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100% legal is it possible??

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Stevie Darling, May 22, 2016.

  1. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    How many of you use light to medium pellets producing about 11.5ftlb?

    are you worried about a heavier pellet that you never use pushing it over, and you might get your rifle randomly checked.
     
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    nope, mine is 11.7 with the heavies
     
  3. essex sniper

    essex sniper Banned

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    The thing Stevie it's only illegal if you get caught atb
     
  4. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    are you not worried that a pellet of the same weight but different brand or heavier still could nudge over?:)
     
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    cloverleaf Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Nope - I always set my stuff up to around 11.8ftlb with the most efficient pellets (typically DS Heavies), and take the hit that most stuff will only just be nudging 11ftlb with the usually favoured AA Express.

    Since the public already hate us, the Polis haven't got a clue what they're doing and have targets to meet, the media are always chasing their own agenda and existing legislation makes us massively vulnerable, I see no reason to tempt fate even further in leaving ones self open to being bent over..


    It's always illegal - it only becomes a problem (for you and the sport as a whole) if you get caught.. not a risk worth taking IMO :rolleyes:
     
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    shauny Top Poster

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    im a springer, so heavies not really a prob. mine are all legal,as i would suggest are everyone elses on an
    open forum which is viewed by anyone,and supplies enough contact details to track you down.:)
     
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    You really have no sense of humour do you. Lol
     
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    TORNADOS7 Major Poster

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    All my rifles produce between 11 and 11.5fpe with their chosen pellet, I tend to stick to mid-weight pellets at around 14.5grn, If the law decides to check your rifle for power and they decide to put the rifle over the legal limit by way of using a different pellet or some other method at their disposal then that's something you'll have to deal with at the time, as far as I'm concerned my rifles are running sub 12fpe (therefore within the law) with the pellet that best suits them, that's all I or anyone else can reasonably expect to achieve !...

    The only real way to be sure that a PCP or Springer isn't capable of exceeding the legal limit is to break them down into their pre-assembly format rendering them completely useless and incapable of exceeding the 12fpe limit !...
     
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    not really worried steve i only really use the same pellets now, i just had it in the shop and they tested with a few pellets and it didnt top 11.7, if i need to it i can get the readout from the shops chrono, and i only shoot at the range and private land... i also keep a few pellets in the rifle case, as my bro in law is a copper and he said they are more likely to test with the pellets that are with the gun
     
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  10. cloverleaf

    cloverleaf Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    I have no way of interpreting sarcasm in written text unless it's made obvious, along with most of the rest of the population..
     
  11. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    what about the less technical shooter who buys and rifle gets great accuracy with say rws superdomes at 11.5?

    should he be worried?
     
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    Oh rite, so that's how it's gonna be is it, one of those 'let's give the good ole Superdome a rite kickin again' threads is it !...:D:up:
     
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    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    not at all mate:)

    I'm just thinking of the shooters who just want an accurate rifle for a bit of leisurely pest control or plinking:)
     
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    IMO all shooters should be concerned, especially those who don't understand their kit 100% (which is the vast majority).

    Of course, in practical terms the changes of this becoming a problem are slight, but it's still a potential chink in what little armour we have that could see your gun getting confiscated at the very least..
     
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    Yeah, I'm only jokin matey, they used to be my go to pellet once but the newer ones aren't a patch on the ones they used to produce back in the 90's !...

    Dare say they've tried to improve on some part of the production process be it a new and improved lead/alloy mix or something else, why they just can't leave **** alone I don't know !...:rolleyes:
     
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    Has there been a case brought against anyone for a gun being over power? I mean sensible people not chav scum.
     
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    Given my .177 PCP's produce more power the heavier the pellet.
    Should we all test with H&N Piledrivers at about 21gr, has anyone any experience with these 'slugs' and the sorts of power levels they can produce in certain rifles.
    I usually use about 11.2 fpe with 8.4gr pellets, though I usually test my .177's with 10.3 gr pellets just to be confident I'm legit.
     
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    guys guys guys if you take the law to the letter , then its impossible all airrifles are capable of exceeding 12 ftlbs depends how you take the law i suppose
     
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    Your best bet is not to reply then at all then.
     
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    Every time we have one of these threads it ends the same. You'll have some telling you if your rifle is .1 over then you'll get life. But in reality if your rifle was just over they would make you have it turned down a bit so it's not really worth worrying about unless it's a lb or so over atb
     

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