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FAC rifle range question?

Discussion in 'Firearms Certificate (FAC) Guns' started by mattgriff88, Jul 20, 2014.

  1. mattgriff88

    mattgriff88 Busy Member

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    evening all,

    i have had my fac for 4 months, i applied for FAC AIR, .22LR and .17HMR for vermin control.
    i bought a .17hmr first and love it its perfect for what i need and can't honestly see me buying a .22LR or FAC AIR.

    i have been down a local range to zero the rifle in a couple of times paying on a daily basis.
    They offer a yearly membership but if i do want to join do i need to apply for this rifle to be for target use also?

    the rifle range is more of range where members zero they're rifles rather then shoot targets for competition.

    Thanks
     
  2. 1961nuffield

    1961nuffield Honorary Member

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    It would be good to have, for target use/setting sights up, on your ticket as well, best to cover yourself especially if your shooting gets more range based. You would also need to be a member of a target shooting club, as I take it your fac was granted for pest control purposes.

    HTH

    John
     
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    :nicethread: Never thought about that issue before, and I use an indoor range for zero settings. Thanks for making me aware of a possible issue that I to should look in to. KB1
     
  4. mattgriff88

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    on my certificate it has got "Shall be used for shooting vermin and any other lawful quarry and for zeroing on ranges, or land deemed suitable by the chief officer of police for the area where the land is situated and over which the holder has lawful authority to shoot"

    does that cover me for joining a club for zeroing/practise only?
     
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    Shoot anywhere as long as you get the permission for the specific area such as ranges too
     
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    kermitboy1 Banned

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    That's good to know, as my one says the same. Cheers KB1
     
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    thanks for the replys
     
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    There are areas where you can't use a rimmy, the air fits well. I tend to use my FAC air most of the time.

    You obviously don't shoot corvids or squirrels unless they are on the ground then?
     
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    Strathrpc Keyboard Hero

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    If you've been paying for the range use on a daily basis then I doubt the range is operated as an "Approved Target Shooting Club" so it would possibly be irrelevant trying to get your ticket conditioned for Target Shooting. For target Shooting you'll need to be a member of an "approved Club".
     
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    I belong to a target club and have put all my rifles down for target and almost all for fox and AOLQ. I done this because my FEO told me I could not use FMJ unless I had "target" (whilst belonging to.....................) on my FAC. I'm not sure he's right but I now have things like .308 for fox and target :).
     
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    Wow lol ! 308 vs fox !
     
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    Strathrpc Keyboard Hero

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    He's not right! Nothing to stop you buying & using FMJ for zeroing & for use on on foxes & wabbits!
     
  14. darklord

    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    be aware if you don't buy the other calibre's they can be removedon your next application as deemed not required. My FEO told me if you don't shoot enough they will remove the entitlement for that calibre. its not a granted forever unlike a shotgun.
     
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    All I did was joined a shooting range , had a notification off the club to pass on to feo ! Happy days !
     
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    Joining a club is an easy way to increase the amount of fire arms in your possession compared to using them over land.

    Im not a member of a a range any more but it help me know end to get that extra rifle, application was never turned down. But now I only shoot over land found ranges boring, this is where you have to justly a valid reason to hold tat calibre.

    So Jonesy did it wright range and permission makes it difficult for the FEO to say No!

    Andrew
     
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    Neither am I a member no more , like I mentioned all I had was a notification off the club , forwarded that to feo and that was it . And yea it is a good way for specific caliber over land
     
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    They wouldn't let me have the .450 marlin for fox though. To be honest the .308 came in handy as we had one fox that just would not come in closer than 400 yards but was taking chickens. After some sighting shots at 400 and a bit of bait job done.

    Thats what I thought but he even made me take back some 20gr 17hmr fmj to the shop I got them from and replace with expanding 17gr. The shop staff laughed at me but it kept him happy! We're all human and make mistakes I suppose.
     

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