During the regular firearms season, hunters are allowed to use muzzle magazines with any type of ignition (except match), any legal sight, any thruster or any type of projectile, provided the weapon meets the caliber restrictions for the type. If you look at the list above, it is important to remember that many of the factors listed can be controlled on our site. For example, scopes can be removed from firearms, loose powder can be replaced with pellets, hooves can be exchanged for cones, ignition sources can be changed from 209 primers to #10 or #11 caps, etc. So the question is really, “What is the ultimate mouth charger for each state?” While there are many manufacturers and weapons on the market, the following list will break down the requirements that a front-facing magazine must have to be compliant throughout the West. When participating in the standard front-loading season in New Mexico, hunters are allowed to use black powder, pyrodex or other black powder substitutes. Smokeless powder is prohibited. Scopes, clogs and in-line ignition systems are legal. California meets some specific requirements through the use of front-end loaders. As stated in their regulations: “or of the bolt, match, flint or percussion type, including muzzle-loading rifles `in line` with black powder or an equivalent substitute for black powder, including pellets, with a single projectile loaded from the muzzle and at least 0.40 caliber in the designation.” Here, it is important to note that all ignition sources and styles are legal, but firearms must be at least a caliber of .40 or higher. Considering that 90% of the mouth charger market consists of .50 caliber options, this should not be a problem. The use of scopes or other enlarged optics is prohibited in California, unless a fighter has applied for and approved the disabled muzzle magazine`s range permit. With the permit, accepted applicants can use a 1x magnifying telescope with reticle. During Oregon`s muzzle magazine hunting season, riflescopes (durable and detachable) and sights that use batteries, artificial light, or energy are not allowed during front-only loading seasons and 600-series hunts, where there is a firearm restriction only for shotguns/front-facing magazines or only for archery/magazine frontal, except for visually impaired hunters who have a visual acuity of 20/200 with lenses or a field of view of 20 degrees.
Open and sound visors made of alloys, plastic or other materials that do not have the properties described above are legal views. Optical fiber and fluorescent paint incorporated in or on open or iron visors are legal. It is illegal to hunt with lead-free bullets, sheathed bullets, hooves and bullets with plastic or plastic bases during the seasons and muzzle-loading hunts of the 600 series, where a firearm restriction only applies to the shotgun/muzzle magazine or only archery/front loader. Conical beads of lead or lead alloy with a length not exceeding twice the diameter and round beads of lead or lead alloy used with fabric, paper or felt stains are permitted. It is illegal to hunt with pellet powders or thrusters during muzzle-only loading seasons and 600 series hunts, where there is a firearm restriction only for shotguns/muzzle magazines or only for archery/front loader. Granular (bulk) black powder and black powder substitutes are the only legal thrusters during muzzle-only loading seasons and 600 series hunts, where there is a barrel restriction only for shotguns/front loaders or only for archery/muzzle magazine. Muzzle-loading firearms with rotating actions are prohibited during muzzle-only loading seasons and 600-series hunts, where a firearm restriction only applies to the shotgun/muzzle magazine or only archery/muzzle magazine. For 600 Series muzzle loading seasons and hunts where there is a firearm restriction only for shotgun/muzzle magazine or only for archery/muzzle magazine, the front loader must have an open ignition. Montana doesn`t offer true mouth loader options for any type in the state; However, there are restricted areas for short-range weapons where muzzle magazines, shotguns or handguns can be used legally.
There are no restrictions on optics, projectiles or ignition sources. While this is a great fact for hunters in Arizona, it`s important to note that a legal Arizona mouthloader setup may not be usable in many other states. Consider your long-term goals when buying a muzzle magazine to avoid the situation where a second firearm might need to be purchased. Shotguns (see definitions) with shot barrels are considered shotguns if they are used for hunting wild mammals, if medium firearms or shotguns are legal weapons. When you first look at the magazine season through the mouth and the guns themselves, every hunter will ask, “Where do I even start?” First of all, as we have already mentioned, I think it is very important to consider where and what you are going to hunt.