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  1. Crow shooting red letter day

    His title reads "CROW" SHOOTING RED LETTER DAY if you neglected to read it Navek....My father was also one of the best national flyers this country has ever seen as clearly stated recently in the Homing world and he could tell the difference between a feral and a racer with a very keen well trained eye having spent countless hours watching the sky for his birds to hopefully get back home. Jok hit the nail on the head with what he said. Number one rule before taking any shot no matter what the quarry..."IF IN DOUBT DON'T TAKE THE SHOT" ! .....Simple as .
  2. Crow shooting red letter day

    Not hard at all when you're actually supposed to be shooting & decoying crows
  3. Crow shooting red letter day

    I do hope that none of those pigeons were passing racers, some people devote lots of time and money in that sport.
  4. Viper Pst Mrad Or Moa

    It all depends on which way you naturally think, whether your range estimates, target sizes are in yards, feet and inches (imperial) then MOA or if they are in Meters, centimeters (metric) then MilRad.
  5. Toilet paper closely resembles work ....You're either on a roll or taking shit from some asshole !

  6. Getting There With N133 Recipe

    N140 is very similar to Tr 140 and RL15 which are both proven for what I require using 55 grn rounds....this and my mate just happened to have some to hand so gave it a whirl 😉 atb
  7. Getting There With N133 Recipe

    Just started venturing into the reloading and after researching & speaking to various others I think I may have got the right load for my needs.... Tikka T3X .223 1.12 twist. 25 grn Vihtavuori N140, Nosler 55 grn ballistic tip Varmint heads. Lapua brass. 4 round group aiming at & hitting the pin that was holding the board on @ 100 mtrs....... FOX BEWARE !
  8. Firearm/Shotgun Renewal

    Finding the forms a bit confusing, sorry if its already been asked but do I really need 2 referees to renew my licences or are they only required on first time applications and is the fee £60 to have them expire together ? Cheers
  9. Firearm/Shotgun Renewal

    Cheers fellas I thought that was the case but a work colleague seems to think otherwise which confused me
  10. Advice please

    I purchased in good faith a new Hatsan Escort semi auto shotgun at the weekend from a dealer. Purchased in the understanding that it was a Sec 2 shotgun. However once I got home and registered my guarantee online once I entered the serial number it came up as a Sec 1 shotgun. Upon closer inspection I found it carries 4 shells in the tube and 1 in the breach. I do have a firearms license as well as shotgun cert although I dont currently have a slot for a Sec 1 shotgun on my FAC. What should I do to make this legal and above board ? Is it just a case of transfering the said firearm from my shotgun cert to my Fac via a variation ? Advice please gents
  11. Advice please

    Cheers guys for all your input, I took the said weapon back to the dealer 1st thing which meant taking time out from work for a couple of hours but hey ho, they were surprisingly very laid back about it, turns out it had been one huge administration cock up. They sold it and had it on the shelf as a Sec 2 weapon and knew nothing about it being sec 1 untill I raised the issue. Made my feelings clear, left it in their hands to sort out and basically covered my ass. Now awaiting the outcome !
  12. Advice please

    What information was on the paperwork I can't say, authorities were notified of the transaction via the net at the time of the sale, my copy was placed in a self sealed envelope which has now been posted off. I know that with air rifles, once one has been taken above 12ft lbs and registered as a sec 1 firearm it will always remain on record as a Sec 1 firearm even if its taken back to 12ft lbs.....would this also apply in my case with chopping/capping the magazine tube ? I reckon its always on file as sec1 shotgun regardless. What a mine field of cluster f*<&s this is :$
  13. Advice please

    Cheers for the replies, much appreciated. Only problems I have here fellas is that the authorities have already been notified of the sale. The place I purchased it from is closed today & I won't be able to take it back until next week as I'm working away from home. May just email my police firearms dept explaining my problem in the meantime, nothing but answerphones everywhere today :S
  14. what .22 are you using?

