New to the forum/New .22lr rifle

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by dukdogtx, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. copey

    copey New Member

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    some really good reading in this thread. Uk gun laws are a joke due to idiot politicians and nutters shooting innocent by standers with in the main ilegal firearms.we are not allowed handguns i have no intrest in owning 1 but for the people who had to surrender there prized gun i thought was gut wrenching 4 the people involved.not to harp on but to have a airrifle law that makes you have a pellet gun restricted to 12 fpp is a joke .
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  3. copey

    copey New Member

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    foot per pound . Power ratio
  4. Bobitis

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    Got it.

    Can ya throw a rock with that much energy?:rolleyes:
  5. copey

    copey New Member

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    just about. The thing is a modern sprung air rifle is really only able to shoot consistent up to 20 foot per pound.to have to put it on a fire arms certificate is a joke.and when i hear about you guys in america giving 22 lrs to kids i am so enviouse of your countrys laws. I applyed for my fac and i had some 1 educate me on what to do and not to do with it.for the 1st 5 years if i want to use my 22 on land other than whats on my cert i have to write to the police and wait for them to deem it suitable for the use of a 22 lr!
  6. Kent Detective

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    Copey is right.

    I think you will understand this better - 12 ftlb limit on UK air rifles. Air pistols have a limit of half that - 6ftlb.

    A rabbit needs 6ftlb at the skull to penetrate whereas a rat needs 4ftlb.

    Although 12ftlb isn't massively powerful, it is enough to kill most small quarry humanely if you place shot on head. ;)

    Personally I'd like to see the limit changed in the UK to 18ftlb which is more like it. This is the best power for a spring airgun. You could also stop kids getting access to them by making it unlawful to use or possess an airgun if you are under 18 years of age without supervision of adult over 21 years. Airguns should be locked up not stored insecure like most are now.

    PCP's can shoot accurately upto 60ftlb. :eek:

    We are ruled here by anti-British, Anti White, Anti Middle Class self serving liberal and socialist idiots. Tony Blair was responsible for 80% of our problem. God knows why you guys still love him, WE all hate him!

    Half of Europe has daft airgun laws - Spain has no limit on power, UK 12ftlb and lots of others even less. Greece only has 8ftlb limit on air rifles!!!

    Apply sensible and proportional laws to stop the wrong people from owning, possessing or using an airgun and limits can be done away with completely. Anyone without a criminal conviction over 18 years of age should be able to own and use an unlimited power airgun.
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  7. da357mag

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    Last time I checked, we speak american! Not English!:eek: DA
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