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    FAC Shotgun advice needed.

    Ok gents here goes i have sold my 22-250 so now have that slot spare so its either use it or lose it time so iam thinking on a 1 for 1 and getting fac shotgun.
    Now as i dont have an sgc my question is do i have the authority to purchase cartridges on my fac? and do they come under the same criteria as rifle ammunition i.e. Buy and hold.
    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjd237 View Post
    Ok gents here goes i have sold my 22-250 so now have that slot spare so its either use it or lose it time so iam thinking on a 1 for 1 and getting fac shotgun.
    Now as i dont have an sgc my question is do i have the authority to purchase cartridges on my fac? and do they come under the same criteria as rifle ammunition i.e. Buy and hold.
    Thanks in advance.
    Standard shotgun ammo can be bought by showing an SGC or FAC but they are not covered by the FAC in terms of any authority. The police only mention section 1shotgun ammo eg slug

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    Quote Originally Posted by BASC Firearms Dept View Post
    Standard shotgun ammo can be bought by showing an SGC or FAC but they are not covered by the FAC in terms of any authority. The police only mention section 1shotgun ammo eg slug
    Thanks for the reply that clarifies it abit more clearly.
    All the best
    MJD237

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    Am i right in saying that anyone can own shotgun cartridges, and a sgc holder can buy and give (you) cartridges? Or am I making that up?! Maybe not the most above board way of doing things mind.... But as there is no limit on how many cartridges you can own...

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    instead of missing once you now want to miss 8 times.... my vari went in wed and my conversion was done 1 week later not bad 7 days. get it in mate was a nice semi in weldon tonight.


    and that wasnt just me looking at all the shiny new stuff haha
    Last edited by exmarksman9870; 13-02-2013 at 23:29.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fangler View Post
    Am i right in saying that anyone can own shotgun cartridges, and a sgc holder can buy and give (you) cartridges? Or am I making that up?! Maybe not the most above board way of doing things mind.... But as there is no limit on how many cartridges you can own...
    Correct. You can hold shotgun cartridges that are not under fac rules (ie, slug etc) without holding a ticket. You can hold as many as you want, but I'm sure if you had a few thousand, security of them could be an issue, but I'm not 100% sure if you 'need' to secure like rifle ammo, I do, but that's because I don't hold many and have a fair size ammo cabinet

    Pete

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    Just found this on gambridgeshire county council website-

    15kg (approx 7500)
    250kg for up to 3 days at place of use (approx 125,000) Unlimited for up to 24 hours

    http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/NR/...esRenewals.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by exmarksman9870 View Post
    my vari went in wed and my conversion was done 1 week later not bad 7 days...
    My last one went in in March 2012, got it back late Jan this year - riddled with mistakes plus they missed off one rifle altogether.

    Which force are you with??

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    Quote Originally Posted by saddler View Post
    My last one went in in March 2012, got it back late Jan this year - riddled with mistakes plus they missed off one rifle altogether.

    Which force are you with??
    I put one in Wednesday, pick up ticket tomorrow, or can wait for post Monday. Wilts

    Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by The tramp View Post
    I put one in Wednesday, pick up ticket tomorrow, or can wait for post Monday. Wilts

    Pete
    Very happy for ya...but the question was directed to exmarksman9870, as I have a feeling he may be the same force as I am

    ...seems strange that one variation can take a week & another a year....

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