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  1. So it does. Was expecting that to be honest. Hopeing it wouldn’t work. Ah well bump stocks banned, not that they are much use for anything other than that.
  2. Yes it’s good to see some MPs listening. Even if some of the terminology is wrong. They still need to use the term firearm and not weapon when referring to our firearms. Weapons if used as such. Also further down the line as they look deeper into our reasoning they need to be given the correct information in regards to bump stocks as in they wouldn’t work on any UK legal firearm as I am aware. Don’t think they would work on a .22. Also the other dubious evidence they have been fed. They also need to be educated on other issues like any .50s that did get into the hands of the IRA were Illegal so why lump our legally held firearms in with the stats. We should also be told the source of the information from police and intelligence as to why they say the .50s/ rapid fire rifles are now more of a risk than before. How has this come about now, from what groups and how have they come to the conclusion that they will be going after these sorts of firearms from legal owners, when the preferred method is to import black market weapons. The fact that .50 are far more available in the US and Considering the numbers not one has been used in a terrorist attack shows how unlikely they are to be used. Also the fact they have admitted in parliament that the 97 handgun ban did nothing to curb crime carried out with illegal hand guns after the ban but also increased shows that a ban does nothing to help the situation. This alone should be enough to make the plans for a ban pointless from the view of public safety. Long shot here but if anything they should given the logic consider the return of our handguns back to section 1.
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    FCSA Update

    Well I sent a lengthy email to local MP but I have sent two before so I would think it’s just fallen on deaf ears. Somone suggested contacting that MP that opposed upskirting as he opposes a lot of things that they are just trying to rubber stamp. Still don’t think that enough clubs are writing to the relevant people to help combat this ban.
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    FCSA Update

    We should all put variations in for both firearms, there would be uproar. Might not change anything but hay it’s worth a try and it might get some mainstream news as get the subject talked about. Even on not shooting forums, non shooters are saying how absurd it is, even in reference to the banning of internet knife sales.
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    FCSA Update

    What has he/she said
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    FCSA Update

    Well then as long as you keep under 13,600 j then can’t you continue to use the .50. would it get .408 cheytec etc.
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    FCSA Update

    I would think those same ranges could still be used for other calibre firearms. Ah well, have to see how far we can push .338 or will they ban those when they realise how far you can effectively use them.
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    FCSA Update

    So basically they are using the same flawed logic applied to hand guns and look where that got us, more hand gun crime than before the ban. Just shows no matter how much impircal evidence you present them they will do as they please. I hope they start banning high power cars and strong alcohol at the same time, it’s as stupid as this ban but at least it would save more lives than this ban.
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    OCD rant!

    We just can’t spell.
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    Toyota hilux mk5

    Ye, no electrical problems with them apart from a bulb blown every now and then. have to start looking for a new truck, the land cruiser needs to go.
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    Toyota hilux mk5

    Had one myself for 9 years, shouldn’t have sold it. only thing I managed to break on it was a leaf spring, It got thrown around Brecon like a rag doll and still kept going, tail gate had a few dents in it but it was built like a tank. Went and bought a 54 plate land cruiser to replace it, mistake. Seriously thinking of buying another Mk5 in decent nick.
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    FCSA Update

    We need to come together more. The organisations representing us need to be more open and have open dialogue with the community before and during negotions with HO/ police etc. you never know maybe one day after realising the hand gun ban did nothing they will let us have them back.
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    FCSA Update

    I understand people’s view points on these firearms. .50 being an accurate long range target rifle, but at the same time MARS/LR tho not as acurate as a bolt or straight pull have never been used in crime along with .50s. we shouldn’t be in the argument of well it’s ok to keep .50s we see the justification but the other two are a fad that shouldn’t have been allowed because they are close to being restricted as section5. They were approved as section 1, nothing has changed there and nothing should. semi auto shotguns with slug/sg9 rounds or lever action can be fired just as fast and would be just as deadly at close ranges. Are we going to throw those under the bus as well. There is nothing wrong with those firearms when in the hands of law abiding FAC holders. will we ban LB Pistols as if I was a criminal would I not chop off the rod to make it more concealable, so should we ban those as well for the reason of maybe a criminal will get hold of one and maybe he will chop it off. Yes .50 is dangerous but seriously unless you have trained on that particular rifle your going to be limited in effectively employing it and especially at long range. if a MARS/ LR was stolen are they any more dangerous than any other section 1 used within the effective or realistic ranges that they would be used at. Again I go back to section one shotguns and lever action. if they could use the extra range you would have on LR/ MARS the inaccuracy that people state they have starts to put that argument into question. Any of the firearms we use under section1 are lethal, just as lethal as any other. all this BS of outgunning the police etc is theoretical. If terry terrorist steals your .50/MARS/LR there would be a massive man hunt. Terry would have no where to train and therefore wouldn’t be able to employ it more effectively than any other section1. If they did attack, the police/CT police assisted by SF would have overwhelming firepower if needed. In the time between the authorities getting there and Terry doing damage, haveing the above firearms would not aid them any more than any other firearms stolen from FAC holders The main threat is from illegally smuggled in firearms which would be far more sensible for Terry to do as the entire country wouldn’t be hunting for them. we need to stop this attitude within the shooting community of well let’s let them take this and we will be ok. yes you will for a while, then they say hang on what about the shotguns, wait maybe .22 semis god they can store 1000s of rounds think how much damage you could do. Yes it might be .22 but it still kills and you can carry a lot of it. im not getting into the argument of one ban leads to another or doesn’t but I’m looking at the history of our firearms acts and well once it goes you aren’t getting it back it’s simple as that.
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    Recommend a: Digital Powder Dispenser

    Got the Lyman Gen 6, the small one. Had it 2-3 years now and I can’t fault it.
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    6.5 re-barrel options

    More are moving over to the creed with the option of the heavier bullets than the 47 can handle to buck the wind at long range. I went down the creedmoor rout and haven’t looked back. With a moderator on mine running 123gr or 139gr which group really well, the recoil is nothing at all. the 123gr are doing well out to 1000 at the moment but I’m switching to hevier when I run out as they group consistently better. you might be struggling if you want to push heavier bullets to those ranges with a 47.
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