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    Banded Firearms system Northern Ireland

    The PSNI and DOJ in Northern Ireland have finally brought in the banded system.
    This puts most calibers into bands. If your rifle is in that band you can do a one on one off for anything in your caliber band for a 15 fee without any BS or form filling. Brilliant
    1. Small quarry Air rifles
    .177
    .20
    .22
    .25


    2. Small quarry
    .17 Mach 2
    .17 HMR (Hornady Magnum Rimfire)
    .22 LR (Long Rifle)
    .22 WMR (Winchester Magnum Rimfire)


    3. Medium quarry Centre Fire
    .17 Hornet
    .17 Remington
    .17 Remington Fireball
    .22 Hornet / 5.6 x 36Rmm
    .222
    .204 Ruger
    .223 Remington/5.56 x 45mm
    .220 Swift
    .22-250


    4. Large quarry Centre Fire
    .243 Winchester
    25-06
    6.5mm x 55/.256
    7mm x 08 Remington
    .270
    7.62 x 51mm/.308 Winchester
    30/06


    news.Banded System
    Last edited by easypeasy; 01-06-2016 at 18:14.

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    please please please bring such common sense across the Irish Sea!

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    I hope it doesn't just mean such a small number of calibres. What about all the metrics and stuff like that?

    David.
    Last edited by Kalahari; 01-06-2016 at 18:36. Reason: Spelling!!

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    So if you want to change two rifles in two different bands will it cost you 30 and if you want to change two moderators at the same time will that be then 60 to change them,Which at the moment would only cost 20 for the lot.Also says you cannot do it if you already have that calibre on your fac.What happens if you have for example 3 x 243 on your FAC
    Last edited by geordieh; 01-06-2016 at 18:44.

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    So in other words you pay more for less and get far less choice................................ I can see how the Police like this idea.................................... but it is not helping the shooter nor will it reduce crime. Just another revenue raising excercise it would seem.
    Last edited by Conure; 03-06-2016 at 22:54.

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    walk into a dealer, swap you .270 for a .308. On-line notification there and then with no waiting for a variation. how is that not helping the sportsman?

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    Very sensible to my mind. Cuts down on needless variation to buy a similar calibre.
    in fact it's brilliant, this would largely remove a huge chunk of the variations that get put in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalahari View Post
    I hope it doesn't just mean such a small number of calibres. What about all the metrics and stuff like that?

    David.
    Doesn't look like there are any common calibres missing but in any case, as I understand it, other calibres are still available, but not on the banding system.

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    Thumbs up

    Quote Originally Posted by slider View Post
    please please please bring such common sense across the Irish Sea!
    dead right mate, if I had the cash for 2 new rifles and mods in my band , who cares about paying 60 , or I could just pay the variation fee and wait months ????????

    bring it on, the choice is your own to make, variation and wait or pay for no nonsense,

    decisions, decisions lol

    good call by Irish authorities in my eyes, I understand that we shouldn't have to pay( so why not just bring this system in without paying???????)

    atb

    kjf
    Last edited by Kjf; 03-06-2016 at 20:54.

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