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New to FAC some advice

Discussion in 'Firearms Certificate (FAC) Guns' started by tisme, May 16, 2014.

  1. tisme

    tisme Donator

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    To help new FAC holders could experienced FAC shooters leave tips in this thread. Just an idea and if the Mods done like it feel free to remove.

    My tip SIBS. Spot it, Identify it, Backstop, Shoot. In the excitement Identify and backstop can get left out, I've seen it and ashamed to say done it, but without disaster. I Know of two cases (not in the UK) where people were shot dead due to backstops being left out and the bullet passing through the animal and carrying on. Some of you will say, I use ballistic ammo so it won't happen well it can. I've had matchkings and V max pass straight through fox's but both hit the backstop behind. Identify it as I knew a chap that didn't and a long time ago shot his cat thinking it was a fox.

    Safe shooting
     
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    If you always shoot downwards the ground would always be there. Nowt better for a back stop....:up:
     
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    Downwards yes unless your shooting on a hill or the land behind drops or a deer etc
     
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    My tip.never carry the rifle with a live bullet in the pipe .
     
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    This one is bloody obvious but the number of people I see who ignore it:

    DON'T cycle the bolt with the barrel pointing upwards !!!!!!!!

    The number of times I see folks cycling the bolt and loading a round with the gun pointing randomly around them or upwards. Accidental discharge can happen. It's rare, but it happens.

    Gun safety relies on the shooter, so adopt safe practices and use them ALWAYS
     

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