Re: legal to hunt with?
WA is .24 caliber minimum and centerfire for all big game except cougar which can be taken with any .22 center fire or larger caliber.
so it's funny, a .223 rifle is illegal but you could hunt with a 4" barrel .32 ACP for example.
handgun is legal here also for all big game so long as it meets the .24/center fire and 4" min barrel length.\
shotgun also legal for big game using buckshot or slugs
"Loud noises don't end gunfights.... well placed shots do."