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FAC Range Day (Feed Back Please)

Discussion in 'Firearms Certificate (FAC) Guns' started by Elk hunter, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. Elk hunter

    Elk hunter Keyboard Hero

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    I'm thinking of doing a day for FAC rifles on some land I've access to. Very safe backstop and able to get a good distance. Now I'm looking for feed back before I put anything into place, like would anyone be interested or not, what you would wish to shoot at ect.
    So this is my proposal....

    A Saturday at the end of February or March for any FAC air to .22 C/F from 100 out to a distance of 300 yards. Zero, spinners, fox, roe and muntjac targets.
    Cost around £15 per head for the day.
    (If the day works I would consider going larger in calibre.)

    Thank you Andrew.
     
  2. warrenater

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    would be but too far :=(
     
  3. scoie

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    Hi Andrew

    really good idea imho, I would happily attend with my rifles ( .22,HMR, 223) and would really like to try some metal targets out to longer ranges than I shoot now and also meet up with fellow shooters , on a selfish note I would prefer end of March to arrange my shifts and perhaps better weather then too( ok , ok im being selfish;)) I only have a closed ticket but im guessing the land is cleared so do I have to apply to the local FLO or will you as the host cover that? as being a range

    Anyway count me in and a +1 from me
    rgds
    craig
     
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    though i can't shoot this one, if you want or need any help with the setting up or running, give me a shout, i'm more than happy to help.

    cheers, paul.
     
  5. techno

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    HI Andrew, yes its a very good idea and inexpensive too, its a real shame you werent down this end of the world, otherwise i would be first in the queue for sure.
    If you were to have a weekend event over two days in the summer ,arrive on friday and go home sunday evening ,i would love to come for a plink.Hell ive even got a tent.
     
  6. Elk hunter

    Elk hunter Keyboard Hero

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    Well it's in the mix see what interest is, as I could do it any time really.

    Andrew
     
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    Hi Andrew.
    Thats good of you to offer to lay on a day for the folks here. :thumb:
    I'm waiting on my FAC licence at present. But would love to meet up with folk from the forum in the future.
    Well done, and good luck with the day.
    All the best.
    Steve.
     
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    I assume that the people shooting will need an open licence and also liability insurance in case anything goes wrong (some insurance policies won't pay out if you are at a commercial/paid for event, it is worth checking the small print).
     
  9. r10hunter

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    They won't need an open fac, that is only needed for un police checked land. Closed fac is fine.

    Not sure about the insurance?? If you buy a days game shooting it covers you. Someone may need to phone the organisations and check.
    But what Andrew will need is liability insurance incase someone is hurt and it is deemed to be fault.
    Cheers Andy
     
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    Are you sure about that? If you have a closed ticket that says "only to be used at ***" then the fact the police have checked the land doesn't mean that you can shoot there, or am I missing something?
     
  11. Elk hunter

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    If your ticket is closed it means you are only allowed to shoot on land on your ticket or land passed by the Cheif Constable of the area for the calibre you wish to use with permission from the land owner.

    All the land I have is passed for .30cal in the uk, but on my leases in Scotland to stalk deer you have to have an open ticket as the police do not wish to go and check the land.

    But please can we get back to the question I've asked as if the interest is or is not there or what shooters wish to do, i will not take it any further.
    I have enough guys come to shoot with me and I know where I stand legally as I have to be covered but for the moment it's just out there before anything happens.

    Andrew.
     
  12. techno

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    If youre unsure consult your feo . There's two of us down here possibly four.
    Im insured with BASC which im sure covers all this.
     
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  13. tinmanofkent

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    I will be there.

    Sounds like Kent are turning up in force - better check your insurance covers Kent marksman Andrew, we're deadly!
     
  14. Elk hunter

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    Really. I've seen you shoot tin cans. The deer was just unlucky!
    Andrew
     
  15. tinmanofkent

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    Look, we may have a 'my little pony' for a county logo but our motto is 'invincible' and if we can't hit it with bullets we can always hit it with a bat.
     
  16. Elk hunter

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    You cant play polo on a pony...so now you play cricket...... help us!

    Andrew
     
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    I can just about hit a cows arse with a banjo
     
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    any update Andrew?
     

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