A question came through my DSC training website recently which, at face value, was quite easy to answer. Q? I have just got a 30-06 and am going to do my DSC1, can I use a rifle of this calibre for the test? The easy answer of course is "Yes" because you are expected to be able to shoot using a rifle suited to shooting deer.
But then I thought....and would like your views on this please.....
What if the student has a FAC which is limited to 'land over which you have permission to shoot AND which the Police has approved as suitable to this calibre' . I'm not sure about the actual wording but the meaning is that the holder of a certificate with this limitation must ascertain that the land where they are shooting has been checked over by the Police, and this usually means that they have to ring the Police to find out.
I have contacted my local FAC Officer and she wasn't sure so is checking with her boss, they'd never been asked this before.
Anyone got any experience of this please - especially those conducting the tests?