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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by HITMAN, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. HITMAN

    HITMAN Vancouver Member

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    So i am building a killer mosin nagant for hunting elk this year, just for fun. and my buudies are heckling me for spending 45 bucks on some 180 grain softpoiints from big 5 tonight. They said we have a 1000 rounds between us of surplus ammo and that i am crazy. I remember there being a law against using full metal jacket for hunting. am i crazy?
     
  2. coloneltim

    coloneltim Korvallistan Member

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    You are correct, read the hunting guide the state puts out, no FMJ for hunting.

    Tim
     
  3. rudedog04

    rudedog04 oregon-roseburg Member

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    save money on bulets, thats just wrong. have you seen what the state wants on tags alone?
     
  4. HITMAN

    HITMAN Vancouver Member

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    45 bucks was for two boxes, 40 rounds so thats not to bad for softpoints in winchester. and i didnt have to pay for shipping or buy in bulk.
     
  5. Grizzly_A

    Grizzly_A Portland Metro Area Member

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    Good for you! If they hunt with you the choice is yours whether to point the game warden in their direction.... :angeldevil:
     
  6. JAFO

    JAFO OR, USA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Much like the often repeated 5 round magazine limit I believe there is no such restriction in Washington. I am not saying it is a good idea, but it is not in the regulations.
     
  7. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    I've known people who have cut the jacket off at the tip and used those for hunting.

    I've also known one of those rifles to become unserviceable because the jacket stayed in the barrel while the lead flew. Guess what happened on the second shot?

    So yeah, don't do that.
     
  8. Dan-Dee Sales Inc

    Dan-Dee Sales Inc Sweet Home, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    You may not want to do that. Page 30 of the hunting regulations.

    "Military or full-metal jacket bullets in original or altered form prohibited."
     
  9. tionico

    tionico Thurston County Well-Known Member

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    Why would anyone want to simply ventilate their target game with FMJ, even "altered"? If I got a shot off at game, I'd want to have ALL the odds in MY favour...... the PSP, hollow point, typical hunting load are designated "hunting" for good reason. Sure, a bit more dear, but at the price of all the other items involved, failing to spend another quid on good ammunition designed to do the job to hand is foolish. Pence wise, pound foolish. Drill that elk with a FMJ round, he will walk a long ways to either die out of your range, or be shot by another hunter who reaps YOUR reward. Spend the money and use the correct ammunition. Hunting regs aside, your deep freeze and your table will be glad.
     
  10. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    Exactly. Plus the chance of having the jacket bugger your bore, and possibly bulge the barrel just isn't worth it. I've seen the results before. Besides, paying $20 for 20 when you might use 5 a season...