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Application Advice Please

Discussion in 'Firearms Certificate (FAC) Guns' started by Lev Levvin, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. Lev Levvin

    Lev Levvin BEAST OF BODMIN

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    im in process of filling out application form for first firearm cert.

    I’m wanting to obtain FAC .22 air rifle moderated and 223 centrefire moderated for foxing on the farm I live on.

    What should I put down in section D 15?

    And what is a sensible quantity of ammunition to apply for?

    Any other advice gratefully received
     
  2. Herb64

    Herb64 Busy Member

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    I’m sure I put calibre .17 HMR then rifle in next box then Vermin and AOLQ
    for the section D 15

    Also list sperately moderator and put in box something along lines for controlling noise to avoid public nuisance.

    Get it sent you’ve nothing to loose and the delays in a grant are long so sooner it’s in the better.


    Personally I’ve FAC Air on mine but not going to fill it. I would go .17 HMR and .22 LR instead. Far cheaper to buy and better resale as FAC Air is to specialised. Others will disagree I’m sure. Ammunition wise 500 each of rimfire if you go that route and 100 for the .223
     
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  3. Sarge

    Sarge Posting Addict

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    As Herb says on the D15 table.

    If you really want the FAC air then put it down, but while you're at it you might want a 22lr (plus mod) as well, it will fill the gap between 22FAC and .223.
    Whatever you ask for is immaterial to us, if you want it and have the need/reason then that's good enough, it'll be you that has to justify each rifle you ask for. Besides once you have the FAC the slots can be changed as a free variation later if the need/reason changes or you feel something would be better for your existing reason(s).

    Good luck.
     
  4. metalman

    metalman Big Poster

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    Had a call today from Firearms my cert is in for renewal. They wanted DOB and place of birth of both of my referees. Is this something new as i have not put it before
     
  5. zeeco

    zeeco Donator

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    I had to include this information six months ago
     
  6. rich79

    rich79 Lovin the smell of cordite in the morning

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    This was part of my renewal in 2016.
     
  7. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    I’d go for .22lr .17hmr and a .223rem, ammo wise put down 1000 for each rims and 300 for the .223, more than enough
     
  8. Spray1Mark

    Spray1Mark Major Poster

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    Widely accepted is 300C/F and 500 R/F, are you ever going to buy £300+ of ammo in one go? pellets are inert and not counted as ammo.

    The only indesputable advantage of .22R/F is a semi auto, .22 AIR, .17HMR and .223 is a good spread, just ask Isaac about his experience of a .22 VS HMR.

    You will grow into what you need, it's a journey every FAC holder has to take, apply for what you think you will generally use and need, everyone else's opinion of what you should get is just their opinion.
     
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  9. metalman

    metalman Big Poster

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    Maybe but that was only 3 years ago, i didn’t even know my referees details until today despite using them last time. I do know they were both contacted, maybe Firearms asked them at the time
     

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