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Starting next Fall in Indiana, the case measurement is going to change[increase] to 1.8", for deer hunting. I was wondering if a person who reloads would be able to trim a .35 rem case from the 1.92", to 1.8", and still be safe shooting the new lenght case from a model 7600 Rem. in .35rem. Would there be any issues with SAFETY. Has anyone tried this? Wife would be pi++ed if I killed myself!
 

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There was just a bigoround on the H&R area on this exact topic!!

Apparently Indiana law is quite different. As anywhere I go a caliber MUST be commercially available. And then not capable of firing a cartridge that is not legal. IE simply trimming a case to spec would never cut it.

http://www.go2gbo.com/forums/index.php/topic,241666.0.html

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You can use the .35rem in a pistol to hunt deer, but not in a rifle. So, they increased the lenght in get more cartridges legal. As a matter of fact, they have come up with I think a new wildcat that fits all of the rules in 35 cal. I was just trying not to buy a differant rifle, if this would work. I didnt think about it holding[shooting] the one that was not legal. If you only had the 1.8" cartridges on you at that time, with no others on your person , would that be legal? Just thinking. Thanks to both.
 

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I added a link to post in NEF H&R section I told you about. Read up hopefully it will answer your questions.

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If you need factory ammo with the 1.8" case length, you might want to check Hornady's LeveRevolution .35 Rem. Since this ammo uses a soft-pointed bullet, the case is shorter for the correct OAL. Not sure how much shorter, but it might solve your problem.
 

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if cutting is legal it wont effect any other aspect of the loaded round. I shoot 7mags sized in a 257 wby die to form weatherby rounds and there at least a .10 of an inch short and they work just as good as anything else.
 

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So if I understand correctly, the shorter case will not affect saftey as far as headspace, pressures, ect... Also, does anyone know for sure about only having 1.8" loaded ammo on your person while hunting, the legal aspects?
 
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