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  1. Bear in mind that, when a garage carry out the MOT, they switch on the ignition, wait for the warning lights to go out. This is to ensure that the lights haven't been permanently switched off Failure of the bulb to initially light up is also an instant MOT failure
  2. Most likely lost or dumped, sadly
  3. We've got a 2012 Subaru Forester (2.0 petrol, manual) with 102,000 miles on the clock that is now my shoot wagon. What did my wife replace it with ? A 2018 Subaru Forester, 2.0 petrol, manual gearbox. The old one averages about 30mpg - but it's only doing 4-5k a year now, so it doesn't matter. I've got my BMW diesel for commuting, etc. Newer ones are better on the economy - 6 speed box as opposed to 5 speed. Don't even think about an auto. The CVT gearbox is hateful
  4. In reply to the actual question asked, and the area of the country where the OP lives : No. It does not have to be locked away in a security cabinet, even if under 18s live in the house. It DOES have to be kept securely by 'reasonable precautions' so as to prevent unauthorised access of it, however. No under 18s in the house, store it however you want to
  5. As stated above. The General licence has various terms and conditions as part of it, and it is YOUR responsibility to ensure you have fully read and understood the licence and those conditions, and that you comply with them at ALL times.
  6. Fill in the statutory forms, send them in. Do not fill in the non-statutory form. Send in a letter with the forms, quoting the HO Police Firearms Handbook, and copying in the letter to the PCC and Chief Constable. Inform the licencing dep't that, if they refuse to issue your certificate on the basis of your failure to fill in a non-statutory form, you will seek to make it an official complaint.
  7. There is actually a requirement, in the Home Office Handbook, that any non-statutory form should be marked up as follows : 10.36 Section 27 of the 1968 Act sets out the criteria for the grant or renewal of a firearm certificate. This, however, does allow chief officers of police discretion to make further enquiries into applications should they wish to do so. To do this, forces can use their own forms in addition to those which are specified in the legislation. Such forms, though, are non-statutory and there is no obligation for applicants to complete them in addition to those which are l
  8. My 223 is set to be 1" high at 100 metres. Which translates to being 'point and shoot' for any fox out to 200m or so. 300m I'd have to allow about 6 inches of bullet drop, but I'd have to be desperate to take on a shot of that distance, when I only use a 6x42 scope
  9. No, there is no reason to send in your licence. It is taken off the record of what you have, and when your licence is next in for some reason (renewal, house move, etc), a new licence will be issued with the correct details on it
  10. Yes please - if you'll drop me payment details I'll get it sorted
  11. A couple of notes regarding premium bonds, if you're considering buying : 1. You don't get into the draw for the first calendar month following the investment - so, if you buy today, you won't be in until the July draw - draw is made at the start of the month 2. The 'interest rate' can be varied - at present, if you have 'average luck', you'll get one or two wins of £25 per year if you have £2000 invested. If you have the max £50k invested, you'll be more like £500 per annum (though it could be £1 million for a £1 holding, of course). The precise odd of any bond winning a prize in an
  12. Evening ! I saw this on the whatsapp group, nice going there - on a nice evening too
  13. Absolutely any gun, with any length of barrel, with any choke, pushing out 28-30g of No 5 or 6 shot, will do the job perfectly out to 40 yards or so. I'd want to ask the farmer if he's got any problem with plastic wads, or if he wants fibre only using.
  14. My original post was made a few weeks ago. In England at least, it's now been overtaken by events Still holds true in Wales, Scotland though
  15. Yes - sorry, I should have said that bit ! It takes the same batteries as the Worx cordless drills, jigsaws, nibbler, etc. All of which we've found to be surprisingly good quality and long-lasting, even for farm use !
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