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Fellas, idaho F&G limits the rifle capacity to 5 rounds for hunting big game...Does anyone know of a solution for my 6+1 capacity sbl? I'm gonna stop by their office tomorrow on the way to the range and confirm the requirements. Should be a soggy one, snow turning to rain by 11am ;D Matt
 

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Colorado has the same law but that is for removable magazines. Tubular magazines don't fall into that catagory. That is Colorado though, still check with your state.

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sowastrong said:
Fellas, idaho F&G limits the rifle capacity to 5 rounds for hunting big game...Does anyone know of a solution for my 6+1 capacity sbl? I'm gonna stop by their office tomorrow on the way to the range and confirm the requirements. Should be a soggy one, snow turning to rain by 11am ;D Matt
If that is the law for tubular mags too then just cut you a plug from the appropriate size dowel like you would a shotgun.
 

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i've done a fair amount of hunting in idaho and have never been asked by any game warden how shells were in the gun. im not sayin they havent changed any laws so if there is a max capacity law in effect, simply putting a snap cap in the tube will most likely not cut it. youd have to plug it like you do a shotgun BEHIND the follower so it wasnt easily removed.
 

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h-bomb said:
i've done a fair amount of hunting in idaho and have never been asked by any game warden how shells were in the gun. im not sayin they havent changed any laws so if there is a max capacity law in effect, simply putting a snap cap in the tube will most likely not cut it. youd have to plug it like you do a shotgun BEHIND the follower so it wasnt easily removed.
I Agree with H-Bomb. But again check with the proper authorities on this. But to be honest I do not honestly feel they will mess with a person with a Lever gun since they are pretty unobtrusive in there nature. Now if you were carrying some kind of Black Rifle with a Big Mag hanging from it or a Sniper looking rig also with a large Magazine then I am sure they will give you a second look or two lol.

I have found in the past with Game Wardens that they will give a hard look towards any type of Black Rifle or the sniper looking stuff. And ask some pretty straight questions about them and You lol.

But every time I have had a Lever Gun the Game Warden Always wants to look at it and ask all kinds of questions about the rifle lol. Maybe Lever Guns brings out the friendly side. Not sure
 

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Update from fish and game. Stopped in this morning and they informed me there is no issue with the magazine tube capacity being over the allowable limit. Thanks for the tip Hendricks, makes sense. thanks for the input fellas. didn't miss much Rowdy...just an empty range all to me and my stbl. 100yd postal's looking good but the 200yd....let's just say i'm still trying to figure the holdover:) Later, matt
 

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My marlin holds 6+1 and a year ago after shooting an elk the warden stopped me to check my paper work. He asked some questions about the gun but the capacity never came up.

p.s. yes this is Idaho... near Salmon
 
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