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Muzzleloader Regulations Chart

Muzzleloader Regulations Chart

* All 50 states have a special muzzleloader season
* Flintlocks, conical and round balls are all legal in all 50 states

 Black Powder Regulations Chart

State Minimum caliber for rifled barrel? Minimum barrel length? In-line action with/closed breech legal? #209 shotshell primer legal? Are telescopic sights legal? Are jacketed projectiles legal? Restriction on type of powder? Min. projectile dia. allowed for M/L? M/L handguns legal for big game? Restrictions on M/L handguns?
AL 40 N/A YES YES YES YES NO N/A YES YES
AK 45 N/A YES YES NO YES NO 45 NO YES
AR 40 18" YES YES YES YES YES 40 YES YES
AZ N/A N/A YES YES YES YES YES N/A YES YES
CA 40 N/A YES YES NO YES YES 40 NO N/A
CO 40 N/A YES YES NO NO YES 40 NO YES
CT 45 N/A YES YES YES YES NO 45 NO YES
DE 42 20" YES YES YES NO YES 42 NO YES
FL 40 N/A YES YES YES YES NO 40 YES N/A
GA 44 18" YES YES YES YES NO 44 YES NO
HI 44 18" YES YES YES YES NO 44 YES YES
ID 45 N/A NO NO NO NO YES 45 NO YES
IL 45 16" YES YES YES YES YES 44 YES YES
IN 44 12" YES YES YES YES NO 36 YES YES
IA 44 4" YES YES YES YES NO 44 YES YES
KS 40 N/A YES YES YES YES NO 39 YES YES
KY 50 N/A YES YES YES YES NO N/A YES YES
LA 44 N/A YES YES YES YES NO 44 YES YES
ME 40 N/A YES YES YES YES YES 40 NO N/A
MD 40 N/A YES YES YES YES YES N/A YES YES
MA 18" NO YES YES YES YES YES N/A NO N/A
MI N/A N/A NO NO YES YES YES N/A YES NO
MN 40 N/A YES YES NO YES YES N/A YES YES
MS 38 N/A YES YES YES YES YES N/A NO YES
MO 40 N/A YES YES YES YES NO 40 YES YES
MT 45 N/A YES NO NO NO NO N/A YES YES
NV 45 N/A YES YES YES YES NO N/A NO N/A
NH 40 N/A YES YES YES YES NO N/A YES YES
NJ 44 18" YES YES YES YES YES 44 NO YES
NM 45 N/A YES YES YES YES YES 45 NO N/A
NY 44 N/A YES YES YES YES NO N/A YES YES
NC 45 N/A YES YES YES YES NO 45 NO YES
ND 45 16" YES YES NO YES YES 45 YES YES
OH 38 18.5" YES YES YES YES NO 38 NO YES
OK 40 N/A YES YES YES YES NO 40 YES YES
OR 40 18" NO NO NO NO YES 40 NO NO
PA-E 44 N/A YES YES YES YES NO 44 NO N/A
PA-L 44 N/A NO NO NO YES NO 44 NO N/A
RI 45 N/A YES YES YES YES NO 43 NO YES
SC 36 N/A YES YES YES YES YES N/A YES N/A
SD 44 N/A YES YES NO YES YES 44 NO YES
TN 36 N/A YES YES YES YES NO N/A YES N/A
TX N/A N/A YES YES NO YES NO N/A YES NO
UT 40 18" YES YES YES YES YES 40 NO N/A
VT 43 20" YES YES YES YES YES 43 YES YES
VA 45 N/A YES YES YES YES YES 38 NO N/A
WA 45 20" NO NO NO YES NO 40 NO N/A
WV 38 N/A YES YES YES YES NO 38 YES YES
WI 40 N/A YES YES YES YES YES N/A NO YES
WY 40 10" YES YES YES YES YES 40 YES YES

 

* Fiber optic sights, cap lock and in-line muzzleloaders are legal in all 50 states, except for in Pennsylvania’s late muzzleloader season
** In Pennsylvania’s late muzzleloader season; metallic and plastic peep sights are illegal
*** In Oregon, Montana & Colorado sabots or saboted projectiles are prohibited

Minimum Caliber Requirements

Muzzleloader State Regulations .40 Caliber

 

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