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I'm looking to build a 6.8 spc, and plan to use it to go hunting as well. I'm just wondering if anyone from Washington state could tell me if it is legal to hunt with an AR. I have looked at the regs, and didn't see anything prohibiting it.
 

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Caliber is the defining aspect of legality. Can't speak for People's Republic of (insert some of our more 'progressive' states). But I'm very sure its the case in California-North (Washington) :)
 

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I'm looking to build a 6.8 spc, and plan to use it to go hunting as well. I'm just wondering if anyone from Washington state could tell me if it is legal to hunt with an AR. I have looked at the regs, and didn't see anything prohibiting it.
Since a 6.8 is the same diameter bullet as a .270, minimum caliber should be fufilled. Many states require semi-auto's to have a 5 round maximum magazine capacity. Whether you are shooting a Remington 742, a Winchester 100 or an AR15, they all meet the definition of semiautomatic.

But only an AR meets the definition of a Sport Utility Rifle. Those evil black guns. :D
 

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Idaho law states you must use a center fire to hunt game, not rimfire. Otherwise caliber isn't specified so even .223 would be allowed. Check with the Washington State statues or Game&Fish to see if caliber is specified and other requirements. I'd suspect that 6.8 would be ok
 

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Yes the AR 15 in this caliber is legal to hunt with. I'm on Eastern side of the state and have a 6.8 for just this purpose. The two favored rounds are the Barnes 95TTSX because of it's FPE out well past 350 (although I don't think I'd take that shot) and another great round is the Hornady 120 SST. There are fans of Accubond 100 as well. Enoy - it's a good caliber round.

.223 is not allowed for deer and larger
 

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Idaho law states you must use a center fire to hunt game, not rimfire. Otherwise caliber isn't specified so even .223 would be allowed. Check with the Washington State statues or Game&Fish to see if caliber is specified and other requirements. I'd suspect that 6.8 would be ok
I know that the min. requirments are .24 cal, & 4" barrel length. My friend and I have been going back and forth over the idea because apparently the regs were more restricting in years past. Thanks for the insight. I'm not a huge fan of the liberal state either, but the location is awesome. I guess you have to give up some things.
 

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Yes the AR 15 in this caliber is legal to hunt with. I'm on Eastern side of the state and have a 6.8 for just this purpose. The two favored rounds are the Barnes 95TTSX because of it's FPE out well past 350 (although I don't think I'd take that shot) and another great round is the Hornady 120 SST. There are fans of Accubond 100 as well. Enoy - it's a good caliber round.

.223 is not allowed for deer and larger
The Sierra 110 grain ProHunter is another very effective and relatively inexpensive hunting round in 6.8 SPC.
 
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