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what guns

Discussion in 'Firearms Certificate (FAC) Guns' started by tegrey, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. tegrey

    tegrey Active Member

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    im looking to accuire an fac license and was wondering what guns would be recomended for shooting foxes and deer? many thanks.
     
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    Well for deer i thinks its recommend at 150ft/lb i think dont know any specific rifle but you could easy do a search with this guideline hope this helps :)
     
  3. tegrey

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    im looking at Remington 700 for deer are they any good?
     
  4. tegrey

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    .223 version
     
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    or even the the .243
     
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    You will find that there are minimum calibre/energy requirements for shooting dear and they are slightly different in England/Wales and Scotland. Almost any make of rifle will be up to the job but a really good scope is almost an essential. I would suggest that you have a look at the British Deer Society website to get the latest up to date information.
     
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    As with my post on your other topic, you really need to do some reading up.

    Choosing a rifle before you even have land suitable is a tad premature.
     
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    I personally would recommend doing DSC level 1 giving you a basic understand of deer and Calibres.
    In the England and Wales muntjac and CWD can be shot with a .22 centre fire with a minimum bullet Wieght of 50gr. Roe, fallow and red has to be a.240 cal or above with a minimum bullet Wieght of 100 gr.
    Scotland roe can be taken with a .22 centre fire everything else .240 and above.But some constabularies won't allow .240 for foxes so you made need two rifles.
    as for remmingtons not a fan had a .243 and 308 neither shot well.

    Andrew
     
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    thats what im doing on here im after help and advice nothing is premature im just after some info so i know where im heading and aiming for.

     
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    thanks for the help and advice i will look into that im just looking into whats best for what and then work out what i wanna do before i start the ball rolling.

     
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    One rifle for deer & foxes, it's gotta be a .243.
     

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