Originally Posted by Alpo
You are wrong, hunter29180. Rifles are illegal for hunting in several of the more northern states. Might be a "population" thing.
Once at that page, click on "equipment"
>What are the rifle cartridge size requirements for Firearms Season?
Cartridges must fire a bullet of .357-inch diameter or larger and have a case length between 1.16 and 1.8 inches. Examples of legal cartridges now include the .460 Smith & Wesson, .450 Bushmaster, and .50 Beowulf as well as the .357 Magnum, .38-.40 Winchester, .41 Special and others.<
So, in Indiana, they seem to be allowing rifles in "pistol calibers", now. Used to was, I believe, it was "shotgun only".
I agree with this... I'm setting here looking at the Indiana 2012 hunting regulations book, and it is worded the same. Even though you may be able to modify the shell case to the regulation 1.8", all the data I have points to a trim to length of 1.910". The intent of the law was to allow hunting with rifles chambered in handgun calibers... My wife just took a deer yesterday with a .44 Remmag Marlin rifle at a State park reduction hunt, and takes a deer a year with it during firearms season.
But, and this may be in the O.P.'s Phragus's favor. If you look further in the regulations to the "Handgun Legal" hunting calibers, it lists all the average calibers, but also includes the .35 Remington, and the .357 Herrett as "Legal" handgun calibers. Then it goes on to list many common calibers that are "Illegal".
So, if .35 Remington is a "legal handgun caliber" I would think it would be a legal caliber for handgun caliber rifles. But, like most of this stuff you never find out for sure until it's tested in court.