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FAC air rifle

Discussion in 'Firearms Certificate (FAC) Guns' started by cornish, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. cornish

    cornish Donator

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    Want to get fac air rifle already got fac license for .22 rimfire what do I need to do and do I need to give a reason for wanting one thanks for any help giving cheers
     
  2. reaper6

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    Put it down to the same reason as your rimmy
     
  3. Whistler

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    You need to apply for a variation (for which there is an additional admin fee £26 where I am), you have to state reason and calibre but not power or ammo holding. I expect your issuing police force will have everything on their website.

    What are you thinking of going for ?
     
  4. cornish

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    not sure thought 177 would be best any advice would be welcome
     
  5. Jackroadkill

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    .177's not great in FAC power as the pellet can travel at transonic speeds which can destabilise it.
     
  6. cornish

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    thanks will go for 22 hopefully should be granted it
     
  7. techno

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    theoben rapid all the way ..
     
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    Don't forget to include a moderator for your FAC Air rifle :up: I was advised to put it down as , - " To protect my hearing "
    Got my tickets for Shotgun/Fac at the same time (coterminous certificates) a couple of weeks ago. From Devon & Cornwall Firearms licensing unit.
    Do expect normally to wait for a couple of months though. I believe they have quite a backlog to clear.
    It's worth the wait.;)
    Good luck.
    Steve.
     
  9. cornish

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    spoke to them Monday already put in for moderator but I put down bolt action asked them to remove that she said they wont put down the action of rifle till I get rifle because I've already got fac ticket she said it will take about 2 weeks cant wait another rifle
     
  10. warrenater

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    that will do it mine does ! :) atb gary
     
  11. cornish

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    thanks a lot guys will keep eyes open for one when ticket comes .Whats the best power to have without having to fill rifle every 20 shots
     
  12. Kyska

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    3 ft/lb, but you'll have to get pretty close.
     
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    hope you mean 30 ft/lb
     
  14. cornish

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    well week after applying for air rifle to be added to my ticket I've got it back all added now I need to find a rifle looking for .22 theoben rapid or hw100 or air arms 510 precharged
     
  15. techno

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    I had the 510 fac, it was a good rifle,i wont knock it,but its downfall was the inbuilt air res,in field use you have to carry a charging cylinder or pump with you,or be faced with 30 shots and return to base.The variable power i never used tbh.
    I sold that and went theoben Rapid MK2 with a ben taylor reg and numerous other mods.
    For £90 you can buy an extra 400cc cylinder which you can stick in your backpack and swap in the field easily in 10 secs.
    Also the Theoben is one of the most hot rodded rifles out there with numerous vendors doing soup up components.As rifles go, it shoots quite nicely, go for the later MK2 with the MK4 trigger and the scalloped block,it was the best of the bunch.As for the Daystate i cant comment, although the finish looks very good.
     
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    you will find you do not need more than 30 ft lbs in .22 and also i find that they run a lighter pellet than you might expect , bismags can get a bit loopy whereas a 15 .9 or an 18 does the job just fine.
     
  17. maxtich

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    + 1 Agree with above post 30 fte is optimum,thats what I run my Rapid mk 2 at, and it averages 80/85 full power shots before recharge,i have had it Kev G eed :D with his reg and other mods,
     
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    helston smiths had a fac rapid in a while ago, not sure if it's still there. might have been .25 though.
     
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    been talking to mate he's got theoben .22 mk1 says it's good rifle .I'm not sure what to do bought hw100 2 week ago don't know if I should sell it and spend more on f.a.s rifle or keep it and just spend 650 on s/h rifle don't think I will use the hw100
     
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