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AK4me
01-06-2010, 4:51 PM
Im goin camping with some friends in the johnson valley ohv area and wanted to bring some guns, but I was just on a website that said its shotgun only, no pistols or rifles, but thats all it said, does anyone know what types of shotgun ammo are ok, like can I shoot slugs?? Thanks for any info.

Eckolaker
01-06-2010, 4:56 PM
That area is south of the 40, so it may very well be Shotgun only.

FYI, that place is still out in the middle of no where.

AK4me
01-06-2010, 5:08 PM
yea it says it shotgun only here, http://www.atvsource.com/articles/articles/2008/042208_places_to_ride_johnson_valley_california.ht m, just doesn't specify the type of ammo, Ive read that some places say shot can be no bigger then half the diameter of the bore. But this website doesnt say that so does that mean slugs are ok.

5150Marcelo
01-06-2010, 5:10 PM
Shotgun only. Shot cannot be be larger than half the diameter size of the barrel.

AK4me
01-06-2010, 5:26 PM
sweet, thanks. so what would that be for 12ga. is 00buck too big.

SikDMAX
01-06-2010, 5:32 PM
Same here... I'm headin out for a week in Feb and deff bringin my mossy. I think 00 should be fine.

AK4me
01-06-2010, 6:14 PM
00buck is good to go, 12ga Bore is .729 and 00 is .30

gixxer750
01-06-2010, 7:18 PM
Just be careful of where you shoot, that is a very popular riding area.

5150Marcelo
01-06-2010, 7:24 PM
Just be careful of where you shoot, that is a very popular riding area.

+1. Hence the shotgun only.

Rule .308
01-06-2010, 9:08 PM
Correct me if I am wrong, it is legal to hunt out there with centerfire rifles, correct? I always thought no but have had a a game warden tell me otherwise.

5150Marcelo
01-06-2010, 9:15 PM
Correct me if I am wrong, it is legal to hunt out there with centerfire rifles, correct? I always thought no but have had a a game warden tell me otherwise.

I thought this as well, being that hunting is not target shooting. But, as per BLM, it says projectiles cannot be larger than half of the barrel diameter.

triaged
01-07-2010, 1:34 AM
With how many people are out there all the time zipping around on bikes, quads, 4x4's, etc. I don't know that there would be anything to hunt anyways. Whatever you do with firearms out there be very careful to use a back stop that someone isn't going to ride over or past. I prefer to go where there aren't so many people to shoot.

hill billy
01-07-2010, 11:06 AM
Same here... I'm headin out for a week in Feb and deff bringin my mossy. I think 00 should be fine.

I'd be really careful that week. Like, really careful.

SikDMAX
01-07-2010, 11:28 AM
For King of the Hammers? Yup.

We will be out farrrrr and away from everyone if we plan to do any shooting.

I think Ill be too busy working all week anyway.

hill billy
01-07-2010, 11:34 AM
There used to be a sign right near where Boone road dropped on to the lakebed that said " Shotguns only" there was also one on Bessemer mine right near the front lakebed. Both of them got shot to pieces. :D

kris
01-07-2010, 11:36 AM
For King of the Hammers? Yup.

We will be out farrrrr and away from everyone if we plan to do any shooting.

I think Ill be too busy working all week anyway.


Ya. I was about to say if you were out that week, to be really careful.



With the course covering 135 miles this year and teams testing and pre-running more than a week in advance, there will be people EVERYWHERE.



What are you doing at the race ?
Team ?
Logistics ?
Checkpoint ?


k.

hill billy
01-07-2010, 11:38 AM
What race?

kris
01-07-2010, 11:39 AM
Lets keep it on topic here... Thats what OSR is for. :D

SikDMAX
01-07-2010, 1:42 PM
Sales Manager for Rugged Race Products (RuggedRadios)

I called to confirm with BLM that it is shotgun only, and that is affirmative.