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  1. I'd say Yukon Photon too Put something like a set of Warne QD mounts and rings on, and you can switch from normal scope to NV in 60 seconds or less, with no zeroing required. I used to do a single check shot to confirm, but don't bother any more, repeatability is perfect
  2. I think you'll find that the motorbike in question hadn't been on the road, MOT'd, or SORN'ed for a decade or most likely considerably longer. If there hasn't been any record of it existing, then sooner or later it's going to fall off databases and be assumed to be scrapped. So it's not surprising if things need to be checked out before they will 'bring back to life' an old vehicle of some sort. DVLA have, in my experience over the last decade, been brilliantly helpful whenever I've had a question or reason to call them to check something To the OP : the 'rule' for continuous tax / S
  3. I would imagine that's a perfect way of coming off the motorbike repeatedly, and if you've got a rucksack full of logs on your back, sooner or later (probably sooner) you're going to break something serious. If it's downhill as much as you indicate, would a 2-wheel bogey, fat-tyred wheelbarrow, or even a dragline be easier - and safer !
  4. Ok, but (and bear with me here) If you do (for example), 10k miles per annum. A petrol (non-turbo) will do 30mpg. That works out to roughly £1820 per annum in fuel costs A diesel will be more like 40mpg, and that works out at £1370 per annum in fuel costs. So the petrol will cost somewhere between £400 and £500 more to run a year. But the petrol car will be cheaper to buy, will not have that very expensive DPF to go wrong, will not suffer injector or glow plug problems, will not have the DMF on the clutch which is another notorious fault on these - and all of those are horr
  5. I'll ask the question, why diesel preferred ? If it's not going to be doing decent mileages, then a modern diesel with a DPF is a recipe for continuing expense and problems - more so at the age and budget you're looking at. If you're not doing big miles, then a Forester petrol might not be the worst thing - our 2012 / 62 plate 2.0 petrol Forester averages about 30mpg (a bit less if towing or on the fields, obviously) - it's got 104k on the clock, and still goes brilliantly. The only thing I'd say if looking at the Subaru is to get a good test drive - personally I think that the
  6. If it is land that could potentially be of use as a ransom strip, then the general rule is that it's worth 25-33% of the value of the development land. If I was selling such a piece of land at a cheap rate (i.e. at less than above), I'd want a considerable clawback arrangement in place in the deeds, lasting 30 years or so. Basically, something on the lines of "If this land is sold in the next 30 years, it is agreed that 50% of the increase in value shall be immediately payable to Mrs Jones or her legal beneficiaries or their descendants"
  7. If it was bought 'as an investment', then you might find things a bit more complicated - you are expected to do your research and know what you're doing to more of an extent than a 'normal' buyer' - you're treated as a bit of an expert, whereas the RFD is a generalist Having said that, if depends on exactly how it was sold, the description, photographs, etc prior to purchase. Also if it was being sold as an 'investment gun', rather than a 'second-hand gun', and also on the price paid as compared to other such guns. For example : I see on guntrader that those guns are £5k+. If your gu
  8. 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
  9. Most likely lost or dumped, sadly
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 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
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