Did not see this posted before but apparently the proposed rule on deer hunting with pistol caliber carbines has been approved and is on its way to Mitch. http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/about/rules.html "Administrative Rule (Regulation) Changes RIFLES WITH PISTOL CARTRIDGES The Natural Resources Commission approved the proposal to allow rifles with pistol cartridges on May 22. Once the rule changes are approved by the Attorney Generals Office and Governors office, they will become law later this year. The rifles with pistol cartridges that meet the specifications listed below will be allowed during this years deer firearms season which takes place from November 17 through December 2. The rifle must fire a cartridge that meets the following specifications: A) fire a bullet of three hundred fifty-seven thousandths of an inch (.357) diameter or larger; (B) have a minimum case length of one and sixteen hundredths (1.16) inches; and (C) have a maximum case length of one and six hundred twenty-five thousandths (1.625) inches. Some cartridges that will be legal include the following: .357 Magnum .38-40 Winchester .41 Magnum .41 Special .44 Magnum .44 Special .44-.40 Winchester .45 Colt .454 Casull .480 Ruger .475 Linebaugh .50 Action Express .500 S&W" **************** Kirk's editorial comment: I see this as a positive. Now, to introduce centerfire rifles for deer hunting and end DNR's magic ballistic theory!