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#16 shropshire dan

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 08:34 pm

Nice one mate. Hoping mine will be through Monday then ill be going collect my new toy after work.

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 08:35 pm

Happy days CC

 

What have you got on your FAC?



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Posted 19 July 2014 - 08:36 pm

Dan & CC

 

Youre making me jealous now  :) Got my certificate but not enough pennies yet :cray:

And to make it worse Ive got 2 weeks off work and no 22-250



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Posted 19 July 2014 - 08:50 pm

Gutted mate. Ive swapped my hmr for a new .22-250. Kids go on holiday for a week with their grandparents next Saturday and I have 1 week booked off work just praying the variation is here next week lol.

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 08:59 pm

Dan

When did you send off for your variation. How did you manage to do a swap?



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Posted 19 July 2014 - 09:11 pm

Ive left my hmr with a rfd and done a 1 for 1 variation so it's free. I sent my variation off on Wednesday and feo said I should have it back by following Wednesday. (Fingers crossed)

Ive got a brand new zastava m70 sporting rifle with the mini mauser action and 5+1 floor plate mag.

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 09:37 pm

Got my fingers crossed for you as well Dan. It took 4 weeks for me to get mine back but we all know how Police forces vary.

Of course, I seen your post on the Zastava and it looks like good rifle. 

I originally sent in for .243 but I had a phone call from the FEO and he said I could have the .243 but I would need a mentoring condition on it because it was my first centrefire. I did this because I have been asked to accompany a mate who does a lot of deer stalking and some of the land I shoot has deer on it. I thought about it for a while and I knew it was going to be hard for me to have a mentor because of how often I go shooting and the amount of different farms I go on. And, to be honest, even though I love watching the videos and would love to go on a stalk, I am not ready yet to go for deer. He then told me I could go for a 22-250 and he would be able to get me that without a mentoring condition. This was great for me because I have approximately 4000 acres of land to shoot on and, I meet the farmers whose land I shoot over on a regular basis where I work in an abattoir. Its quite common for them to see me when I'm working and tell me they have a fox or two causing them problems. With the 22-250 and no-mentoring condition, and when I get my rifle, I can just get up and go and have no worries. Its amazing how many shots at foxes I have not been able to take with my HMR because I was not happy that it would be a clean kill. Just last weekend I let three past me because I could not get a clean head shot. If it was a 22-250 it would have been a different matter.

So I'm getting a bit frustrated now because I have a few foxes I need to take care of but it seems to be taking forever to save for the rifle. Never mind, there is still something special when I'm out hunting with my HMR. 

 

 

Good idea that with the RFD



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Posted 19 July 2014 - 09:47 pm

Cheers mate. Im in the same position with fox and hmr they just kept sitting just out of reach. The hmr was lovely but I prefer my trusty .22lr for the rabbits.

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 11:09 pm

I want to thank you all for your help / advice.

 

If any one does come across someone selling a 22-250 with moderator, please PM me. Ill keep an eye out in the classifieds but someone may know something that is not listed.

 

I already have a scope and mounts.

 

Thanks everyone



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Posted 19 July 2014 - 11:23 pm

Its a shame maktayla you should've gone on a stalk and should've put in for a .243 as good reason (foxing) and experience with centrefire can go along way in proving your competence mate.

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 08:26 am

Yes youre right CC but, with work n family life when I do go shooting I tend to spend it around my own shoots. Got quite a lot of land and there are problems from squirrels, rabbits, pigeons through to foxes. It just wasnt working out for me and mate and we just couldnn't get the same time off.
It was the mentoring condition that stopped me going for the .243. I need to be able to go out as and when. Never mind. The .22-250 has plenty of powe and is more than enough for me and the foxes. I'm in no rush for a .243 and i,ll use the time I spend with the 22-250 to my advantage and gain the experience I need.

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 10:16 am

Yeh there is varying ways to do things mate and were all in different circumstances but after you've had the .22-250 and proven yourself it'll open up there trust towards you and other centrefires for the future.

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 10:26 am

Fair play tho most people would give there left arm to be in your position mate....4000 acres is an awesome amount of land but I know what you mean as my mate works away all round the UK monday to friday and I work shifts its hard to plan hunting trips or range days around this.

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 11:08 am

Yes CC. I am very lucky when it comes to land. Some of it I aint even been on yet. Meet lots of farmers every single day and have got to know quite a few as friends.
As for the 22-250 , you're right. I know the .243 is the deer round and can shoot a heavier bullet but all I'm after at the moment is fox. The FEO. called me when I was in work an we had a good conversation. He did suggest a .223 to me but strangely enough I knew more about the 22-250. There some that will say I should'have gone for the .223 because of expense and other reasons but,I think I have made a good decision.

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 11:44 am

Yeh that's fair mate, I went for .243 for fox but with the plan on the odd deer stalk closer to home and he was happy enough as my original idea was for .223 for muntjac which he was thinking wasnt such a good idea but then i suggested .243 and he said that would be a better idea.


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