Is the 6.8 SPC legal for Deer in Minnesota?


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Lobotomy Boy
March 16, 2006, 09:47 AM
One would think this would be a non-issue, but as anyone who has ever dealt with the Byzantine and capricious fustercluck that is the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources can tell you, common sense doesn't play a significant role in Minnesota hunting regulations.

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MinScout
March 16, 2006, 09:56 AM
I think Minnesota requires at least a .23 caliber for big game hunting, so the 6.8 would qualify.

Phantom Warrior
March 16, 2006, 10:01 AM
MinScout is correct. 6.8 SPC is legal. The list of legal big game cartridges in Minnesota can be found here (http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/regulations/hunting/legalcartridges.html). About 30 entries down you will see "6.8x43mm Remington SPC."

Lobotomy Boy
March 16, 2006, 10:17 AM
Thanks for the posts.

kennyboy
March 16, 2006, 09:21 PM
What guns are chambered in 6.8? I think the Olympic Arms AR, but are there others now?

Lobotomy Boy
March 16, 2006, 10:42 PM
A number of companies make uppers in 6.8, ranging in price from $300-$1,000.

Otony
March 16, 2006, 11:15 PM
If I am not mistaken, there are several bolt actions available from Remington in this caliber, using both the 700 and the 7 actions (and possibly the 40x as well).

Not too unusual when you consider they developed the round, eh?

rbernie
March 16, 2006, 11:19 PM
Thompson/Center offers a 6.8SPC barrel for the Contender, also.

Zak Smith
March 17, 2006, 02:42 AM
AR-15 uppers and/or rifles are available from PRI, MSTN, Noveske Rifleworks, Barrett, DPMS, Model 1 Sales, Ameetec, Olympic, and Stag.. and probably others.

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