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 Post subject: What to apply for
PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:52 pm 
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I'm putting some thought into what to apply for when my first FAC application goes in.

I'm thinking about

1 x .22lr AR15 type semi + Moderator
1 x .22lr Remington 597 type semi + Moderator
1 x .22lr Bolt action + Moderator
1 x .223 centre fire + Moderator
1 x .308 centre fire + Moderator

Moderators are for reduced recoil and some ranges I plan to shoot at it is compulsory for a moderator to be used.

All for target shooting although i'm hoping to find land to shoot on, all calibers my club is approved for but i will be trying to shoot at Kingsbury MOD range and pay for day tickets at Silverstone Shooting Centre.

Do you think i'd get away with both the .223 and the .308 on a grant i'm in West Midlands Police area if it makes any difference?

I've got a 6 gun cabinet and separate ammo safe at the moment but I've room to add another cabinet in the future.

These will be purchased over a year or two but i'm trying to cut the variations.


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 Post subject: Re: What to apply for
PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:12 pm 
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I don't see why you wouldn't get .223 and .308 but it may be worth putting in for .223/5.56 and 7.62/.308

I see that an hours shooting at Silverstone Shooting Centre on a weekend is £30 an hour, for that money you can get a full days shooting at Minsterley Ranges which is also closer to Wolverhampton than Silverstone.Thinking about it 7 hours shooting a Silverstone on a Saturday is roughly the same money as a full year of membership at Minsterley!.

http://www.minsterleyranges.com/about-us.html

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 Post subject: Re: What to apply for
PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:32 pm 
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I'm open to any ranges that are local to Wolverhampton but i do go down Northampton way a bit which is why i picked there.

Thanks for the tip on the Calibers i'd of never of thought of applying with the calibers in that format opens up a wider range of rifles.

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 Post subject: Re: What to apply for
PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:41 pm 
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For an initial grant I would swap one of the .22 rifles for a pistol calibre, .357/.44mag/9mm.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:44 pm 
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What about ammo numbers i'm thinking

1000 rounds of .22 LR
500 rounds of .223/5.56
500 rounds of 7.62/.308

Don't know if they are considered reasonable levels for a grant?


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andy1979 wrote:
What about ammo numbers i'm thinking

1000 rounds of .22 LR
500 rounds of .223/5.56
500 rounds of 7.62/.308

Don't know if they are considered reasonable levels for a grant?


They seem reasonable, you can allows up them later if need be.

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BamBam wrote:
For an initial grant I would swap one of the .22 rifles for a pistol calibre, .357/.44mag/9mm.


I may have a go with the .44 mag cowboy action and decide as it's not a rifle I've considered yet to be honest.


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 Post subject: Re: What to apply for
PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:30 pm 
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andy1979 wrote:
BamBam wrote:
For an initial grant I would swap one of the .22 rifles for a pistol calibre, .357/.44mag/9mm.


I may have a go with the .44 mag cowboy action and decide as it's not a rifle I've considered yet to be honest.


Either that or a LBP/LBR slot. Unfortunately they're not try before you buy type firearms.
I'd also speak to people who got recent grants in your club and see if they got refused on anything.

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You DON'T specify ACTION on an application, but the TYPE - so simply RIFLE, LBP, LBR, MUZZLE LOADING PISTOL, SOUND MODERATOR etc


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I live in Wolverhampton and shoot at Stourport. We have a waiting list, but this is the time of year when people leave and vacancies may appear.
www.stourportonsevernpistolnrifleclub.co.uk
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