Hi to all members.
As the name suggests I Live in Suffolk, and was introduced to this forum by Monkey Spanker. I'm 34 years old, married, two kids and have been shooting for the last 20+ years initially with Air-rifles and then progressing to Shotguns.
I am in the process of applying for FAC although I have shot many farming friends .22LR, .17HMR and even .243. When I worked in Essex, I did join a .22 indoor Target shooting club and was a probationary member, but due to a change in jobs this became unviable, plus plinking at Paper (unless for zeroing) isn't really for me.
I shoot all year round mainly pigeon, have run pheasant syndicates, and belong to a couple of Wildfowling clubs.
I live by the motto of "If I'm prepared to shoot it then I'm prepared to eat it". To me being out in the countryside is what it is all about not just the fact that I can be sat, stalking, laid down with a gun in my hand. My freezer is never empty of wild game that either I have shot or if Venison that MS has shot.
Both my girls know exactly where their food comes from and the oldest knows the seasons of all game/wildfowl birds, and accompanies me on wildfowling and pigeon shooting days. (Better than any dog at retrieving )
As said earlier I am applying for my FAC as my SGC is up for renewal shortly and I wish to get a co-terminus licence. I'm thinking of going for both .22LR something like a (CZ452) and (after a conversation today) a .243.
The .22 will be for Rooks and Rabbits, (I don't like the .17HMR due to the noise even when suppressed) and the .243 will be predominatly for Fox, whilst the landowner has also requested I cull some of the muntjac population. MS has kindly offered to act as my mentor and if I became half as good as he is with a Rifle then I'll have venison galore in the freezer
Whilst I do reload non-toxic 3.5" SG cartridges for wildfowling, I'm not looking (at the moment) to get into reloading ammuntion.
Anyway, looking forward to reading the forum and picking people's brains.