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Well Iowa has finally come to its senses kinda. As I understand it, looks like bottleneck cartridges are finally going to be allowed for deer hunting. The catch is it has to be between .350 and .500 caliber. So .308WIN is a no go but .375 H&H is fine. I never new our deer were so hard to bring down. It’s a step in the right direction though anyway.
 

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Interesting rule, but most certainly a help compared to SG or ML.

Do we see a new .358, .35W or 9.3x62 in your future? Any of the three can be readily set up for excellent 300yd performance.

Good luck!!
 

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According to House File 716 signed by the governor in June, legal cartridges are now based on a minimum 500 fpe muzzle energy. But there are limitations, don‘t believe everything you read on a gun forum, confirm it first.


Iowa: Gov. Reynolds Signs Pro-Gun & Pro-Hunting Bills.




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I think the length restrictions are gone.

I’m planning an upgrade to 358win. Seems about just right for deer hunting, with enough range and still enjoyable to shoot.

I haven’t heard much official interpretation on the new bill, so my info is just sourced from me reading through the legislative jargon.
 

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If I read Carpe Diem's linked info correctly, rifles can only be used during youth and disabled hunter seasons. I'm no lawyer, but it sure seemed there were a lot of caveats and restrictions, still.
 
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