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    Ammunition supplier Edinburgh area?

    As the title suggests:

    Who supplies loaded (factory) ammunition in the Edinburgh area these days? ....

    For the first time in over twenty years I find myself in need of some rounds (other than .22 rimfire) that I cannot, at the moment, make for myself. Waiting on supplies of components but NEED to get out with a new gun. It's a .22 Hornet.

    ... Is there anyone left in or near the city who can be relied on to provide?

    ... and Dicksons don't do .22 Hornet


    ps. I've a fox problem to deal with for a neighbour and "obviously" the new gun is THE only tool for the job.

    I'll even post pics of the event, if that'll help

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    Tamus

    I have no idea on where to get factory ammo locally. If I need some I would go to Bushwear (Perth/Stirling) or Alex Dalgleish in Eaglesham. Although I live in Edinburgh, I find it hard to get any firearms related stuff and do most of my shopping in Tain.

    Good luck.

    JCS

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcampbellsmith View Post
    Tamus

    I have no idea on where to get factory ammo locally. If I need some I would go to Bushwear (Perth/Stirling) or Alex Dalgleish in Eaglesham. Although I live in Edinburgh, I find it hard to get any firearms related stuff and do most of my shopping in Tain.

    Good luck.

    JCS
    Thanks J C-S. I was begining to realise I'd maybe have a problem.

    There used to be a chap over near Broughton, Ian Sirrell I think, but I heard he'd packed in with the ammo trade. Does anyone know if that's right?

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    Tamus,

    If you talk to John from Mains in Haddington, he may be able to order you in a few boxes. He has been more than helpful in the past for me. Great guy.

    Regards, Dan.

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    Tamus,
    Mains don't have any Hornet in at the moment. It would need to be ordered in.

    I have brass I don't need your welcome to it. I could give it to JC-S who could pass it on to you.

    Hillside

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    Hello and my mate private fraser lives just outside edinburgh and shoots the same cal,give him a pm I am sure he will be able to help,lee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillside View Post
    Tamus,
    Mains don't have any Hornet in at the moment. It would need to be ordered in.

    I have brass I don't need your welcome to it. I could give it to JC-S who could pass it on to you.

    Hillside
    Thanks for your kind offer.

    My problem isn't a lack of Hornet brass, as plenty came with the rifle. It's that I just don't have the right bullets and powder to get good results. I already shoot heavy .224"s in my .223rem and now I need lighter ones for the Hornet... plus some L'il Gun or H110 powder would be handy too. I did try some VV N110 powder but without the right bullets I was getting nowhere near a good load.

    The idea of factory ammo was to get out there tonight, so I can do something about my neighbour's fox problem. I'll just have to take a different rifle and the Brno will have to wait till another day, but I'm sure this'll make no difference to the foxes.

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    What is interesting and I hadn't realised, because I've reloaded for so long now, is the apparent lack of ammunition suppliers in Edinburgh area and South, along the A702 corridor. I know there are an awful lot of shooters in this neck of the woods so I really thought there would be someone close who could sell me a box of ammo. Has the time come for a new stockist... in the Biggar area?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSF View Post
    Hello and my mate private fraser lives just outside edinburgh and shoots the same cal,give him a pm I am sure he will be able to help,lee
    Thanks for that. I bought a knife off him once too. So, I've actually already met him.... but I've settled on using a different rifle tonight and will get something sorted out regards powder and pills next week.

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    ammo

    pm in bound tamus

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