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Question Fac land approval

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Glyn, May 28, 2015.

  1. Glyn

    Glyn Engaging Member

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    Hello all I have permission on a farm I was thinking of applying for my fac so I can bag more bunnies the question is would the police rather grant an air rifle over 12ftp or a rimfire/ centrefire?

    The only reason I ask my perm is 20 acre one side is an A road the other a motorway, I'm happy with the law on shooting near a road but does it alter with an fac? I have attached the Google image of my perm (the triangle in between the A49 & M6) you might not be able to answer my question but thought I would ask, I would be happy with my s410 upped in power but see the attraction to a rifle.

    Thanks in advance

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  2. harry brown

    harry brown Banned

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    TBH, I think you'll struggle to get FAC for 20 acres? I may be wrong but would expect fac air at best next to a main road.

    HTH

    Edit, I have a piece of land 30 acre exactly the same shape as your land and surrounded by an A road and B road . I was refused fac for it on the landchecks.
     
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    A shooting buddy of mine has 40 acres on the outskirts of Nuneaton Warwickshire and good backstops all round. But only granted FAC air. To be fair probably the correct dissision and all he needed @ 40flb many bunnies fall foul to the air!

    Andrew
     
  4. Glyn

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    Thanks for the info, I'm sure I could get a different field to shoot in but thought I would ask here 1st, the bunnies only ever go along the hedge line along the Mway & I only ever shoot along the hedge line so no chance what so ever of causing drivers a problem.
     
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    I understand but, when the police clear land and it means anyone can shoot it with that calibre if they have a ticket. They may happily use a lorry as a backstop! Best is to ring the FLO and ask if the land is already cleared for fac. It may be?
     
  6. Glyn

    Glyn Engaging Member

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    Is it as easy as that?
     
  7. harry brown

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    You'll need to know the name of the land and it's owner before they can do a check. Maybe a grid reference would be useful..Not that the girls in the office can read a map!

    That won't mean you can have a fac ticket though! You still have to go through the vetting process etc. But at least you'll know about the land. I doubt they'll pass it myself...sorry.
     
  8. harry brown

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    Just had a gander on google maps. Sorry, no way I could see a safe shot for fac R/f or C/f on that land. TBH even sub 12 might well raise concerns with the feo. Not trying to put you on a downer, but I wouldn't ask myself. Better to look for more suitable land away from major routes. Sounds negative, but a ricochet into a passing car on the M6 would be headline news.
     
  9. buffy vampire slayer

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    you`ll never know until you ask your relavent authority.
    but I will say this,you will never get a centrefire cal for rabbits if you you haven`t got fox as a species also.
    if you have a device/phone/sat nav etc that will give you agrid reference of the land give it to the FEO when you ring and you should be told if it`s passed and for what cal.
     
  10. r10hunter

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    Looks very much sub 12 only to me. Even if you always only shoot along the length as you say. Bullets and pellets can deflect off at many degrees to their original path.
    Cheers Andy
     
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  11. Glyn

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    Thanks for your input there are foxes in the field, I understand it's a long shot getting it granted on that field but thought I would see what you lot think, I will have a chat to the farmer as he is going through the process of getting his fac air rifle.

    Thanks again
     

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