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    FCSA Update

    Unfortunately not all are privy as to what the NRA, BASC, NGO and others are doing to counter this part of the consultation. Im sure 95% of firearms holders in this country have no clue what so ever, as to what is being discussed between these orginizations and the HO. And that's enough to make me a tad jittery about the whole god damn mess. I never posted this to stir up a hornets nest, it was to inform the members of the forum what we are doing.
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    FCSA Update

    Evening all Chris Stevenson agreed to let me share the latest updates regarding the consultation Dear member, Many of you will be aware that the ‘Violet Crime Strategy’ was discussed in Parliament yesterday, for many hours. Perhaps not surprisingly, firearms only had a brief mention, around 14:32 onwards. Ben Wallace MP: “As I have said, we will introduce legislation to strengthen our response to violent crime. That will include the introduction of new measures such as restrictions on buying and carrying knives and corrosive substances; and banning certain firearms. An offensive weapons Bill will be introduced into the Commons or the Lords in the next few weeks.” https://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/ed623c7b-b712-4eb8-b3c8-29937c24bcc1?in=14:32:00&out=14:33:00 https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2018-05-22/debates/A0C772F8-74FE-4FF3-9910-961C42A0FB99/SeriousViolenceStrategy I should point out that the results of last Octobers consultation have still not been published, despite this the government is pressing ahead regardless, or so it would seem. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/offensive-and-dangerous-weapons-new-legislation When the bill is presented to parliament there will hopefully be the opportunity for it to be debated, and this is where the shooting community comes in. We need everyone to write to their MP, alert them to our concerns, and ultimately try and convince them that an outright ban is not the way forward. If we don’t write to our MPs then it’ll be all too easy for them to just roll over and accept the bill in its current form. I have attached three documents, one is a template letter for your MP, this we hope outlines our case. One is an assessment of the Home Office so called ‘evidence’. The other is a position statement, this contains a lot more detail, for example why the consultation is fundamentally flawed, the alternatives to a ban, and a concluding statement which makes it clear that we will pursue legal avenues to prevent the implementation of such legislation. Please add your details to the letter, make it your own, and send and three to your MP. How to find your MP? Put your postcode into this search box: https://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/mps/ Most MPs can be emailed. If this bill is going to be introduced within the next few weeks then we really need to get our arses into gear and get these letters set out ASAP, like NOW. No excuses, if you are a member and actually want to be part of this sport then you really MUST write, otherwise we’ve all failed. We’ve got over 400 members spread all over the UK, if other clubs follow suit then we might stand a chance of getting our message across. In addition to the above, the club will be submitting evidence to the Home Affairs Committee. “The Committee has formally agreed to hold an inquiry into Serious Violence which as part of this will consider gun crime. There will be a call for written evidence announced for this inquiry in the coming weeks. We would welcome you to submit written evidence outlining the problem as you have described below with the Offensive Weapons Bill and the limitations it would impose on Target Rifles. By doing so, it could feed into our inquiry and eventually the report that the Committee would then put to the Government.” So for now at least, get posting letters or emailing your MP! What if you don’t shoot 50cal and don’t care? Wake up, your HME rifle will be next. What if you’ve previously written to your MP? He/She will have forgotten all about your letter, so please do it again now! This needs to be fresh in their minds. In order that we can assess how effective this campaign is, would you please drop me a very brief line to advise which MP (name and constituency) you have written to, and the date your letter or email was sent, and update me once again if and when you receive a response. Many thanks, Chris Stevenson Chairman, FCSA (UK) www.fcsa.co.uk
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    George Balfour (gbal on this site)

    Sad, sad news!..Please give him our best.
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    FB Sharing of Private Data

    Well thank you old boy, I don't think anyone has ever insulted me so politely! I'm sorry Brown dog the question wasn't aimed directly at yourself!...but as for you questioning my moral compass, ill let you in to a few things about myself!.. I have direct debits going out to London air Ambulance, NSPCC, Wateraid & Battersea dogs home.....combined not that much about £120 a month..oh and by the way I sponsored the RBL Shoots that JohnMH organized to the tune of £2000 all out of my own pocket ...And I'm just an old country boy that works hard for my family, but if I can help, I will. It was just a question that's all,
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    FB Sharing of Private Data

    Would you, if they offered you £1,000,000?
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    Your favourite Nightforce reticle

    And me!...unfortunately discontinued now, best ret Nightforce have made IMHO...glad I've got one!
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    Reloading with Rosie

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    Biathlon Rifles?

    I'm quite surprised Feinwerkbau don't produce a biathlon rifle🤔
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    FCSA at Bisley 31st March

    Evening all Just a heads up to FCSA members on the forum (not sure if its a guest day!..will comfirm) We have 4 lanes booked for Stickledown AM, and 4 booked for Century PM look forward to seeing you there! Please book your attendance via the FCSA website.
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    H1000 alternative?

    Laurie Thanks for taking the time to give such an in depth reply!...When I had the rifle built about 3 years ago by Neil Mckillop, we spoke at length about the best powder to use, in regard to throat erosion and barrel wear. After some research we found that the F-class lads in the US used H1000 for these exact reasons, as you so righty stated. Personally I'm running the naked 115s at a pedestrian 2940fps 46.6gns H1000 CCI BR2 Lapua brass COAL 2.880
  12. ruger7717

    H1000 alternative?

    Thank you Paddy!

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