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    scoping a rifle in

    Folks
    Please settle an argument for me.
    Is it legal for an FAC holder to get another FAC holder to scope his rifle in for him if he (the rifle owner) is not present on the day. Assume that the rifle is being scoped in on his (the rifle owner) land and at no time would it travel on public roads etc.
    Many thanks
    Alan

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan View Post
    Folks
    Please settle an argument for me.
    Is it legal for an FAC holder to get another FAC holder to scope his rifle in for him if he (the rifle owner) is not present on the day. Assume that the rifle is being scoped in on his (the rifle owner) land and at no time would it travel on public roads etc.
    Many thanks
    Alan
    No you cant unless that firearm is on your own FAC or your an RFD with testing condition,if you get cuaght you will be BIG bother

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    What authority in law would the person carrying out the zeroing have? Can he legally possess it, is he a RFD with authority to test fire? The land aspect has little or no bearing on it in this case. So the simple answer to the question asked will be a big fat NO.

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    more relevant is why would you want to?
    I wouldn't want to have my rifle zeroed by someone else as you dont know where it could end up when it is you pulling the trigger.

    only way they could do it without you present is adding the rifle to their FAc or them being an RFD

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    If he is not licensed for the firearm, he cannot use it under these circumstances. Think about it, you as a FAC holder are out with a rifle that is not entered on your certificate. its just the same as a non certificate holder being in possession of the rifle. Forget any of the exemptions, RFD or RFD's employee etc, anyone using a rifle which they are not entitled to possess is committing an offence.

    John
    A clever man knows his strengths, a wise man knows his weaknesses

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    The boys in blue might also have something to say to the FAC holder who had 'loaned' the firearm out as well.

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    Thanks Lads
    Proved my point and won a fiver.
    easy money

    Alan

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan View Post
    Thanks Lads
    Proved my point and won a fiver.
    easy money

    Alan
    should have gone a tenner

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    I'll send an invoice via the Royal Mail

    John
    A clever man knows his strengths, a wise man knows his weaknesses

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan View Post
    Thanks Lads
    Proved my point and won a fiver.
    easy money

    Alan
    Position and hold must be firm enough to support the firearm
    The firearm must point naturally at the target without any undue physical effort
    Sight alignment (aiming) must be correct
    The shot must be released and followed through without disturbing the position

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