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post #9 of (permalink) Old 12-26-2011, 03:47 PM
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It is illegal to use any center-fire rifle cartridge for deer in Illinois. yet the DNR sharpshooters use rifle for the CWD program. And I would bet I am a better rifle shot that 99% of them. also, consider this. you cannot shoot deer with a .243 from an elevated position (shooting downward), but you can shoot squirrel using a .300 win mag a .270 a 30-06 or whatever you heart desires, shooting into the trees where the projectile is likely to travel much further down range than it would had you been hunting deer. granted, great consideration would come into play before a hunter would use such a rifle for squirrel, but we are not talking about ethics, we are talking about what is legal and can be done by the book in Illinois without question.

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