any factory 6mm or bigger rounds using .378 boltface?

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  1. hoz53

    hoz53 Gold $$ Contributor

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    sorry im an AR owner to and i know like you probably the large majority of ar owners are responsable shooters but there is enough of those "other" guys out there to make it a concern for me.
     
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  3. hogpatrol

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    The one out in the barn that they use to cut up meat. That way, it'll have a good cover scent.:D
     
  4. snert

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    Agree...I got an ADL last year for under $375 out the door, 243, shoots fine
     
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    Adz...sawzall runs on electric, unless of course you use it like a crosscut, with one hunter holding each end.
     
  6. Terry_M

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    "Factory loading" would probably restrict you to 300 black out, but you could always look into Copper Creek Ammo, HSM or a half dozen other companies that do custom loading. If you're looking for a couple hundred rounds every 5 years then it might be easier than buying a whole reloading setup. Of course once you had the setup a whole new world of opportunity opens up.
     
  7. BoilerUP

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    The best (only) answer to OP's question is 300 AAC Blackout.

    As for Indiana hunting regs...it really isn't that hard. On private land only, 6mm or larger bore with a case length at least 1.16" long and shorter than 3.00" meaning pretty much anything this side of a BMG/CheyTac case is legal (including 338 Lapua). Any centerfire rifle is legal in Kentucky where I grew up, and I've even taken two with 22 centerfires (one with a 223AI, another with a *gasp* AR)...they died just as deer I've shot with a 270 and 30-06 did.

    Pretty progressive step up from slugs and muzzleloaders and even straight-wall case rifles; too bad non-hunters and the Bowhunt Mafia in this state killed the initial 6mm or larger proposal at the DNR level and it had to go to politicians in the state house which lead to last year's convoluted abortion. Thankfully there was no blood in the streets and no massacre of the deer herd, leading to this year's bill which filled in the blanks between 6mm and 30 calibers and allowed bigger-diameter bores too.

    I'll use my 20" 6 Dasher this year just like I did last year.
     
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    Must be some pretty big deer in Indiana. I see the 300 H&H Magnum listed specifically. --Jerry
     
  9. Shawnba67

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    I've seen em take a 12ga slug to the chest, cough spit the thing out and go back to eating acorns. Tree stands are for the hunters safety
     
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    I know the feeling here is what happened 10 to 15 years ago.

    Let me tell you a little story about my trip the river bottoms south of Bismarck with my friends family. All of them shoot 30-06's except one who uses a 243. This one year they lost two deer they shot both with 06's. While I was walking around in the river bottoms I saw three dead deer before any of the group fired a shot. One was easily a gun shot one I could not tell and the other was a bow shot. Later on I saw a forth deer a doe and was chewed on. So it had been there since first season I would think.
    Then on Sunday I saw two OK bucks a 3x3 and a 3x2. One of the group took a shot at a running buck and hit is high in the lunges. Very small blood trail. I was trying to track it and search for it but after a few hours they said stop. As we were walking out I saw a nice spike that apparently that died of a hole in the chest.

    The total number of deer that were killed that I saw was seven. With the two hits and losses that would make it nine. Let us call it seven as I do not know if the two they shot died or I eventually found one of the deer.
     

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