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Fac Grant Update

Discussion in 'Firearms Certificate (FAC) Guns' started by BigSteve#72, Feb 5, 2020.

  1. Lev Levvin

    Lev Levvin Pro Poster

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    Just reading from the BASC website :up:
     
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    Only something that hasn’t been touched on yet , when I went for my fac the first time around I put in for 22lr 17hmr and 243 all we’re granted bar the 22 his reason for it was the 17 explodes on impact but the 22 ricochet that was why I didn’t get it then got it after a while :thumb:
     
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  3. Lev Levvin

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    Funny you say that...

    I was talking to my farmer landlord this week about rifles...I mentioned that I was changing my .22lr slot to .17hmr

    he said that’s good because he wouldn’t want me shooting .22 on his land due to the risk of ricochets around his livestock... he had .22lr for years as a youngster
     
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    Ye the old fire arms officer gave me that reason and fair play I can sort of understand it especially in this situation with houses close by :thumb:
     
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    TBH I'm pleased to have been granted the .17 HMR, it's the first step of the ladder with FAC rifles. And like it's been said maybe it's down to the potential ricochet problem is why the .22LR was denied and I can understand that. I only applied for the .22LR because of how quiet they are. Are .22LR rounds really that bad when it comes to ricochets?
    My FEO advised me to keep a record of how often I shoot, ammunition purchases and how often I see foxes/sign of fox activity. After a while and with the evidence from the record keeping he advised me to put in a variation for a .22LR or even potentially move up to .223 for fox control as .17 HMR isn't seen as a viable fox round.
     
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    All ammo purchase`s are noted on your certificate, anyway.And you wont get ammo without producing your cert.

     
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    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    This is about right, your applying for essentially 2 rim fires for pest control, usual you’ll get one it the other as both do the same job, for target use you’d have got 3 .22 no problem. My Feo told me that for pest control you have to decide or they will decide for you.
     
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    I have just had my variation back...

    changed my empty .22lr slot to a second .17hmr for night only use.

    no problems, took a week.

    picked up a rather nice cz455 stainless American 17hmr yesterday and mounted pard nv008 onto it :thumb:
     
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    Sounds good my friend:thumb:
     
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