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    just wondering the airgun also considering as a real gun. but why there is a power limitation involved with this kinda real gun in FT? this 12ft/lbs rule thing just as same as to limit NBA basketball player must be shorter than 1.60m before allow them to play.

    maybe i m wrong, but as far as i know there is no power regulation applied with other guns in shooting sport.

    major advantage of a gun is long range power. if take that away. sounds just not logical.


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    It stems from the fact that in the UK you are allowed to own an air rifle without a Fire Arms Certificate (FAC) if it is under 12 ft/lbs. If you are caught by the police with a rifle at 12.1 Ft/lbs then it is treated as an unlicensed firearm and you end up serving 5 years in the slammer. ( I think it's 5 yrs).

    Seeing as this is the case, the sport (which I think was founded in the UK around 1981 - Dale?) came to form around owners without FAC - thus the rule.

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    in that case. we should have 2 class in FT,

    1. 12ft/lbs under UK rule.

    2. crazy power rule.

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    Been there done that - they slammed the thread shut on us. :rude:

    Think it was here....

    http://www.vudu.za.net/ag/forum_viewtopic.php?3.1442


    Apparently we are not even allowed to discuss it.
    Gotta love the last post though. LOL.

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    what bird is this? also saw a lot of crow near by.



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    Looks like a hadeda to me. The shape of the beak definitely looks like one of the ibis-family, but it is difficult to tell which one from your photo. Protected, put away your guns!!

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    don't worry. i never shoot anything i m not sure of. actually i was come across a rubbish dump. try to find any rats around but notice those bird on the tree. i will only shot them with my camera.

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    its a sacred ibis, there was an article in the midrand reporter 2 weeks ago about a guy shooting sacred ibis in president park with an air rifle, lori park zoo had to treat over 10 wounded ones, and alot more were found dead. all with bullet wounds. problem is that there are people out there with air rifles causin so much sh....t that could mean the death of our lovely sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by avion
    Been there done that - they slammed the thread shut on us. :rude:
    Think it was here....
    http://www.vudu.za.net/ag/forum_viewtopic.php?3.1442
    Apparently we are not even allowed to discuss it.
    Gotta love the last post though. LOL.
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    Boondock look at my post on the thread listed by Avion. That is exactly why. If u own a HP you can shoot it, just not at FT events (except if that club says you can).

    As a matter of interest ... Silhouette now also only allows 12ft/lbs ... why ... target damage.

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    build stronger targets, I thing a 24ft/lbs class would be quite interesting....

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    Yeah 5mm plate isn't 'hoender tande'.

    Would just like to add, before any finger pointing that I do not own an HP rifle. Just think it's another area ignored by clubs that could result in growth and income.

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    Avion the cost of replacing ten targets to 5mm steel would require almost 20 new members. Worth it, don't think so!!!!

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    Would it be possible to covert the strike and disc plates alone? Keep the rest of the target as it is?

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    Yes it would be possible, but that's 66% of the target.
    New metal (5mm), laser cutting, building and welding, painting ...

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    Okay, lemme see what I can find out. Gimme a day or two to speak to some people.

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