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vegplot



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 08 12:28 pm    Post subject: Import of .22 rimfire barrels from US  Reply with quote    

A snippet of news from RimFire Magic

"Last week we were chasing up Volquartsen barrels which have been on oerder for over six months.....only to be told that the US State Department has issued a ban on the export of .22 rimfire barrels which are threaded at the muzzle!! "

RichardW



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 08 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think the US dont like silencers.

Justme

vegplot



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 08 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Correctly called moderators, it's a new technology no-one but the USAans have developed and are loathed to export it in case it could be used for (ssshhh) terrorist activities. A little like computers. A baked bean can stuffed with wirewool is as effective but don't tell anyone.

The UK is a lot more relaxed. They are registered on your certificate but you can justify them on health and safety issues alone.

vegplot



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 08 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

No ladies have posted yet

RichardW



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 08 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

vegplot wrote:
No ladies have posted yet



Ah this was one of those secret test postings


Justme

vegplot



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 08 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Justme wrote:
vegplot wrote:
No ladies have posted yet



Ah this was one of those secret test postings


Justme


It's turned into one

Bodger



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 08 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My mate from NYS would kill for a moderator to go onto his rifle. He's amazed that we can get them quite easily here in the UK, its a big deal over there and it would would mean a long stretch for him if he was caught with one hunting over there.

vegplot



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 08 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

bodger wrote:
My mate from NYS would kill for a moderator to go onto his rifle. He's amazed that we can get them quite easily here in the UK, its a big deal over there and it would would mean a long stretch for him if he was caught with one hunting over there.


Isn't it strange. The US is famous for its gun culture, drop by any Walmart and pick up an arsenal, and yet moderators are the devils own tin can.

RichardW



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 08 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Is it a throw back from the presidentual assasination?


Justme

vegplot



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 08 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Justme wrote:
Is it a throw back from the presidentual assasination?


Justme


I'm not sure. I believe they're banned in Australia as well. Too much Hollywood? I'm not aware of many killers having used them.

They're pretty easy to get here. If you have an air rifle you can just buy one and if your're a rifle owner all you need to do is apply for a variation. Acceptable reasons for indoor or range shooting is health and safety and if you have permission to shoot on land then you don't need any further justifcation. A lot of stalker don't use them but vermin controllers may well do.

The police don't have an issue with them.

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 08 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

IIRC they don't like people using them in France, anyone know for sure and what other European countries think about them?

zigspider



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 08 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but just as an aside, and out of curiosity, I'm living in Canada at the moment, but have a UK 22 air rifle with moderator/silencer. I also now have a .22 rimfire rifle.

Would the moderator for the air rifle work on the .22 as they seem to be the same calibre.

Jerry

RichardW



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 08 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

As the .22 rimfire is over 50 times more powerfull unless the moderator is "proofed" I would not risk it.


Richard

Maxwell Smart



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 08 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

what does it take to get a rifle into the UK? i've got a very nice german .22 which is sitting in Canada gathering dust...

vegplot



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 08 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Maxwell Smart wrote:
what does it take to get a rifle into the UK? i've got a very nice german .22 which is sitting in Canada gathering dust...


You need to have good reason to posses one. This can either take the form of land over which you have permission to shoot the calibre and a reason to shoot, e.g. vermin control. The land does not need to belong to you. Or, you need to be a member of a gun club which is authorised to allow you to shoot that calibre. With a .22 you shouldn't have a problem with either.

You need to apply using a firearms certificate application form and you'll also need to get secure storage for the gun. Once applied for you will receive a visit from your local firearms officer who will interview and may well check your storage at the same time or at a subsequent visit.

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