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    Ammo holding quantities

    I contacted my FEO yesterday about upping my possession quantity for the .243 so I can keep 3 or 4 different typed of bullets for reloading and as my .22lr is very ammo fussy, it really only likes eley subs which shops seem to run out of stock quickly, well round here they do.

    I was told today that i can increase my purchase and holding for the .243 to buy 200 and to hold 250, this is home office guidance, apparently this is all any shooter should need or have, with regard to the .22 NO all you can have is the buy 500 and hold 750, if i join a target club I can have more.

    Is this correct or am i just being mugged off

    mike

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    Never heard that before.
    I have 5 centrefire rifles and 1 .22 rimfire and can purchase 300 and hold 500 of each calibre.
    Cumbria Constabulary here.

    HWH.

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    1,000 rounds of each calibre on ticket here in N Ireland. Though I note the guidance notes for firearms licensing states 500 rounds of each calibre.
    Brian.

    Just because you are paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you......

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    Hold 350-45/70, 350- 7mm, 350-.270..
    500-.223
    750-.22LR, 750-.17HMR

    Purchase 250- 45/70, 300- 7mm/.270, 400-.223, 500- .22LR/.17HMR. I reload my own, excepting the obvious.
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

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    I have 4 centerfires and can purchase 500 and hold 800 .
    The rimfire purchase 1500 hold 2000.
    Yes mugged off does spring to mind.

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    I'm sure with out looking I'm buy 200 Keep 300 at this time but going to send mine back in to ask for more

    Kevin

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    my old ticket .308 500/600- .270 180/160- .Lr 500/600, i sold my rifles and had a year out, Ive just re-applied for .308/.243 we shall wait and see!!!!

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    I can hold 300 and buy 200 for my rifles and given that I am not a deer professional, that does me fine. At a recent briefing from Lothian & Borders Police they said I could go and buy heads up to my limit every day. The only thing I had to ensure was that I never had in my possession 300 rounds ready to fire. In practice I find that because I reload, I carry fewer rounds ready to fire than previously. I was down to 4 rounds of 243 recently. Also, for practice, I will use Sierra Match Kings or similar.

    Returning to the start of the thread, I suggest it depends on what you do? Are you a full-time professional deer manager or not? Between practice and actual deer, I reckon I am firing about 15 rounds a week at present. Rgds JCS

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    Quote Originally Posted by MIKE R View Post
    I contacted my FEO yesterday about upping my possession quantity for the .243 so I can keep 3 or 4 different typed of bullets for reloading and as my .22lr is very ammo fussy, it really only likes eley subs which shops seem to run out of stock quickly, well round here they do.

    I was told today that i can increase my purchase and holding for the .243 to buy 200 and to hold 250, this is home office guidance, apparently this is all any shooter should need or have, with regard to the .22 NO all you can have is the buy 500 and hold 750, if i join a target club I can have more

    Is this correct or am i just being mugged off

    mike
    This is straight out the Home Office Guidelines available to download. I put in for 200/250 and Strachclyde would only grant 100/120 which is better than the original 40/60

    4.8 The bulk purchase of ammunition for the purpose of economy is not acceptable as good reason for possession. Possession of 250 rounds with authority to acquire 200 rounds should generally be regarded as reasonable (but see paragraphs 4.7 and 13.28).

    Deer
    13.28 The shooting of deer is governed by the Deer Acts which require that deer be shot with rifle cartridges of particular muzzle energy and (in Scotland) muzzle velocity and bullet weight (see Chapter 14 for further detail). The Deer Acts also require that
    “soft nosed or hollow nosed” (expanding) ammunition, or in the case of Scotland ammunition “designed to deform in a predictable manner”, must be used for shooting deer. Deer stalkers will normally be authorised to possess up to 250 rounds of ammunition and to acquire 200 rounds but account should be taken of individual circumstances, for example where re-loaders are acquiring missiles or where the shooter is a professional deer stalker.

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    Increased on issue of latest certificate from 500 to 1000 rounds of 6.5x55. Pleased but don't reload as yet so not really required. Did not ask for the extra, so guess thats the policy here in Northern Ireland of re-grant of fac?

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