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  • AvatarGreg 57
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    I have been looking at the wording for the use of straight wall cartridges for deer bunting.

    It looks as though the 450 bushmaster doesn’t fall within the criteria because it isn’t a handgun cartridge.

    What are your thoughts

    AvatarEmileemene
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    It is remarkable, very valuable piece

    30-hot-0630-hot-06
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    You can use them, says .450 bushmaster and .45 raptor are included in the criteria on the Iowa DNR website.  The .450 bushmaster bullet drops pretty fast,  I shot a buck at about 60 yards with one last year and it walked about 3 yards and dropped.

    cowboycowboy
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    I won a 450 last year at our NWTF banquet, need to get it out and shoot it, or sell it for something else!

    ECFirearmsECFirearms
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    From the Hunting Regs booklet:

    ALLOWABLE STRAIGHT-WALLED
    CARTRIDGE CRITERIA
    ■■ Center-fired straight-walled rimless cartridges
    with bullets from 0.357” to 0.500” diameter
    as published by manufacturer and a case length
    from 0.850” to 1.800.”
    ■■ Center-fired straight-walled rimmed cartridges
    with bullets from 0.357” to 0.500” diameter as
    published by manufacturer with a case length
    from 1.285” to 1.800.”
    ■■ The following cartridges do not meet the
    above criteria, but are allowed: .444 Marlin, .375
    Winchester and .45-70 Govt.

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