posted on Dec, 20 2012 @ 04:27 PM
Originally posted by Xen0m0rpH
Originally posted by JBA2848
reply to post by geocom
Looking at the link you have.
Methods prohibited (in use or in possession) Self-loading firearms with capacity of more than 11 cartridges in magazine and chamber combined
Ammunition propelling more than one projectile at a single discharge (such as buckshot) Full hard metal case projectiles Fully automatic firearms Any
sighting device that casts a beam of light on the game Electronic calls or electronically activated calls Portions
You can't use a 30 round magazine for hunting. So why sell them and say it is for hunting?
And I think the total number of licences for hunting is flawed because they give out 1 or 2 free licences to anybody who owns a large enough piece of
land. The total number of deer shot was only about 25% of the total licences gave away or bought.
What about deer harvest? Of the 236,973 deer taken during the firearms deer season, 225,404, or 95 percent, were taken by resident hunters.
edit on 19-12-2012 by JBA2848 because: (no reason given)
"You can't use a 30 round magazine for hunting."
Doesn't take more than one bullet to kill something technically, so why have a gun that has the ability to hold more than one bullet? Just because
only 200k deer were shot doesn't mean that there were only that many hunters out on a single day. Any incident where there was even one gun gives a
case in where someone could have been shot. Out of the 900k or so licenses given, 0 people were shot.
Still, the 30 round magazine is for rifles, not long guns.
No one is saying they use 30 round magazines for hunting, though I wouldn't doubt some people do.
The purpose of these 'large capacity' magazines is for the purpose of suppression, not killing.
Man oh man: 30 round mags are used all the time when hunting feral hogs. I bet there are even youtube vids to that effect. Much easier to take one or
two 30 round mags than get dressed in some battle rattle to carry a box of ammo. Many times when dealing with hogs you do not come across one but a
pod of 14 to 24? pick a number. I have been on all night hunts and only used 2 rounds out of a 30 round mag and conversely I have run out of ammo
because I was stupid or lucky depending on how you want to look at it..
Pigs eat anything and everything they can catch or find. Omnivore to include the poor farmer who had a stroke or heart attack while feeding his
domestic pigs. They are a terror to ground dwelling birds and their young.
I used to hunt with a 30.06 bolt action which was a fine weapon...I would rather use the AR for convenience, weight, ease of mounting different
optics, and it's capacity to have self contained( via a magazine) ammo. But I actually shoot and hunt with one, so who am I?
I do not like killing anything but I will make an exception when dealing with flies, mosquitoes, and feral pigs
It would be nice if people actually had some knowledge of a subject before they profess to be an expert or make some blanket statement. Not picking on
anyone so please don't get me wrong but because someone has not experienced something does not mean it has no use or it does not exist.
If you have gone to almost any gun range this last year look a who is shooting what...More women are shooting the AR because of the soft recoil and
weight, not to mention all the guys who have finally tried the AR and decided it really is a good hunting rifle. Maybe if we painted them a wood or
pink color and added flower decals the uninformed would not be so afraid of something they know very little about.