and complete trust in my equipment these days I rarely use a second shot.

As for the bold that kind of attitude is the reason we still aren’t allowed to use them for hunting big game despite no issues with with them being used for everything else. Since FMJ ammo is illegal to use in PA for game odds are there may be a couple morons who do so but overall I’d venture to say that the year they allow it will be no different than any other year.

All of that being said I would absolutely hunt with a semi auto and I personally can’t wait to hunt deer with hand loads through my M1 Garand.
I can only imagine the fun of getting an M1 thumb on a cold day. lol
Im old enough to have been issued one of those.
The carbine model as well, for sure id be choosing one of the civilian version semi autos over that even with good handloads.
 

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I can only imagine the fun of getting an M1 thumb on a cold day. lol
Im old enough to have been issued one of those.
The carbine model as well, for sure id be choosing one of the civilian version semi autos over that even with good handloads.
Every year I shoot my M1 in a WW2 match at the local club in February and so far I’ve avoided doing that even when it was in the 20’s and snowing one year.

My normal hunting rifle is a custom bolt action which I carry opening day but on the last Saturday of deer season here in PA our camp does an old school weekend where we hunt with classic and iron sighted rifles. The past couple years we’ve had a mix of Winchester 1873’s, 1894’s & 1895’s along with a Savage 99 and Marlin 1895’s and 336’s.

I’ve carried my Winchester 1873, 1895 and 1874 Sharps the past couple years but for me as a gun guy it would be really fun to take out my Garand or M1A. I’m seriously hunting for meat I’m taking my 6.5 PRC but if I’ve already taken a deer for the year then the pressure is off and I like to take the classics for a walk in the woods.
 

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