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brimclau
06-07-2010, 4:12 PM
Ok - newbie to deer and pig hunting and really like the AR platform - noticed Remington's new sporting rifles and wondered if you could use in CA? Figured it might be OK with a 5-round fixed magazine? However, I know how wierd CA's gun laws are so would not be surprised if they banned semi-auto's for non-bird game hunting. Thanks all...

ScottB
06-07-2010, 4:13 PM
If the rifle is legal in CA, its legal for hunting. No mag limit I am aware of for rifles, but use some common sense and ethics. If you need more than one or two shots to drop an animal, you should be at the range.

CSACANNONEER
06-07-2010, 4:14 PM
In Ca, they are perfectly legal to use unless, you are talking about RAWs. It's my understanding that you can only shoot RAWs at ranges. Someone will correct me soon if, I am wrong.

theseacow
06-07-2010, 4:20 PM
In Ca, they are perfectly legal to use unless, you are talking about RAWs. It's my understanding that you can only shoot RAWs at ranges. Someone will correct me soon if, I am wrong.

If the gun is legal, you can hunt with it. including RAWs.

brimclau
06-07-2010, 4:21 PM
Ok - thanks guys - and definitely agree - no need for more than 1-2 shots.

Vtec44
06-07-2010, 4:23 PM
If the gun is legal, you can hunt with it. including RAWs.

That's also my understanding, but I'd assume you'll probably have to bring proper paper work.

CSACANNONEER
06-07-2010, 4:23 PM
If the gun is legal, you can hunt with it. including RAWs.

Thanks. We were talking about this last weekend at a 50cal match. A friend was sure that it is now illegal in Ca to hunt with a registered 50BMG. I was not 100% positive but, I thought I remembered something about only being able to shoot them at designated ranges.

norcal01
06-07-2010, 6:17 PM
From PC 12285:
(c) A person who has registered an assault weapon or registered a
.50 BMG rifle under this section may possess it only under any of
the following conditions unless a permit allowing additional uses is
first obtained under Section 12286:
(1) At that person's residence, place of business, or other
property owned by that person, or on property owned by another with
the owner's express permission.
(2) While on the premises of a target range of a public or private
club or organization organized for the purpose of practicing
shooting at targets.
(3) While on a target range that holds a regulatory or business
license for the purpose of practicing shooting at that target range.
(4) While on the premises of a shooting club which is licensed
pursuant to the Fish and Game Code.
(5) While attending any exhibition, display, or educational
project which is about firearms and which is sponsored by, conducted
under the auspices of, or approved by a law enforcement agency or a
nationally or state recognized entity that fosters proficiency in, or
promotes education about, firearms.
(6) While on publicly owned land if the possession and use of a
firearm described in Section 12276, 12276.1, 12276.5, or 12278, is
specifically permitted by the managing agency of the land.
(7) While transporting the assault weapon or .50 BMG rifle between
any of the places mentioned in this subdivision, or to any licensed
gun dealer, as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 12290, for
servicing or repair pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 12290, if
the assault weapon is transported as required by Section 12026.1.


I don't see any restrictions in the above reference regarding the use of a RAW or .50BMG for hunting purposes. The way I read it as long as you can lawfully possess and shoot the RAW/50BMG in the area you're hunting you're good to go. I have hunted with my RAW for a couple of years but I've never had any contact with a game warden since I'm fortunate to have access to my dad's ranch in Humboldt.

CSACANNONEER
06-07-2010, 6:38 PM
From PC 12285:
(c) A person who has registered an assault weapon or registered a
.50 BMG rifle under this section may possess it only under any of
the following conditions unless a permit allowing additional uses is
first obtained under Section 12286:
(1) At that person's residence, place of business, or other
property owned by that person, or on property owned by another with
the owner's express permission.
(2) While on the premises of a target range of a public or private
club or organization organized for the purpose of practicing
shooting at targets.
(3) While on a target range that holds a regulatory or business
license for the purpose of practicing shooting at that target range.
(4) While on the premises of a shooting club which is licensed
pursuant to the Fish and Game Code.
(5) While attending any exhibition, display, or educational
project which is about firearms and which is sponsored by, conducted
under the auspices of, or approved by a law enforcement agency or a
nationally or state recognized entity that fosters proficiency in, or
promotes education about, firearms.
(6) While on publicly owned land if the possession and use of a
firearm described in Section 12276, 12276.1, 12276.5, or 12278, is
specifically permitted by the managing agency of the land.
(7) While transporting the assault weapon or .50 BMG rifle between
any of the places mentioned in this subdivision, or to any licensed
gun dealer, as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 12290, for
servicing or repair pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 12290, if
the assault weapon is transported as required by Section 12026.1.


I don't see any restrictions in the above reference regarding the use of a RAW or .50BMG for hunting purposes. The way I read it as long as you can lawfully possess and shoot the RAW/50BMG in the area you're hunting you're good to go. I have hunted with my RAW for a couple of years but I've never had any contact with a game warden since I'm fortunate to have access to my dad's ranch in Humboldt.

I agree but, the highlighter section above makes it clear that you better have it in writing from the managing agency if you want to hunt on public land.

norcal01
06-07-2010, 7:23 PM
That section does seem like it would put some serious restrictions on WHERE you would be allowed to hunt, realistically you'd probably be limited to private land...