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Old 11-13-2012, 7:10 AM
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Welcome to Calguns. A little housekeeping first. An assault rifle has select fire capabilities so not much of a chance you will be able to own one of those in CA. Assault weapon is a made up term which describes rifles that looked scary to our esteemed legislators so they banned new ownership of them, it was for the children. As usual the legislation wasn't up to snuff since it was drafted on an emotional basis, not an intellectual one, so the bullet button was designed to allow us common folks to own these rifles and still comply with CA laws.

They do make an AR rifle in .308 but I do not know how effective they would be against a bear. I encourage you to contact your local Fish & Game office to make sure you do not run afoul of laws protecting wildlife. That being said, if it came down to a bear or me, I think I might want to have a 12 GA loaded with slugs. You could also carry 00 buck and birdshot rounds with you to cover most any problem you might encounter.
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