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  1. This may help you: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/138220/JSP403_Vol2_Chap02_DLRSC.pdf
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    Best vacuum

    I know you are thinking Henry Rifle but what these guys meant is one of these: https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/home-appliances/floorcare/vacuum-cleaners/numatic-henry-hvr160-cylinder-vacuum-cleaner-red-10175294-pdt.html?istCompanyId=bec25c7e-cbcd-460d-81d5-a25372d2e3d7&istFeedId=4d7eb93e-055f-499d-8ee5-1cdcc50d67d1&istItemId=wwwmripai&istBid=tztx&srcid=198&cmpid=ppc~gg~0110+(PLA)+SDA+FLOORCARE+-+Brand+Numatic~0110+Floorcare+-+Brand+Numatic~Exact&mctag=gg_goog_7904&kwid=MICROSOFT&device=c&ds_kids=92700032304288826&tgtid=0110+(PLA)+SDA+FLOORCARE+-+Brand+Numatic&msclkid=5ed72b22b3b215a5d732761cb13c8f71&gclid=CPCrsJi32OMCFQkQGwodp2cLjA&gclsrc=ds
  3. Hi Chris, I'm already a fan of RWS ammo. Is this Fenland Rural Sports? Also have they commented on what sort of prices they will be at? You comment that, "The Normsa case`s are RWS, even with RWS logo stamped into them" If the delivery hadn't come in yet - does this mean you have already had some and if so which cal, what are you putting it through and how did it shoot?
  4. Guys, have any of you seen Norma Rimfire Ammo for sale here in the UK? http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/...-rimfire-ammo/ From the read of the article thy are also doing .22LR anyone seen bought or shot any .22LR or .17HMR?
  5. This is what got the authorities all hot and bothered about shotgun lengths and made a 40" minimum when drafting revised legislation post Hungerford A Franchi SPAS (Special Purpose Automatic Shotgun) with folding stock £325 back in the day and available on SGC that looked like a post card with no photo
  6. Basically to bring a firearm (including a shotgun)into the UK you would need: A sponsor in the UK Demonstration that you have somewhere safe to keep it (a safe) whilst not in use. Somewhere suitable and a legitimate use for the firearm I think the fee is £20? See the guidance here: https://www.met.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/fi/af/firearms-licensing/about-firearms-licensing/
  7. Ronin, I do not know if they will supply you directly, however are based in Nottingham and are a business which separated away from Royal Ordnance Small Arms when they moved to Nottingham from Enfield. And then the Nottingham factory closed. Heckler & Koch UK P. O. Box 7151 | Nottingham NG7 2TD Great Britain Tel +44 (0)11592487-20 | Fax +44 (0)11592487-20 enquiries@heckler-koch-uk.com Perhaps they can respond to your enquiry and direct you to someone who can help.
  8. These two places are probably most like you describe: http://www.elderkinguns.co.uk/ https://fultonsofbisley.com/ In a wider look at things: I have to say I think your perception of a UK gun shop is rather quaint and perhaps overstates the current state of play over here on this side of the pond! I can actually think of one place that is as you suggest and that is Fulton’s of Bisley – I’ve actually seen a pith hat in there! If you look at the UK today, I think you could probably separate our “Gun Shops” into maybe four or five types: Some are old and Old skill & Service Based with the kind of pedigree that perhaps stems back to Victorian times. Purdey, Boss, Rigby as examples. https://www.purdey.com/?SID=v8bq5fljpvkjvo0lf3ve2b1spp https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boss_%26_Co. https://www.johnrigbyandco.com/ These probably cater to the worlds rich and famous and they are certainly not for the likes of an ordinary guy like me! There are a few other more recent companies where those who may have learnt high end skills in similar companies to those mentioned have taken their skills and struck out on their own. https://www.williampowell.com/History-of-William-Powell/ I think you then have large trading entities – companies that import or sell to the trade and have a shops open for retail and the public the likes of https://www.sportsmanguncentre.co.uk/ https://www.normanclarkgunsmith.com/ http://www.helstongunsmiths.com/ https://www.yorkguns.com/ You then have a number of good gun shops who provide great service and have a good wide range products at reasonable prices (that is reasonable for the UK) http://www.kirklees-guns.co.uk/ http://www.bluefoxglade.co.uk/ http://www.derekleegunsmiths.com/store/ https://faanderson.co.uk/ https://www.laddsguns.com/ There are other old gun making shops that have provide good service through several generations http://www.elderkinguns.co.uk/ https://fultonsofbisley.com/ https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=chris+potter+guns&qpvt=chris+potter+guns&FORM=VDRE I would say there are a growing number of gunsmiths that come from precision engineering backgrounds that are building fine precision and long range rifles. There are a good many pretty ordinary shops you might find them selling agricultural equipment or equestrian equipment or fishing equipment that keep a few firearms and ammunition to serve the local community, Sadly there are a growing number of newer gun shops who advertise like they are a supermarket, yet when you go to them they have very limited stock and want to sell to you from that.
  9. For me my level would have to be 11/10, I have a saying, "if its got a trigger I'm gonna enjoy it". Started at 10 shooting .22LR prone with a club BSA 12/15, got an air rifle to shoot at home the same year and have never looked back, most of my good friend shoot and enjoy similar things including a love of the outdoors. Its about much more than just pulling the trigger, I shoot all kinds of shooting from airgun which has come back to the top of the pile to black powder to precision target shooting pest control and stalking. there Is always something going on, and there is always something to learn, it has provided me with great friends and experiences and frankly a big portion of my life? It covers history, politics, Law, technology, its a significant challenge and requires your utmost attention and if you are bored with one aspect of it or with one thing, then look to something else. The day every shot is 100% accurate and there is no challenge I might get bored with it. In my life I moved home, changed women, changed jobs, changed cars and shooting has been the one constant thing in my life, a bad day in the field or at the range is always much better than a day at work. I don't get to shoot every day but I wish I could and take every opportunity that I can. In fact that's it I'm off. I'm going shooting!
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    FWB 127,