    Sako Finnfire Hunter for me teamed up with Leupold scope, Sak mod and Harris bipod....Dogs Nads !
  15. Garden gun

    After reading this thread I found this on youtube....
  16. recommenations for bolt action 22 rimfire

    The much sought after Sako Finnfire, either the hunter or varmint, "IF" you can find one in good condition, quality rifle.
  17. I Shoot and Fish E-Zine

    Very good work, some interesting informative articles, nice read, very well done.
  18. What do you use?

    I find the best method to clean between the thin slits on the rib of my shotgun is the flight feather from a large bird coupled with a quality grade gun oil
  19. Buying from the States.

    I purchased a Simmons scope whilst on holiday in Florida once. Managed to get it for around £40 cheaper than the UK. All was fine until I went through airport security upon departure. It showed up on the xray in my suit case, they went through every item of luggage I had with a fine tooth comb, right pain in the arse it was and this was years before 9/11 too. I would hate to think what they would be like now with anything to do with firearms. Buying anything from abroad you always run the risk of import duty however and it may be worth buying from UK anyway to avoid all the hastle.
  20. Buying from the States.

    I purchased a Simmons scope whilst on holiday in Florida once. Managed to get it for around £40 cheaper than the UK. All was fine until I went through airport security upon departure. It showed up on the xray in my suit case, they went through every item of luggage I had with a fine tooth comb, right pain in the arse it was and this was years before 9/11 too. I would hate to think what they would be like now with anything to do with firearms. Buying anything from abroad you always run the risk of import duty however and it may be worth buying from UK anyway to avoid all the hastle.
  21. scope for a 22lr

    Basically you get just what you pay for, there's nothing like quality in a precision optical instrument. Get the very best that you can afford. I have tried several makes now, cheap scopes, which have all let me down in some way or another. I eventually decided upon & purchased a second hand mint condition Leupold VX-II 3-9x50mm for £150 to pair to my Sako Finnfire .22lr, its never let me down, keeps its zero perfectly even though I have to remove it from the rifle every time I lock it away, due to a shallow cabinet. Don't go for the cheap option but shop around, there's bargains to be found & its cheaper by far in the long run.
  22. Hi all, its been a long time since I looked at the latest air rifles that are currently on the market so here goes. I started off with my dads .22 Diana springer at around the same age as my son who is showing an interest in shooting at the moment, he's 10 years old btw. I progressed from that old Diana many moons ago to other various air rifles, then through my military career to other numerous firearms. I currently hold an FAC and shotgun certificate. Hence why Im in the dark a little as to the modern air rifles on the market today. Please could you offer some pointers as to your personal recommendations for myself & my son, as a starting point ? Surely they do lighter more child user friendly rifles these days ? I recall the weight of my dads old Diana back in the 70's together with the pulled muscles in my arm too, after constantly struggling to cock the bloody thing over and over lol Cheers in advance fellas
  23. Advice on my Sons First Air Rifle

    Sorry forgot to add, nothing too expensive and extravagant so more than likely a springer so he has a bit of recoil to cope with which may improve his shooting later.
  24. The Best .22Lr Ammo

    My personal preference used with my Sako Finnfire would have to be the Eley hp subs, good grouping, reliable and very good expansion upon impact. Closely followed by the Winchester due to the only reason they seem slightly harder rounds than the Eleys. Not much to choose between em really.
  25. Sound moderators

    Be aware Andy that you cannot just boost the power up on an air rifle making it a S1 firearm and hope this will be ok. Once an air rifle has been taken past the legal 12 ft lbs muzzle energy, it then becomes, in the eyes of the law, a "S1 firearm" to make it all legal and above board, it's then required to have the serial number registered as such, which then needs adding to your licence. Once this has been done however it is then always going to be classed as a S1 firearm regardless as to whether you choose to take it back to 12 ft lbs or not. Hope this is clear as I just wanted to make you aware of this, regards, Steve.
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