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Hi All,

I am a new shooter based in Scotland and just went through the process of applying for my first FAC and SGC!

Process was very straight forward and as they misplaced my form I have been waiting months for it now 😞

Should be getting them through the post within the next week or so and thought I would ask any advice for beginners?

What should I think about buying first and if anyone in Scotland could tell me anywhere for beginners to go shooting would be great

Thanks

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7 minutes ago, Cmurray199 said:

Glasgow :) 

Don’t know anywhere your way but suggest you find a good clay ground and start with some lessons even before buying a gun. Will give you a feel for what suits and a good instructor will happily give some advice on guns to start with according to budget.

Good luck

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14 minutes ago, Cmurray199 said:

Thanks, I have been to a few clay grounds round about Glasgow,  im pretty sure i know what im going to get for my budget but there is so much to choose from! 

Welcome! What kind of shooting are you interested in??

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I'm confused .

Surely you must know which type of rifle to buy if you have specified a calibre on your fac.?

And have an idea of which type of shotgun your interested in if you have been clay shooting or game  /pigeon shooting before ? 

 

What type of target shooting did you do ? .

 

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8 hours ago, Ultrastu said:

I'm confused .

Surely you must know which type of rifle to buy if you have specified a calibre on your fac.?

And have an idea of which type of shotgun your interested in if you have been clay shooting or game  /pigeon shooting before ? 

 

What type of target shooting did you do ? .

 

So I was just advised what to put on my cert based on what my father in law does , so ive put on a .22 and a 243 

So I know which Caliber to buy but I dont know which actual firearm I should be looking at if you know what I mean?

 

I have only been to the club and shooting at a 25y target But i would like to be shooting at like 100yards etc. 

 

It would most likely be a clay gun as ive been there a few times and enjoyed it. 

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5 minutes ago, Cmurray199 said:

I have only been to the club and shooting at a 25y target But i would like to be shooting at like 100yards etc. 

What do you shoot (discipline wise) with the club? 

Is the club where you will be shooting or do you have land to shoot on?

In other words what will you be shooting?

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Well for the shot gun take a look at the ata  offerings .

12b Ou.with steel breech .30 inch barrel and adjustable  comb  would be where my money goes   .

It will work very well on the clays and also be suitable if you decide to try game or pigeon shooting .

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On 19/09/2020 at 21:22, Lowrie59 said:

Always great to see a new member .....pop down to the shooting school in ayreshire when you get your licence and have a wee try of the guns they have in stock...I was down last weekend and they have a good stock in at the moment

I will do , been down a few times I think ill get the kofs -  they are closed for 2 weeks so should work in perfectly 

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