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Old March 14, 2013, 08:51 PM   #2
Join Date: July 16, 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 32
It has been suspected by many that this is how the politicians will re-name our hunting rifles in order to make them sound evil to the uninitiated. Just like making up a new meaning for the term 'assault rifle'.

It's just a matter of semantics but, politics aside, the meaning to different shooters might depend on where they live. If I lived and hunted in an area full of forested hills and mountains, a hunting rifle might mean a 30-30 or a slug gun. To someone who lived out in the wide open spaces of the west, a hunting rifle might be one that will hold sub-MOA groups at 400 yards and beyond. To the guy from the forest, that other gun is a sniper rifle. To the westerner, it's a hunting rifle.

A rose by any other name....
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