Heman468 1 Posted November 25, 2019 Report Share Posted November 25, 2019 Hi All Im a new member so hope you dont mind me asking for advice. Thanks in advance Basicalky, I want to apply for a firearm licence so i can get a .243 rile for hunting and target practice etc. I have researched all the ins and outs about applying for a firearm licence (having to be a full member at a home office approved Shooting club etc) and i know about the "good reason" that the police are looking for etc. I am just a bit unsure and its a bit unclear on what you can and cant use your rifle for once you have the certificate. Lets just say i apply for the licence through my local police dept. and i say i want to use tye rifle for target practice at my named shooting club. Will that mean i can ONLY use the gun for target practice once i have the licence or will i be able to hunt with it aswell provided i have permission by a landowner? If i intend to use the rifle for target practice at my club AND for hunting around the UK, do i need to state this on my application? Also, from your experience, how likely do you think it will be for me to successfully obtain the licence based on me wanting a .243? I figured a .243 is all i need for what i want to hunt and it will possibly be easier to achieve than applying for a .308 ?? Im not overly keen on a .308 right now anyway. I currently have no real experience with guns apart from shooting my friends rifles a few times in south africa (5 or so years ago) so I will be looking to apply and join the NRA on a probationary membership and i will then be doing the 5 training modules so that i can eventually obtain full membership before i eventually apply for the firearm licence so i can get my own personal rifle. I am very passionate about the outdoors and have been wanting to get into shooting and hunting for many years now so i have decided to just go for it. I just REALLY dont want to have to spend approx £600 on membership and training modules through the NRA if ultimately the police deny me a licence Thank you in advance everyone and hope my post isnt too annoying . Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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