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PatrickHarrison 11-09-2011 02:28 AM

Solid bullets
 
Is it legal to hunt white tail deer mule deer elk hogs and other game animals in the united states, texas, with solid bullets. i know full metal jackets are illegal but what about solid bullets ?? Ty for any info

willfully armed 11-09-2011 02:56 AM

Here in Kansas, the law specifically calls for soft point or hollow point, expanding bullets.

dragunovsks 11-09-2011 08:03 PM

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Originally Posted by PatrickHarrison
Is it legal to hunt white tail deer mule deer elk hogs and other game animals in the united states, texas, with solid bullets. i know full metal jackets are illegal but what about solid bullets ?? Ty for any info

Where are fmj illegal? The bulk of my ammo supply is fmj.

JonM 11-09-2011 09:57 PM

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Originally Posted by dragunovsks (Post 623461)
Where are fmj illegal? The bulk of my ammo supply is fmj.

illegal for use on game animals not illegal to use for targets or self defense

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Originally Posted by PatrickHarrison (Post 622970)
Is it legal to hunt white tail deer mule deer elk hogs and other game animals in the united states, texas, with solid bullets. i know full metal jackets are illegal but what about solid bullets ?? Ty for any info

when you speak of solid bullets i think of soft points. solids in hunting terms are generally bullets with a solid non-lead core like tungsten rods for dangerous game hunting. and bullet in a big game cartridge is more than sufficient for white tail deer.

stick with soft points for medium game

c3shooter 11-09-2011 10:02 PM

Dragunov- not kosher for HUNTING. FMJ is more likely to pass clean thru, NOT cause immediate kill. Animal will die- after running 5 miles, 2 days later. It's simply not sporting, old chap. :cool:

PatrickHarrison 11-10-2011 01:23 AM

Ya my bad for lack of info i ment hunting with fmj illegal but a solid brass bullet is it legal to hunt deer with?

PatrickHarrison 11-10-2011 01:54 AM

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Heres the bullet im talkin bout

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Shade 11-10-2011 02:10 AM

The term "Solids" when discussing bullets is used to describe a bullet made
from a single piece of metal often brass or copper. Solid are very legal and
often primarily designed for hunting. I almost exclusively hunt with Barnes
TSX bullets. Great terminal performance.

They open fast with a large diameter and have 90%+ weight retention even
after hitting bone.

Shade 11-10-2011 02:27 AM

Wisconsin regulations state that, "it is illegal to hunt deer with an non-expanding type bullet."

Kansas regulations state,
"FIREARMS
Centerfire rifles and handguns that are not fully automatic and that fire a bullet larger than .23 inches in diameter and that use a cartridge case that is 1.280 inches or more in length (except that elk require a bullet larger than .25 inches in diameter a cartridge case length of 1.750 or longer), while using only hard-cast solid lead, soft point, hollow point, or other expanding bullets; shotguns 20-gauge (12-gauge for elk) or larger, using only slugs; and crossbows with draw weights of at least 125 pounds, with bolts at least 16 inches long equipped with broadhead points that cannot pass through a ring 3/4-inch in diameter. Non-broadhead bolts may be in possession while hunting. Range-finding devices and optical scopes or sights that project no visible light toward the target and do not electronically amplify visible or infrared light may be used. Any person who lawfully possesses a firearm suppressing device may use that device in conjunction with lawful hunting, fishing, and furharvesting."

http://kdwpt.state.ks.us/news/Hunting/Hunting-Regulations/Deer/Legal-Equipment

Texas
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/publications/nonpwdpubs/media/cs_bk_k0700_284_2011_2012.pdf

Page 55, does not state much on ammo, I would read it to be legal to use solids or FMJ, as long as it not rimfire.

PatrickHarrison 11-10-2011 11:10 AM

Alrite thanks for the help lol ill go ask a game warden to make sure its all good before i go reloading a solid bullet in a .308 or .300 win mag then kill a deer or hog


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