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  1. Well I’ve had the opposite end of the age spectrum and they still know zilch.. a recent e.g. “I only stock the best centrefire ammo” ”oh what manufactures do you stock?” ”only Winchester, all the others are a gimmick” “okaaaay” .door closes
  2. I’m using a .243 tikka t3x with Sako 70g varmint rounds. It’s a laser and devastating!
  3. Congratulations, I saw this in the DM too. Thought it was a great way of doing things, wish you and your family all the best!
  4. The night we returned off our first family holiday when our youngun was only a year old my wife fully asleep asks me in a perfect tone “did you unpack the baby from the suitcase?”
  5. Not sure what the Steyr twist rate is, most .243 are I believe 1 in 10, bullet weight between 60-90 I think works best. Some are indeed capable of stabilising 100g+, it’s horses for courses though. You can read as much into it until you’re more confused than you’re now! Trust me I’ve done it. Like others have said, you’re best bet is to try a selection of weights/makes that your RFD keeps a good stock of. I’ve just bought a tikka t3x in .243 and I’m told that from factory it should be shooting MOA or they don’t let it go out the door. So with that in mind I am trying a selection of Sako ammo, just tried their 70g BTSP varmint round. It likes them! Will be getting hold of some 90g Soft points tomorrow to try, fingers crossed. Hope you find something soon!
  6. 31, fathers an arable farmer on 450 acres. I work as a mechanical service engineer for a big UK equipment company on a gov contract. I would like to work on the farm but 450 acres isn’t enough to supply two wages. I help out when needed, and possibly one day step into his boots, that’s if the Labour Party doesn’t get in!
  7. Stayed there a few years ago in December, the choppers were coming in and out of Culdrose very low. Was also very wet and windy. Nice part of the country though.
  8. I believe (may be wrong) there was a home office review within the last couple years and it may of been only in England. Basically the outcome was amongst other things they can’t put a mentoring condition on your FAC any more.
  9. Yes I try and fix most things first. I’m 31 been a mechanical engineer for nearly 15 years so it’s second nature. Most recently changed brushes in washing machine, mrs wanted to buy a new one but £5 later I had it up and running and saved £££s. Samsung TV capacitors replaced on an old flatscreen, still going strong 10 years later! Wife’s GHD hair straighteners failed, replaced some thermal switch and got them going again. However you’re right the amount of items thrown away because people believe an item has one life. Saying that things aren’t built like they used to be, and an intentional life of an item is more than likely engineered into a product now days.
  10. Hi, no to the mentor. I asked if I could put some one down and the response was that they do not allow mentors any more. I had to gain experience and have a letter from them to state that my rifle handling, knowledge of backstops and safety was adequate and also that I have produced clean kill. In other words to make sure I was competent.
  11. Just want to say that TVP have been great from start to finish during my FAC application. I applied for a FAC for .22wmr and .243. I’ve just received my cert in the post, it’s taken 12 weeks start to finish. When I called them or had a question they were very helpful. It looks like the horror stories of 1 year + waits may be over for grants and from what I’ve heard most variations are being processed within 7 days. Certainly seems like the licensing dept are heading in the right direction!
  12. I know I’m not Essex but I’ve just been granted FAC by Thames Valley. They had similar delays if not a little bit shorter, the good news is they have turned themselves around. What used to take 12+ months has taken me 12 weeks start to finish. I really hope Essex has also followed suit for you!
  13. GWCT, only recently though. Very good information, and impressed with the work that goes on in the background to gather evidence and factual studies to support our community.
  14. Yes watched it live on YouTube, awesome!
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