Its No problem CaptainBanana
You have definately not been tarred with any brush. You have done what lots of us have done. Asked a question.
After all, that's what we are here for. To share any experience we have on our sport.
Your FAO will be more than happy to answer your question and, if you're unable to get in touch with him, contact your firearms dept.
Tomorrow will be a happy day for you, once your question is answered. Then its all down to the fun and enjoyment. Choosing, buying and getting out in the field with your rifle
Can I ask if you have a particular rifle and set up in mind?
Thanks bud, feeling a little out of my depth at the minute, truth be told. But I guess everybody has to start somewhere..
I'm a big fan of cz's, and there's a chap that my father in law knows, selling a 452-2E ZMK that I wouldn't mind taking a look at when me and the mrs go down to visit them this weekend. Then there's a Nikko Stirling Gameking 6-24x50 that's been shoved down the side of my sofa for the past few months waiting for my FAC to arrive, bit overkill maybe.. But I like to see what I'm shooting at
I have to strongly agree with Charlie. Ignorance of the law is no excuse. It would probably take you longer to post your topic and read all the replies than it would to pick up the phone and contact your FEO or firearms dept. When you sat down with your firearms Officer, what did you say to him? did you ask for a .22lr or .22wmr??
When I first had my certificate it stated .22rifle, not RF WMR or LR. However I discussed having a .22LR with my FEO. I have seen topics on here where people have thought this gives them permission to buy a centrefire, say a .222. As we all know this is not the case even though it is a .22 calibre round..
Nearly forgot to mention... Congrats on getting your certificate.
Thank you sir.
I couldn't agree more, and wouldn't dream of buying a firearm of any type, without being 101% sure that I'm legally allowed to own it.
I just hope this hasn't tarred me with the brush of 'another idiot with no interest in doing things properly and legally'. I was simply seeking the opinions of people more knowledgeable and experienced than myself.
The FAO and I discussed the possibility of both during our conversation. I stated that I was more likely to go LR, based on all the facts that have been reiterated here today, WMR came up more as a previous experience topic, rather than anything else.
I don't seem to be able to reach anyone at his number thisevening, so it'll be tomorrow lunch break for a definitive answer I think.
You can't buy what a RFD will not sell you, so if he sells you a WMR that means he is confident. A WMR is a .22RF, no region can argue it isn't, if your FAC gives you the option to buy a .22RF you can buy one. If they meant a .22lr they should have written .22lr, they wrote .22RF (actually they commonly do). As a matter of interest does the ammo allocation also list as RF or LR?
Your region cannot take any gun, or your FAC off you because of, what they may have meant, they wrote .22RF that covers WMR, end of story!
Someone please explain to me why a .22WMR is NOT a .22RF, and why a .22RF listing only entitles you to buy a .22lr!
These were my initial thoughts too Deker, just wasn't sure if I was maybe assuming too much.
The ammo allocation is for 500 rounds RF.
Anyway, all shall be revealed when I speak to my FAO tomorrow