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Licensed Firearms in Northern Ireland 
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Northern Ireland's  scenic spots http://www.kirlishrpc.co.uk/apps/photos/


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Few hours sighting in :mrgreen: https://youtu.be/1O5Fn-NJlxM


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25 Aug 2015 14:22
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Backstop Benny wrote:
5 years license/reloading/5000.50 cals/5 guns/60 euro :lol: :lol:


:mrgreen: https://www.psni.police.uk/globalassets ... asting.pdf

https://www.psni.police.uk/advice_infor ... rms/forms/

TIA


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9 The propellant of ammunition contained at your authorised premises must not exceed 225Kg :mrgreen:
of explosives in total.https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/s ... ntrols.pdf


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Reloading firearms ammunition (home loading) Certificate holders often load their ammunition in order to improve the accuracy of their firearms. There are too many technical factors to cover within this guidance, and advice should be sought from shooting associations or competent reloaders if the need arises.
Suffice it to say that rifling, propellant charge, the design of a bullet, its individual weight and velocity all affect a given round’s range, accuracy and terminal effect on the quarry
concerned. For these reasons, certificate holders who reload may wish to acquire a variety
of different bullet weights and designs for load development for different applications.
Home loaders will usually manufacture various batches for testing using a chronograph to measure velocity and thus ascertain the best combinations. Whilst a chronograph is important to home loaders; it is of utmost importance for ammunition intended for use on animals due to legislative requirements such as in the deer acts (see chapter 14 for more information)

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/s ... 16_v20.pdf



Zeroing might also include training and testing, whether on a rifle range or other suitable land. :shock:


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SMLE 303 wrote:
9 The propellant of ammunition contained at your authorised premises must not exceed 225Kg :mrgreen:
of explosives in total.https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/s ... ntrols.pdf

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North of Ireland Guidelines

42 Target Shooting
It will involve shooting at a target on an approved range but does not necessarily mean shooting in competitions, formal or otherwise.
Local shooting disciplines of long standing may be accepted as good reason for possessing particular firearms.

43 Target shooters may be expected to use their firearms fairly regularly, say three or more times a year. The police should consider at the time of a further grant whether good reason continues in respect of all firearms held for this purpose. Failure to shoot in a year should lead to further enquiries, rather than to automatic revocation or partial revocation of the firearm certificate on grounds that there is no longer good reason. For example, there may be personal circumstances such as illness, working away from home (where this is not to be repeated regularly) or where a target shooter is engaged in considerable practice on a particular firearm in preparation for a competition thereby reducing the time available to use his other firearms.
Competitions in which unusual or older firearms are used may only take place on a few occasions. In addition, owners may not want to shoot old and valuable firearms regularly to avoid excessive wear and tear.

44 The Chief Constable will also consider the good reason for possession of ammunition quantities for target shooting. Normally 500 rounds [PSNI increased the allowance up to an automatic given 1000 cartridges] will be permitted to be held at any one time but a serious target shooter may reasonably wish to possess more than this number to ensure consistency in performance between batches. This figure should be used as a guide only and should not be interpreted as an absolute limit. This is normally applicable to .22 Rimfire rather than full-bore target shooting. Economy of purchase (bulk buying) is not considered to be a good reason for possession of greater quantities.

45 Pump-action, self-loading and other types of shotgun may be used for “practical” target shooting disciplines in which the shooter moves to engage a number of different targets.
Solid slug ammunition may be authorised for this purpose on ranges specifically approved by the Chief Constable for this class of ammunition. Applicants should normally be a member of a relevant
organisation such as the United Kingdom Practical Shooting Association, either individually or as a member of an affiliated club. For “End of Trail” shooting, a set of practical disciplines with a “Wild West” theme, the British Western Shooting Society (BWSS) is the relevant organisation. In view of the potential hazards associated with the more extreme forms of practical shooting, the
police will wish to consider with particular care applications for firearms for practical shooting that may fall beyond the examples cited above.


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(f) The attractiveness of the type of firearms to criminals. For example, modern multi-shot handguns may be more attractive to criminals than shotguns, which would in turn be more attractive than rifles or older types of firearm. Muzzle-loading firearms, whether original or reproduction, are not generally considered attractive to criminals.


The Republic Ireland was the only European country to restrict [EU Cat.B] older 'less attractive historical rifle' having a calibre over .308" /7.62mm [post 2009 - [restricted firearms] to include single shot, Black-Powder-Breech-Loading and Muzzle Loading firearms and [post 1900] Historical smokeless propellant loaded rifles with calibres above the arbitrary restriction.

Ireland made the transposition of the EU Directive 91/477/EEC on control of the acquisition and possession of weapons.
"By 2000, all the then-EU Members had transposed the Directive internally. Due to the flexibility granted to EU Members by the Directive no full harmonization has been achieved.
For example, a number of EU Members have not adopted the classification of firearms prescribed by Directive 91/477/EEC."?

Category C

•Repeating long firearms other than those listed in category B, final item
•Long firearms with single-shot rifled barrels
•Semiautomatic long firearms other than those in Category B whose magazine and chamber can hold more than three rounds
•Single-shot short firearms with rimfire percussion and with an overall length of not less than 28 cm


Category D – Other Firearms

•Single-shot firearms with smooth-bore barrels

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Note FCP - Category B – Subject to Authorization [b] -[not for intended purpose of including historical firearms and rifles and their calibre, which was not included in the EU directive]

•Semiautomatic or repeating short firearms [handguns]
•Single-shot short firearms with center-fire percussion [handguns]
•Single-shot firearms with center-fire percussion that are less than 28 cm in length
•Semiautomatic long firearms whose magazines and chambers can together hold more than three rounds
•Repeating and semiautomatic long firearms not longer than 60 cm in length
•Semiautomatic firearms for civilian use that resemble weapons with automatic mechanisms


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Meanwhile, over the border on the same island, the small six counties, continue to develop sport shooting at a rate of knots, sprouting new Fullbore Rifle ranges like mushrooms.

Creggagh - Field Target Club's New Rifle Target Club, with 50m, 100m, 200m, 300 yard ranges.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/creggaghfie ... lub/about/


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