Largest legal calibre here in Aus?

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Re: Largest legal calibre here in Aus?

Post by Ziad » 17 Oct 2018, 8:26 pm

I hear in WA the largest legal calibre is 22LR can someone confirm or deny, thanks
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Re: Largest legal calibre here in Aus?

Post by Daddybang » 17 Oct 2018, 8:30 pm

Ziad wrote:I hear in WA the largest legal calibre is 22LR can someone confirm or deny, thanks


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Re: Largest legal calibre here in Aus?

Post by DJCoopes » 04 Dec 2018, 11:55 am

Would .510dtc pass?
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Re: Largest legal calibre here in Aus?

Post by cracker » 04 Dec 2018, 3:39 pm

DJCoopes wrote:Would .510dtc pass?


in vic you need a legit reason too own a 50bmg.
long range comp shooting, collecting something along those lines...
not sure its calibre they are so worried about more big f*** off sniper rifle type setups... you know stuff people could use to take out one high value target...
doubt you have much trouble getting a pta for a .505 gibbs or something even larger.
depends what your into if you really want to do long range comp shooting then a 50bmg might be your thing shouldnt have a worry, find some comps and register your interest and par take.
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Re: Largest legal calibre here in Aus?

Post by Smirky Dog » 23 Apr 2019, 3:43 am

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Re: Largest legal calibre here in Aus?

Post by mickb » 26 Apr 2019, 10:15 pm

largest actual pure calibre I think would be a muzzleloading cannon. In QLD 2" bore is now as big as you can go. Previously it was unlimited bore as long as the gun matched a historical peice and the barrel was less than 48". Not sure about the other states. A few blokes did lovely 4" civil war mountain howitzers. Unfortunately the idiot muzzleloading club presidents encouraged legislation to keep it to 2" bore. Nothing like shooting oneself in the foot. Obviously a 2" bore cannon limit prevents civil war cannon gang fights on the subway.
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Re: Largest legal calibre here in Aus?

Post by bladeracer » 27 Apr 2019, 2:08 pm

mickb wrote:largest actual pure calibre I think would be a muzzleloading cannon. In QLD 2" bore is now as big as you can go. Previously it was unlimited bore as long as the gun matched a historical peice and the barrel was less than 48". Not sure about the other states. A few blokes did lovely 4" civil war mountain howitzers. Unfortunately the idiot muzzleloading club presidents encouraged legislation to keep it to 2" bore. Nothing like shooting oneself in the foot. Obviously a 2" bore cannon limit prevents civil war cannon gang fights on the subway.


I would think the 48" barrel restriction likely rules out most cannon over 2" bore anyway?
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Post by mickb » 27 Apr 2019, 3:09 pm

bladeracer wrote:
mickb wrote:largest actual pure calibre I think would be a muzzleloading cannon. In QLD 2" bore is now as big as you can go. Previously it was unlimited bore as long as the gun matched a historical peice and the barrel was less than 48". Not sure about the other states. A few blokes did lovely 4" civil war mountain howitzers. Unfortunately the idiot muzzleloading club presidents encouraged legislation to keep it to 2" bore. Nothing like shooting oneself in the foot. Obviously a 2" bore cannon limit prevents civil war cannon gang fights on the subway.


I would think the 48" barrel restriction likely rules out most cannon over 2" bore anyway?


There were quite a few mortars and howitzers which fit it. Civil war mountain howitzer was a favourite for re-enactors. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1841_mountain_howitzer
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