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Thread: Keep seeing lead ban mentioned in regard to bullets. So .............................

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    Keep seeing lead ban mentioned in regard to bullets. So .............................

    The big question is how will the Police Firearms Licensing cope when the 6mm/243 that is currently regarded as the minimum then becomes impossible to use due to the bullets not being stabilised in the bore and so inhumane due to not being able to hit the side of a barn?

    Scotland of course would be hugely effected due to their some what daft rules and requiring a minimum of 100 grains for all but Roe Deer.

    This could be interesting indeed .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brithunter View Post
    The big question is how will the Police Firearms Licensing cope when the 6mm/243 that is currently regarded as the minimum then becomes impossible to use due to the bullets not being stabilised in the bore and so inhumane due to not being able to hit the side of a barn?

    Scotland of course would be hugely effected due to their some what daft rules and requiring a minimum of 100 grains for all but Roe Deer.

    This could be interesting indeed .

    Answers on a Post card Please!
    Simples!
    The Police Firearms will implement any changes in the law.
    However should that mean that all 6mm rifles become obsolete due to the unobtainable 100gn non toxic bullet then surely there has to be compensation just as there was with the handguns.

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    There was no compensation for large bore foreshore gunners after ban there. Bullets will be avaliable just at horrendous cost same as non toxic Damascus friendly.

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    sell on quickly and get a decent cal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brithunter View Post
    Scotland of course would be hugely effected due to their some what daft rules and requiring a minimum of 100 grains for all but Roe Deer.
    if you check out the ravings of the SNP you will see private ownership of firearms for any purpose is something they have decided to attack.
    side effects of rulings on materials etc will be welcomed by these nutters

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    The smart guys are already preempting this, those that aren't may be ok or they may get stuck with rifles of limited use and very limited value. If anyone thinks that there will be any compensation then dream on! At least a .243 is very easy to convert to 7mm -08 or .308 which are the obvious choices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glyn 1 View Post
    At least a .243 is very easy to convert to 7mm -08 or .308 which are the obvious choices.
    Ohh...light at the end of the tunnel then

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glyn 1 View Post
    The smart guys are already preempting this, those that aren't may be ok or they may get stuck with rifles of limited use and very limited value. If anyone thinks that there will be any compensation then dream on! At least a .243 is very easy to convert to 7mm -08 or .308 which are the obvious choices.
    I gather you have priced up a be-barrel job recently then?


    I wonder how many would be willing to or could really afford the 400-800 extra for a re-barrel?

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    I understand lead either already is, or will be, banned on Forestry Commission ground.

    I hear they are using .270 with a Barnes bullet, not sure of details.

    Whether lead is completely banned or not, it would be sensible to own a rifle that can use the alternatives and remain deer-legal, particularly if it may need to be used for contract work.

    Just as it would be irrational to buy a new shotgun which was not proofed for steel.

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    police will still be forcing people down the .243 route, not understanding they're not deer legal with solids! LOL...oh deer..

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