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5/23/2018 9:51 AM
 
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This is an addition to my "need" a new gun thread. One of my requirements was capacity. Is this a deal breaker? I can get dbm rifles that have higher capacity than others and higher than lever guns. Should a rifle that only has a 5 cartridge capacity dbm be ruled out in favor of one that takes 10 or more? As and additional point Oregon (where I live) is poised to institute a gun "type" and magazine capacity law. Signatures are being collected on a ballot measure which I am postive they will get and once on the ballot this fall I am positive it will pass. This would make any gun "capable" of holding a dbm of mor than 10 rounds illegal thus ruling out the Ruger American Ranch which is currently leading the pack. Politics aside, should this influence me toward a smaller capacity rifle? I would hate to buy a rifle just to have to give it up (or register it which I think is possible under the law). What do you think about the capacity debate and the possible legal ramification of a decision toward the high capacity requirement?

 
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5/23/2018 10:29 AM
 
Every person has to decide what their limit is, and what laws they are prepared to break. That being said, since I am not going to openly advocate breaking the law, it comes down to how likely you think it is the law is going into effect. Personally, I like the CZ version better anyway. The only thing that the Ruger really has over it to my way of thinking is the ability to take PMAGs. If I was in a location with a 10rd mag limit I would not hesitate to pick the CZ instead if it fit my desires. HOWEVER, if I thought registration was a possibility I would be buying every "high" capacity gun that I MIGHT ever want now and a 20+ magazines for each one, not type, but gun.

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5/23/2018 3:32 PM
 

Thanks for the input Scot. I went and reread the ballot initiative and the Ruger American Ranch woud not be impacted. It is just semi-autos. That keeps options open. I am looking at a couple of bolt actions in 7.62 X 39 the Ruger being one. 

 
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5/23/2018 4:08 PM
 
When you're dealing with an oppressive institution, it can be nice to have a legal stand in for an illegal firearm -- same caliber, same mags, etc. Stock up for one and you're stocked up for the other.

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5/25/2018 7:27 PM
 

That is sound advice Evan and a smart way to keep things around and "legal". Were I going with a current caliber that I have, I would pick a gun that would do that thus making the decision easier. I am going into a different caliber and am trying to make the most grounded decision I can based on needs/wants and upcoming events. Sadly Oregon is headed the way of California as far as gun laws go. The ballot initiative is now in the signature gathering stage and I believe it will get the needed amount, then on to the election and the Governor's desk for signature. I am now leaning toward the Ruger American which has most of what I want. I can then see if I can refine it to my tastes. Let's hope for the best in all things Oregon right now. My best to you and family. 6 days to retirement!! Lot of coverage in one thread reply!

 
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