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    Whats Legal for hunting deer in Indiana?

    Im sure i could look this up somewhere, but i thought i'd go the easy route. What kind of rifle is legal to hunt deer with in Indiana?
    I have an AK...is that legal? If not, where is it legal to hunt with this type of gun?
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    AK is not legal because of the cartridge it fires. Hunting deer with a 7.62x39mm is legal in many states that allow rifle hunting with centerfire rifles.

    In Indiana the rifle cartridge must be at least 1.16" in length with a maximum length of 1.625" firing a bullet of at least 0.357" in diameter.
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    it's EXTREMELY easy to google "Indiana deer hunting regulations"...

    And the 7.62x39 round isn't legal for deer out of a rifle. Squirrel, yes. Deer, no.

    But out of a handgun with a 4.00"+ barrel, it IS legal.

    Just go find the regs. Bookmark that page in your browser. Simple!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordred View Post
    Im sure i could look this up somewhere, but i thought i'd go the easy route. What kind of rifle is legal to hunt deer with in Indiana?
    I have an AK...is that legal? If not, where is it legal to hunt with this type of gun?

    Seriously? Image this scene: In handcuffs and being led to the DNR SUV ... "but .. but .. but .. the guys on INGO said this was LEGAL."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indy_Guy_77 View Post
    it's EXTREMELY easy to google "Indiana deer hunting regulations"...

    And the 7.62x39 round isn't legal for deer out of a rifle. Squirrel, yes. Deer, no.

    But out of a handgun with a 4.00"+ barrel, it IS legal.

    Just go find the regs. Bookmark that page in your browser. Simple!

    -J-

    This. Regular AK sadly no, using a Draco AK pistol style yes. Why I will never understand, wish I could take my M1 deer hunting!

    Here ya go: http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/files..._Equipment.pdf

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    No rifles period for deer last i checked.

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    Check again!
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    Pistol caliber rifles ( PCR's) have been legal for deer in Indiana for the last 2 years at least. I can't remember the first year they were legal, someone else can chime in on that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeepster197 View Post
    No rifles period for deer last i checked.
    You are wrong.

    We are also not limited to only 'pistol caliber rifles' either. INDR specifically mentions the 458 SOCOM rifle round as a legal rifle cartridge for deer hunting.

    Indiana has very restrictive criteria for rifle use but regular hunters can use many wildcat and a few factory rifle rounds. They must be at least .357 caliber and the cartridge is limited in length to 1.62"

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    Oddly enough the rules have changed and some of the calibers listed below dont seem to make sense to me listed as pistol cartridges. With the new law, why would anyone want to hunt with a shotgun when you can shoot a rifle with one of the following cartridges.

    http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/files..._Equipment.pdf

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