Ohio Deer Gun 45-70 ready if law ok's it

Discussion in 'Lever Action' started by UT45-70, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. UT45-70

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    I've had my 1895 guide gun in 45-70 for a few years, but might be able to deer hunt with it in Ohio, if the proposal passes, so I decided to get it ready, just in case. I had already installed a DRC Marlin Glove (big) Loop Lever, and a Cross Bolt Safety removal kit.
    New stuff: Burris 2x8x32 Scout Scope and Leupold QRW medium height rings, (lows were too low) on an XS Rail with Ghost Ring.
    Thanks to these members photos and recommendations, it helped me in the decision making process.

    U T
     

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  2. KS95B40

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    Nice setup! I hope the state decides to let you hunt with a rifle. Thanks for the pics!!
     

  3. greyhawk50

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    Yes sir. Very nice set-up.
    Rumor has it that there will be a 3 cartridge limit??? What have you heard?
    Don't know what it will take to plug the tube on a Marlin if that is the case.
     
  4. UT45-70

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    I've heard that they are going to have 3 cartridge limit for rifles, but on the honor system, meaning no plugs required. They supposedly are going to remove the stipulation that shotguns be plugged, but still only 3 rounds allowed in the gun. They are apparently going to still allow handguns to be fully loaded to any capacity that they can handle. If you had to plug your Marlin, I would think you would just have to take end cap off magazine and insert a plug/dowel rod of correct length.
     
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  6. UT45-70

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  7. KS95B40

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    Good for Ohio hunters!!! I'll bet you can't wait to get that 1895 out into the deer woods.
     
  8. LT67

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    So Ohio finally got out of the dark ages..... good for them.
     
  9. PaulB

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    "Some illegal rifle cartridges for deer hunting are the .30-30 Winchester, .444 Marlin and .45-70 Govt."

    http://www.in.gov/dnr/files/fw-Deer_Hunting_Equipment.pdf

    Unfortunately the 45-70 can not be used. The only rifle calibers that can be used to deer hunt here in Ohio is the following:
    .357 Magnum
    .38-40 Winchester ​
    .41 Magnum ​
    .41 Special ​
    .44 Magnum ​
    .44 Special ​
    .44-40 Winchester
    .45 Colt ​
    .454 Casull ​
    .458 SOCOM ​
    .480 Ruger ​
    .475 Linebaugh ​
    .50 Action Express ​
    .500 S&W

    Paul B
     
  10. KS95B40

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    You can use a .500 S&W but not a .30-30?! What background did the author of that part of the legislation have?
    Seriously, how many rifles are currently manufactured chambered in cartridges on that list? There are some that are fine for deer but most of them will be limited to H&R/NEF Handy Rifles or Rossi 92s.
    I would be tempted to stay with a rifled 12g slug gun.
     
  11. SWO1

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    This came out of the Buckeye Firearms Association News letter Dated April 10, 2014:

    Legal deer hunting rifles are chambered for the following calibers: .357 Magnum, .357 Maximum, .38 Special, .375 Super Magnum, .375 Winchester, .38-55, .41 Long Colt, .41 Magnum, .44 Special, .44 Magnum, .444 Marlin, .45 ACP, .45 Colt, .45 Long Colt, .45 Winchester Magnum, .45 Smith & Wesson, .454 Casull, .460 Smith & Wesson, .45-70, .45-90, .45-110, .475 Linebaugh, .50-70, .50-90, .50-100, .50-110 and .500 Smith & Wesson - See more at: http://www.buckeyefirearms.org/stra...g-white-tailed-deer-ohio#sthash.bV2SG8XO.dpuf
     
  12. UT45-70

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    Read this which is from the Ohio Division of Wildlife: http://www2.ohiodnr.gov/news/post/ohio-wildlife-council-approves-2014-2015-hunting-regulations

    You are getting your info. from the INDIANA - DNR.
    Read Ohio's rules, they are different! No bottleneck cartridges, like the 30-30, but .444 Marlin and 45-70 ARE LEGAL!
     
  13. UT45-70

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    Read this which is from the Ohio Division of Wildlife: http://www2.ohiodnr.gov/news/post/ohio-wildlife-council-approves-2014-2015-hunting-regulations

    You are getting your info. from the INDIANA - DNR.
    Read Ohio's rules, they are different! No bottleneck cartridges, like the 30-30, but .444 Marlin and 45-70 ARE LEGAL!
     
  14. PaulB

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    Lets hope so UT45-70. They have needed to implement a change for a long time. I have always thought it should be at least county by county.

    Paul B
     
  15. KS95B40

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    Well, that changes things... I don't understand their exclusion of lower muzzle energy bottleneck cartridges like the .30-30 but the larger straight wall cartridges like .38-55, .375, .444, and .45-70 all are great for whitetail.
     
  16. JohnnyLoco

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    Alright Alright Alright!
     
  17. Gumpy

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    Is that the same as a "YE-HAW" from Alabama?