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22 allowed prey

Discussion in 'Firearms Certificate (FAC) Guns' started by buckgav, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. buckgav

    buckgav Well-Known Member

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    hi,
    I am strongly considering going for my FAC, and as I mostly shoot rabbits so I will probably opt for a 22 rim fire. But my question is what other animals are you legally allowed to shoot with a 22 rim fire?
     
  2. Oscargrouch

    Oscargrouch Well-Known Member

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    You can shoot Fox's with a .22; accuracy is very important to make sure you get a clean kill. Best bet is a semi-auto so that you can fire two rounds in very quick succession.
     
  3. scoop

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    Hare , rabbit , mink , fox ( if FEO allows it ) and corvids on the ground
     
  4. Jackroadkill

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    Some police forces will allow .22lr for fox, others will not. Some won't allow .17hmr and insist on a .17 Hornet or .22 centrefire as a minimum. Best to check this with your FEO. Under the reason for needing a .22lr, you could put "Control of ground game, vermin and other lawful quarry".
     
  5. buckgav

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    thanks for the help guys.....can you take a muntjac with 22lr?
     
  6. scoop

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    Minimum of .240 in england and wales
     
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    I thought the following was true

    England and Wales
    For Muntjac and Chinese Water deer only- a rifle with a minimum calibre of not less than .220 inches and muzzle energy of not less than 1000 foot pounds and a bullet weight of not less than 50 grains may be used.

    happy to be corrected though
    rgds
    craig
     
  8. buckgav

    buckgav Well-Known Member

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    I would have thought that if 22Lr was large enough a round to kill a fox,it would be large enough to kill a muntjac......there similar sizes after all.
     
  9. snapperspike

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    I would suggest that you do some reading on this sort of subject, before you apply for your fac.
    There are varying restrictions around the country within various Police forces, as has already been said.
    I think you should try and acquaint yourself with what ever is in force in your area, before you apply, then you can talk to the FEO with a bit more confidence, and you'll be more comfortable yourself.
    There are STRICT rules regards deer, but it's all available on line for you to study and think about.
    Good luck
     
  10. r10hunter

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    All areas should really be going off of the new guidance by now.
    ".22 lr allowed on fox at short range 17hmr allowed."
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    It would be interesting if any
    Feo's are still saying it's not allowed.
    Cheers Andy
     
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  11. snapperspike

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    I agree Andy 100% !!
    But there is also the question of experience, and being humane.
    I wouldn't like to think of someone with a new fac, trying to shoot a fox with a .22lr at greater distance than is wise (I know, I know, that's a whole different can of night crawlers !!), but I mean as a general principal.
    I personally wouldn't try and shoot a fox at more that 60 - 80 yds with a .22lr with subsonics, and that would be a head shot.
    It's all individual choice I know, and I'd rather use the .223.
    I just think some more guidance may be needed, especially with the comment about Muntjack !!
     

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