    There are also FWB 127's in Mk1 (Plastic Trigger) and Mk2 Metal Trigger, you probably need to ensure you get the newer type with a metal trigger as the plastic ones were prone to breaking after a while. Like others I'm not sure one would command a £300 price tag but they are sought after by some people.
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    I generally shoot .177 I airguns, this pellet looks like the H&N "Silhouette" which was heavy .177 - not sure if they made them in .22 - they look tidy and uniform. I believe the H&N Silhouette is now discontinued.
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    Airgun tuning

    Following the enthusiastic discussion, about it I went to a meeting called "the Boinger Bash" primarily just for spring airguns and dusted off my Airsporter and HW77, My first foray into airgun tuning was the1980s an like many others I fitted an OX spring to a Webley Hawk only to find it made it very harsh. This was a great disappointment along with the week long vibratory polishing of the piston in big industrial machine we used at work to polish breech blocks and sears and the like. I had new PTFE seals and very carefully lubed with appropriate grease and oils so I found that a flop. 30 years on what a revelation these airgun buffs are not just tuning for power but more often for smoothness and to remove a twang. Often they are having a sweet spot at about 11.3 - 11.5ft/lbs and will grind or linish coils off srings to achieve this or add in washers to achieve a perfect balance. Another more recent thing recent has been the addition of a well sized non metallic spring guide which helps quieten things and removes the twang. Tinbum, not only does springs but a full kit of parts to service and tune including his lube. Was very helpful and posted mine here the next day. Sadly its a bit of a downward slope - no variation required to buy another and a lot of fun, added an Original 45 I .20 to my couple of airguns and a BSA Mercury which I always wanted but could not afford at the time along with cars, bikes and now after a nice HW35E and a FWB sport both in .177 of course! They had a strange wind flag at The Boinger bash - I would have sworn it was wind sock to start with
  13. If you do the NRA probationary membership this is one of the questions they ask related specifically to 7.62 or .308 Winchester at approx. 30 degrees elevation they say a 7.62 / .308 will have max travel of 2,5mile or 4000m
  14. I have done this and answered honestly I think that's as fair as it gets!
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