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Thinking about SGC...

Discussion in 'Shotguns (SGC)' started by Trouserferret, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. Trouserferret

    Trouserferret Donator

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    Now, living in Scotland has me on the back foot with regards to my air rifles/pistols.

    I'm wondering if it would be worth my time applying for the SGC, as the club I use for my airguns has a huge setup for clays. They've got single launchers, and the olympic style ranges. I'm totally bewildered by what you'd need to invest to get into the sport (cabinets and licensing aside), and wondered if it'd be worth my time applying?

    I know you can knock through a box of cartridges and a bundle of clays in a day easy enough, but a ballpark figure for a starting setup for trap shooting would be helpful? I've no idea where to look with regards to entry level over-unders, the more I look at the more I read. The more I read, the more I'm confused.

    Do you need to fill your slots on your cert, or can you hold one without filling it? I know you need a home visit, suitable storage, it needs renewed and such, but it would be nice to have if ever the airweapon licensing scheme came into play. Surely it would give me a leg up in that respect? I know BASC have been egging folk on to apply...

    So sorry, total noob questions. Done some reading, but there's still a few things I'm uncertain of. Any help will be most appreciated. I've a friend coming over tomorrow (to play with airguns!) that still has his cert, so I'll be picking his brains too.
     
  2. Fubbytucker

    Fubbytucker Busy Member

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    SGC is easy.
    You don't have named slots, your limit will be how many guns your cabinet can hold. You can change your guns at any time and simply need to notify the FEO afterwards.
    For 2nd hand guns, look here (obviously), pigeon watch, gun(star) and your local dealers. Consider auto's if your budget is tight, they are generally cheaper. Some people slate them, but I love my Hatsan Escort and it cost £250!
    I'm unclear from your post if you are looking to shoot for yourself on land you already have, or to set up a shoot for others. Manual traps are pretty cheap, but you can't really operate them and shoot alone. Electronic traps would let you do that.
    Wouldn't you be shooting at that range you have mentioned rather than emulating it?
     
  3. retromlc

    retromlc Engaging Member

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    a cheap reliable auto can be from as little a £150,guntrader is also a good place to look,on Pigeonwatch there is a trader called wrabbitbosher,he has some excellent cheap guns is is very helpful,a box of carts will last about 30 mins at a clay ground and clay shooting is expensive,it costs me about £40 a round of 100,it adds up fast,but I don't drink in pubs and you can do 40 quid in a night easy so it's not too bad
     
  4. scoop

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    If you have land to shoot on why not apply for both your sgc and your fac , its only another tenner
    The club wont let you shoot fac air but when the airgun bill comes in all fac holders will be exempt from licencing sub 12ft/lb for the remainder of their certificate
     
  5. Trouserferret

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    Cheers, folks.

    Just to clarify - it would be club shooting, as I don't have land to shoot. That might make it all that much harder for FAC air too, as I'd have no reason to own one.

    I've been sniffing about a couple of places with the intention of getteing a perm at some point, but it's still early days. There's loads of local farms have livery and stuff for folks horses, but I've been out of touch with that scene for years.

    On the bright side, didn't know you could get the hardware for so cheap. My pal with the SGC called off today, but I'll try and get him to take me out for a few clays.
     
  6. r10hunter

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    Getting your Sgc will help you get permissions. Go for it.

    Many farmers want people that do shotgun and airrifle. Having you sgc is proof that you are reliable etc even if they just want someone to shoot airrifle for now.

    You just say to the feo the reason you want your shotgun is for clays at the moment and vermin if you get a permission.
    Good luck with the application and the permission hunting.
    Cheers Andy
     
  7. darklord

    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    Miroku or beretta are my prefs. but i shoot much better with the miroku so i sold my beretta. the offset (cast) of the stock is different in browning,miroku to say a beretta. what ever suites but realise a box in a day iwish. i will easily shoot 250-300 in a couple of hours its soooooooo addictive. the more you shoot the heavier the gun is better as it soaks recoil a bit. but will make your shoulders ache.

    Decide on trap or sporter. 30 or 32. - 28 inches are dead now but are good guns, 30 is average nowadays, 32 excellent for trap and a bit of range.

    try as much as you can and decide what suites your shooting style.
     

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