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    Bullet Heads

    Hi,
    Got a renewal soon and have not purchased alot of ammo will buying just the bullet heads satisfy FSEL seems strange they reduce the amount you can aquire/purchase have, then come down on you for not purchasing any.
    Regards.

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    Come on! Somebody has to answer this young man's question!! ~Muir

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    Depends what you have your license for.
    If when you first applied you included range/target shooting then your justification for pocession of a rifle might be compromised.
    If you just use your rifle for shooting deer then I can't see how they can question your need for the rifle as you might only stalk 10x a year and shoot 1 round every 2nd trip.
    Below is a link to my website.
    Quad sticks

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    Purchasing bullets won't prove anything unless the police in the dealers area insist that they are entered on certificates. At the end of the day you simply have to demonstrate good reason for continued possession. The guidance to police suggests a minimum number of occasions a year that firearms are used it doesn’t suggest a minimum number of rounds actually fired as far as I know.
    If you don't use your firearms how can you justify continued ownership. If you use your firearms then it's simply a matter of proving it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muir View Post
    Come on! Somebody has to answer this young man's question!! ~Muir
    Muir, it's probably the terminology that puts people off answering the question. If he had asked about bullets, well, who knows, he might have got a more speedy response.

    Patjack, if you have used your rifle at all you have demonstrated the need for it, so if you have expended some ammunition and used your rifle who is to say it is unjustified. If you do not reload, what is the point of just buying bullets?

    I would suggest that if you are at all unsure of your local Constabulary's view on this, joining a rifle club would help.

    Simon
    Blindness to suffering is an inherent consequence of natural selection. Nature is neither kind nor cruel but fiercely indifferent.

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    personally I have never bought or come close to owning the number of rounds listed on my certificate.
    If you "plan" to join a rifle club, "plan" to start homeloading, "plan" to shoot 5 days a week all year round ....I see no reason why they would look to restrict the amount of ammunition you can hold or try to demonstrate that you dont use your rifle enough and therefore shouldnt have one.

    Nowhere in the Home Office guidelines does it say you can only have a rifle if you use it a specific number of days a year or shoot a specific number of rounds.
    If I have an illness and stop shooting for a year does that give them a reason for taking away my allowance or not renewing the certificate!?

    my certificate had zero ammunition purchased on it for a period of 4 years. Didn't mean I wasn't shooting or that I shouldn't have that allocation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flytie View Post
    Muir, it's probably the terminology that puts people off answering the question. If he had asked about bullets, well, who knows, he might have got a more speedy response.

    Patjack, if you have used your rifle at all you have demonstrated the need for it, so if you have expended some ammunition and used your rifle who is to say it is unjustified. If you do not reload, what is the point of just buying bullets?

    I would suggest that if you are at all unsure of your local Constabulary's view on this, joining a rifle club would help.

    Simon
    Simon: Of course it's the terminology! After the umpty-five posts on a similar thread about "heads" a few months back I was thinking that no one wanted to start down that road again! I must say you're all being very kind.~Muir

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    Quote Originally Posted by bewsher500 View Post
    personally I have never bought or come close to owning the number of rounds listed on my certificate.
    If you "plan" to join a rifle club, "plan" to start homeloading, "plan" to shoot 5 days a week all year round ....I see no reason why they would look to restrict the amount of ammunition you can hold or try to demonstrate that you dont use your rifle enough and therefore shouldnt have one.

    Nowhere in the Home Office guidelines does it say you can only have a rifle if you use it a specific number of days a year or shoot a specific number of rounds.
    If I have an illness and stop shooting for a year does that give them a reason for taking away my allowance or not renewing the certificate!?

    my certificate had zero ammunition purchased on it for a period of 4 years. Didn't mean I wasn't shooting or that I shouldn't have that allocation.
    Brewsher, In the rifle club to which I belong the Secretary is regularly asked by at least three constabularies, on members license renewal, about how often members have attended the club and used their rifles. We keep a record of attendance and rifles used alongside your name on the range sheet. This is collated and is used as evidence of good reason to keep the firearm.

    Not all constabularies are as keen on this, but they are round here.

    Simon
    Blindness to suffering is an inherent consequence of natural selection. Nature is neither kind nor cruel but fiercely indifferent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muir View Post
    Simon: Of course it's the terminology! After the umpty-five posts on a similar thread about "heads" a few months back I was thinking that no one wanted to start down that road again! I must say you're all being very kind.~Muir
    Muir, i thought it was eleventy five?

    Simon
    Blindness to suffering is an inherent consequence of natural selection. Nature is neither kind nor cruel but fiercely indifferent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flytie View Post
    Muir, i thought it was eleventy five?

    Simon
    No. It's umpty-five and eleventy-seven. Gad man! Where did you learn your English??~Muir

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