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FAC application

Discussion in 'Firearms Certificate (FAC) Guns' started by mattgriff88, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. mattgriff88

    mattgriff88 Busy Member

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    Evening all, after a lot of questions from me over the last couple of months about FAC, and a lot of help and advice from you I have finally filled in my application, well most of it.

    I have had some experiance with firearms recentley I was taken out by a friend of a friend with a .17 hmr, I loved every minute of it and cant wait to get my own.

    Im applying for

    .22 Air Rifle
    .22 LR
    .17 HMR

    But im not sure how to word it correctly on the application.

    Is this correct?

    [​IMG]

    And on the max amount of ammo to be in possession I have put 1200 for both .17 hmr and .22 lr do you think that is to much?
     
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    Vermin and ground game . If you want fox you have to ask for this specificaly ut your f. O will be there to guide you anyway.atb gary.ps i only have fac air so i could be talking b@ll@cks.
     
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    the calibres im applying for are for rabbits, after some experiance with these I was hoping to apply for .223 for foxes in due course.
     
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    Ground game only means hares .
     
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    Put in for the 223 now...they can only say no
     
  6. Elk hunter

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    It's unlikely you will be granted over 600 rounds to hold and 500 to buy on either calibre.
    Unless you are target shooting FAO see no reason to hold or buy any more than this for vermin control.
    I use large amounts of rim fire and after I stopped range shooting they cut my .22 lr ammo back. I tried to justify 1000 rounds were cheaper, this was not good enough.

    Andrew
     
  7. mattgriff88

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    with the new fac form's it only asks how much ammo you are allowed in you possession at any one time.

    I thought 1200 might be a bit to high to be honest, will change this to 600.
     
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    I can hold 1000 and buy 750 .22lr maybe it varies in different countys.
     
  9. mattgriff88

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    the only reason I want so much as its convenient and hopefully I could save a few quid by buying in bulk.
    not much of a problem though I would be very happy if I get accepted for a fac to be honest.
     
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    You will not save any money on 22lr ammo by buying a 1000 or even 5000 at a time...they are never going to give you the buying power of a RFD
     
  11. mattgriff88

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    fair enough... 600 it is :)
     
  12. Elk hunter

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    The irony is because I load my own ammo I can hold more 308 ammo than rim fire, infact any of my C/F rifles I can hold more than the R/F.
    Make no sence to me.
    Andrew
     
  13. mattgriff88

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    yeah i have noticed there are a few strange rules that seem contradict each other.

    if/when/hopefully i get my fac back, all though I have applied to use the calibres stated for pest control can I still use them for target shooting or would I have to also state this on the fac application?
     
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    I would write down "Vermin and any other lawful quarry" just to cover you :)
     
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    Small Vermin/zeroing

    They asked me what was my vermin , I replied with crows, magpies , squirrels a few rabbits . They were fine with that .. There's nothing stated that it's illeagal to despatch foxes with 17 hmr , it's just not recomended . I've had no problems with despatching them with 17 in past . Up too 130 yards I think it's a safe clean kill shot ....
    Let us know if you get your fac granted mate . Good luck !
     
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    Thanks, when I say target practice I mean going down to a local range and practicing hold overs etc
     

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