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Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Carpy_killer, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. Carpy_killer

    Carpy_killer Well-Known Member

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    I am looking at applying for a FAC can u all offer some help and advice and what to apply for in the way of gun as this is the first time applying
     
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    Tell us what you are going to shoot and a bit about the land you will shoot on.
    Cheers Andy
     
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    It depends what quarry you want to shoot, fella. If it's bunnies over farmland with a good selection of backstops then .22lr, .17hmr or both could be a good start.
     
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    bunnies on golf course as well as Canada geese and foxes
     
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    Grumpyoldman Very Active

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    I would apply for FAC Air great kit , you will need minimum letter from land owner giving you permission then its all fairly self explanatory on the forms :up: you will need a firearms rated cabinet as well , and Grumps may need to pop down South to dish out some tips on hunting your chosen quarry :up: assuming your son off Silly Garry :rolleyes:
     
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    its convoluted, .22lr for bunnies is the norm, but not my cup of tea, hmr or mach2 is my choice, but don't forget S1 air, your choice will be determined by the land survey.

    re fox, you enter the matrix that is the inter force farce over suitable calibre. Choice is .22 centrefire, chances of that granted first time around is interfarce dependent, a rim fire is more than adequate, depending where you live.

    Eitherway you need a shotgun.
     
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    You are always welcome on my plot grumps if you feel the need.
     
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    Deffo a shotgun for the geese. One proofed for steel shot, with some big ol' cartridges as well.
     
  9. Carpy_killer

    Carpy_killer Well-Known Member

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    How u guess grumpy
     
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    :cool: Grumpy knows all :cool: Grumpy would spend a weekend with you lads anytime :up: Your old mans constant Grin even cheered Grumpy up :eek:
     
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    ho humbug have you met the three ghosts this year already
     
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    so what would be your choices ie the names or brands of these guns/ shotguns
     
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    For a golf course I would have a look at.

    Bolt action Rimfire: .22lr / .17 hmr CZ
    http://www.czrifles.co.uk

    Shotgun: 12 bore mossberg pump action silenced.
    http://www.saddleryandgunroom.co.uk/Gunroom/SG_Hushpower.htm

    Fac air: daystate air ranger/ theoben rapid.

    http://daystate.com/air-ranger.htm

    But in reality get your fac then have a good shop around. There are often second hand bargains to be had. You have plenty of time to read up on every gun while your fac comes through. What matters at the moment is just getting the type of gun approved you can worry about makes later.
    Cheers Andy
     
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    Carpy_killer Well-Known Member

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    Totally agree
     
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    Elk hunter Keyboard Hero

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    Totally disagree on two points,

    .22 lr semi auto with either 50 round drum mag or 2x25 back to back mags. Not as cheap to run as a bolt action, but way more fun and I dout you will use the two below!

    12 gauge FAC semi auto extended mag 3" magazine.
    Agreed with the air rifle.

    Andrew
     
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    I stay away from semi auto firearms in my latter years . nasty things iv used them a lot , had a ruger 10/22 for many years . without re starting a fresh argument , im assuming the Geese are resident flock so not protected , FAC air would be an excellent means off culling for control off numbers probably semi tame and easy to approach , no need for shooting them ,, flighting in ,, quietly culling them one by one and maintaining an acceptable number in my humble opinion would be far more appropriate on a golf course close to London , Perhaps if they breed there offer to maintain an acceptable number by culling then by Egg pricking . and perhaps offer to trap the foxes . Golf course foxes are easy to trap . Most important point , one must be completely confident before taking a shot on a goose with a single projectile rifle , the kill zone is no bigger than your thumb nail , and if i was buying FAC Air it would only be 1 Rifle . Theoben Rapid . Just ol Grumps thoughts
     
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    that's right there a pest to the greens on the course and the lake they are distorying the island as there some Wat 50 of the Xmas delites
     
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    tell me more about the kill zones
     
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    Especially in London Area

    They are very hot / tight on Granting Section 1 Shotgun - Vermin control is not good enough in Most Cases

    Plus many Golf course do not like Shotguns near their greens -

    FAC Air Guns on Golf Courses is good No Shell Cases to be picked up by users Golf Shoes

    A Shotgun is a Right especially if you state using it for Clay's to start with - Practise

    Some Areas will Grant .22 over a FAC Air Rifle -

    Either Way you will need to get the land approved before Applying -

    Most Forces would Not Allow a open permit for all of your Wish List

    Check BSAC web site - has plenty of information on All fire Arms uses and Licenses

    BOB/R
     
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    . This thread is on the wrong section to discuss hunting . For advice on FAC :up: , a post on the Hunting section would be appropriate :up: and open to more members with experience , Im only saying this as many Air Gun users are not hunters and dislike the concept off shooting live Quarry . Respect due as air guns have many uses :up: Sorry to be grown up :eek:
     

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