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Reasons to get a rimfire

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by EX Mod Cog, May 10, 2008.

  1. EX Mod Cog

    EX Mod Cog Keyboard Hero

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    Do you think targets would be a "good reason" to get a rimfire ... :confused:

    What is a "good reason" in the eyes of the law, and indeed the firearms office or whatever they're called.
     
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    If you want to get a rimfire for targets you will need to join a club and wait till your 6 month probation is up before you can get your rifle and the rifle will need to be suitable for the clubs range
     
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    it wouldnt be for me mate.
     
  4. EX Mod Cog

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    So you need to join a club? I thought the rules were strict enough as it is (rightly so)
     
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    if you have suitable land on which to hunt with a rimfire than you can apply for your fac if you want to use the rifle for target shooting then you need to be a member of a club that has relavent ranges suitable for the rifle you wish to purchase before you can become a full member of a club you have to serve a 6 month probation period and yo cannot get your fac untill your a full member also the club will be required to log every time you shoot and pass on these details to the police and if you don't shoot enough they will revoke your fac
     
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    as above join a club and keep it there and use for targets.
    you wont be able to take it home though.

    the person you need to talk to is Deadyedick as this is how he started shooting rimfires.

    he as one that he uses for targets so ask him:up:
     
  7. EX Mod Cog

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    That's Censored :eek:
     
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    When you approch a club to join the fist week you will have to sit and watch as your not allowed to shoot untill the second week then you can use the club rifles throughout your probation period you will be able to take your rifle home with you and won't have to keep it at the club but you will only be able to shoot it at home office aproved rifle clubs that shoot the disipline you have chosen your rifle for
     
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    welcome to britain:rolleyes:
     
  10. jamjon

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    and most clubs will shoot 25m or 50m which means you will need a target rifle with diopter sights a shooting jacket a shooting mat and shooting sling and spotting scope
     
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    And it is the most boring thing i have ever tried
     
  12. EX Mod Cog

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    Screw that.

    What would happen if I got one for "hunting" but also used it for targets? They would never know.
     
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    well thats a risk you can take but this is britain. if you get caught your on your own
     
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    Simple on your fac application you state that you want the rifle for hunting/ zeroing and target practice that way you will be able to shoot targets with it but you will only be able to use it on the land that you stated in your fac application and thats only if the fao finds the land suitable for a rimfire
     
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  15. EX Mod Cog

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    That sounds fair ... nice :) won't be getting one until I'm atleast 18, but it's nice to think about it now so I know how to go about it.
     
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    if you use it for hunting the farm needs to be approved.

    in other words needs to be big enough to use a big gun
     
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    You don't have to be 18 if one of your parents is willng to countersign the fac application for you
     
  18. EX Mod Cog

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    I don't think my parents would be willing to do that, besides I only have to wait 'til February next year :D
     
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    Well if your 17 then your allready old enough to apply for an fac the age limit is 17 not 18
     
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    I was told it's 18 but if it's 17 then that's just confusing :confused: think about it ... 17 for rifles, 18 for air guns ... well done government :rolleyes:
     

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