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    .308 question help

    hi everyone i've put in for my .308 for you guys that got there .308 did the firearms officer ask you any trick questions when they come to the house ???

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    It wasnt quite that simple for me and it took receipts from accompanied stalks before I was able to get my own gun for stalking. The only trick questions might be where's your good reason ? If you have deer land, centrefire experience and an FAC you might be ok. However, be prepared for some form of risk qualifying 'mentoring'. It would be helpful to hear how it went ?
    Good luck

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    I applied for 3: 222, 243 and 308. For each I had to give a case that the others did not cover. Arguably the 243 does it all (Fox, small deer, large deer) but I said I needed different bullets for each job and it's not practicable to re-zero.

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    Should not really be any trick questions, Most important is the Good Reason, Do You have Permissions on which to use is a usual, but even inquiries like emails to check about possible days booked with some reputable companies for days out. If they speak about a mentor which seems to happen a lot in England, ask them what are you supposed to do when your mentor friend is busy doing something else as you cannot always have somebody there to guide you about etc etc but most of all be honest and don't try and BS them as i/you would not like it done to me or yourself. Just Be Yourself....Best of Luck and relax.

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    ok cheers i have ground with deer on the one farm is covered upto a .243 and the other joining farm is not been checked yet but i have asked for him to check. i have given the FAO all the paper work he has ask for ? i have had my fac for quite a few years not long after coming out of the Armed forces.
    but he asked if i have done my dsc 1 - but its not a legal requirement if it was then i would have done before hand.
    i'm also a member of BASC to be covered. but if you have any pointers it would be a great help

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJM21 View Post
    ok cheers i have ground with deer on the one farm is covered upto a .243 and the other joining farm is not been checked yet but i have asked for him to check. i have given the FAO all the paper work he has ask for ? i have had my fac for quite a few years not long after coming out of the Armed forces.
    but he asked if i have done my dsc 1 - but its not a legal requirement if it was then i would have done before hand.
    i'm also a member of BASC to be covered. but if you have any pointers it would be a great help
    .

    If he has asked you for paperwork* (what kind of paperwork?*) and you have done all that he asks, then there is a good chance that he just wants a talk with you and to see what your like....Being ex forces should have a good bit more stature(respect) than an normal joe bloggs.

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    cheers Tumbleweed, i gave my FAO letters of permission of land and letters of confirming from the farmer that there are fallow deer on the ground, giving me permission to shoot them.
    so im hoping this will be enough ? fingers crossed

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    i simply asked for one on the condition that i wouldnt be asking for loads more calibres in the near future as i said i just wanted one c/f to do all, i have hmr and lr for the other stuff so 1 big un would be all i needed

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    Similar here. I just asked for 223 for longer range vermin control which was outside the accuracy bounds of HMR, even at 100yds in windy conditions, plus fox and a 308 for deer and target. That's good reason enough. As long as you have the landowner's permission and something from him stating as much, what more good reason can they require? Mentoring is not an acceptable condition any longer and I think that most forces have been advised as such. Just ask where in the Firearms Act or HO guidelines does it state that an applicant is required to be mentored? There are other ways to determine safety and for loads of forces, it seems that DSC1 is now more becoming the "standard". Target club membership will also be good enough reason but not for expanding ammo or use over your permission.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJM21 View Post
    hi everyone i've put in for my .308 for you guys that got there .308 did the firearms officer ask you any trick questions when they come to the house ???
    I already had a slot for a .243 for deer, when I asked for advise on a .308 I was told to simply state 'for the larger deer species' on my application.
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