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From hunting to target?

Discussion in 'Firearms Certificate (FAC) Guns' started by mattgriff88, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. mattgriff88

    mattgriff88 Busy Member

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    Merthyr Tydfil
    Hi, I have recentley sent off for my FAC just waiting now like a big kid lol.

    I have asked for .22LR, 17HMR and FAC Air.
    The reason I have put is vermin control control on a permission I have mainly rabbits.

    If I wanted to start target shooting with the .22LR in the future and join a club have I got to send off the forms again to add target shooting or will I be covered?

    Seems like if I want to do target shooting with a fac rifle I need to become a probationary member for 3 months but surely I wouldn't need to do this if I all ready have a certificate for vermin control?

    Any help much appreciated.
  2. Elk hunter

    Elk hunter Keyboard Hero

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    Just because you have an FAC for vermin control does not mean you are a safe in the company of others. Also the problem clubs have are people joint as a way to gain a rifle & fac, but have no real intention of using the club.
    So generaly the club will put you on probation to see if,
    A. You will fit in.
    B. Your safe.
    C. You intend to use the club.

    But you may not have to do 3 months all depends on the club and it's rules. As for informing FEO and sending your ticket in I do not know, years since I was a member of a club.

  3. john frum

    john frum Engaging Member

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    Your best bet is to ask at your intended club for advice regards your certificate as if it specifies land you may shoot on you will not be able to use your guns at xxx club or other home ofice approved range. I expect to be corrected here but....
    Also there is target shooting and target shooting. There is sporting shooting, offhand at 20 + yards using a bunny basher cz 452 or similar or the more serious prone from 20 yd up to 100yards involving heavy canvas jackets, slings, and heavy single shot rifles. Both disclipines are fun so find a club and see what they offer BUT NEVER shoot any wildlife on their ranges unless you want instant eviction.

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