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    Accurate enough l think.

    Just been out to check the zero on my .223 prior to taking the DSC in two weeks time, head shot 2 rabbits at 203 and 207 yards, l reckon thats a good zero.
    Is there a time and place for spontaneity?

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    Hi sound like your .223 is very accurate, but can you use it for you dsc1 as it is not a legal calibre for deer accept in scotland, i have no idea what do forum members think ?

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    It is deer legal in uk and you can use it for the test.

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    I wonder if you'll get the same accuracy with others watching and shaking like a ****ting dog
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    Your rifle might be good, but can you shoot kneeling or sitting at 70m? That's where most fail as it is not something people generally do or practise.
    The calibre is legal for small deer in UK and therefore ok to use on a DSC 1 course. Good luck!
    MS

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    At the risk of stating the obvious it is helpful to practice the entire course of fire. Or at least all but the prone which should be a walk in the park.

    K
    The enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.

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    I only shot two, because there was only two out at the time, I've clarified with the guys running the course about using the .223, I have a 6.5X284, but with having to use factory ammunition to take the test, finding factory for the .284 is very difficult. After I shot the rabbits, I put a few paper targets out at 100 yards and did practice a few shots off a post and a few sitting down at the same range, all were well within the 4" circle.
    Is there a time and place for spontaneity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffrey View Post
    Hi sound like your .223 is very accurate, but can you use it for you dsc1 as it is not a legal calibre for deer accept in scotland, i have no idea what do forum members think ?
    His dsc1 is in scotland anyway,and its legal for munties /cwd in england
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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffrey View Post
    Hi sound like your .223 is very accurate, but can you use it for you dsc1 as it is not a legal calibre for deer accept in scotland, i have no idea what do forum members think ?
    This is what the BDS DSC1 application form says:-

    All candidates holding a legal deer rifle for use in the country where the course is being held will be required to bring it for the shooting assessment conducted during the course.


    It's going back a bit, but the St Hubert Club used to insist on minimum .243 for their annual FC licence shooting qualification assessment. Both Roe & Muntjac can be encountered at Thetford ... like anywhere in E & W. I have no idea if this is still the rule.

    Personally, I think an accuracy score from a candidate who is using a a squirrel rifle is unfair on the others using a calibre legal for all deer. There is a difference in power, blast and recoil between the two which might affect a novice shooter trying to qualify on the target.
    If I'm going to be accused of it then it's just as well I did it.

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