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Old 04-15-2017, 12:00 PM   #1
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I am surprised that no one has posted anything about this yet, but on Thursday (4/13) our Governor signed legislation allowing deer hunters in Iowa to use "straight-wall" cartridges in rifles. This is HUGE news!!

I read the bill, and the cartridges that were previously legal in handguns are now automatically legal with this signed legislation. Those calibers can be found in the DNR hunting regulations. Among them are the 444 Marlin and 45/70. Both of these calibers in rifles are easy 200+ yard guns in the right hands. Additionally, the 50 Beowulf is on that current list, making it possible to turn your AR-15 into a legal Iowa deer rifle in that caliber.

My sincere thanks go out to our legislators for giving me a "legitimate" reason to add more sticks to the safe!!!

The legislation also reads the "The Commission" (??) will be "reviewing other cartridge ballistics" for approval in the coming months. I've got my fingers crossed for the .450 Bushmaster.

Does anyone more "connected" than me know who/where I can petition to get a rifle caliber approved?
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The natural resource commission will likely be the ones who have the final say on all cartridges that will be allowed for deer hunting.
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careful what you wish for.
X2 much of the reason we have the quality of bucks that we do is no gun season during any phase of the rut and that we don't allow rifles. While a muzzle loader is still a better long range weapon than any of these rifles, I really foresee this becoming a stepping stone to using any rifles.
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