Originally Posted by vinny
Quote "Most on here have target shooting rifles running around the 775-785 mark...that means that if our rifles were taken and tested, every single one of us would be ready for 5 years inside (if the max penalty was given)....an absolute friggin' joke"
800 fps @ 8.44grains = legal limit , 785is 11.55 aint it ?
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Hi Vinny...i see that no-one else replied so i will...set a rifle at 780 with 8,44 gr JSB's and then try pellets of different weights to see whether the rifle goes over the top. If the plod seize your rifles and send them for testing the forensic testers can put any pellet through it they choose. If they slam a 12 gr heavy through it and it goes over then the owner is in the poo despite never having shot anything other than a 8,44 pellet and having AT intact.
.....you just coudn't make it up.
Originally Posted by rogb
Although it is an absolute offence, and you would thus be very very likely to get a criminal record, mitigation such as AT fitted by the manufacturer or on the way to the gunsmiths to have the power adjusted would likely lessen the sentence from the oft quoted 5 years as Leroy's biatch, to fines or conditional discharge.
Still a record for you, though not Mr Daystate, HW AA etc etc.
Fortunately unless you are doing something very naughty (...armed trespass) the chances of the old bill spending their budget on external forensic testing (£1000+) is pretty slim.
Hopefully we will all be fine with our 777 fps comp guns unless the police run out of better things to do.
Ah Rog....true story here.
My house is a terrace and some years ago a new neighbour moved in who seemed ok at first. It turned out he was an Inspector of some sorts within South Yorks Police.At the time my son was in his late teens and when the house was empty was playing music in his bedroom that the neighbour thought was too loud. i spoke with my neighbour and told my son to pack it in and even bought him a good set of headphones. problem solved or so i thought.....
A few weeks later i returned from the club and was taking my guns (in gunbags) out of the boot of the car and into the house. the neighbour came out and a quiet conversation ensued where he basically insinuated that he would use his position to have my rifles taken away for testing. I asked him him how that would be possible if no crime had been committed and he said that he would make a complaint that i had pointed a rifle at him from the garage. I used to chrono the rifles in the garage but with the door pulled down. Luckily i beat him to the punch and put my concerns in writing to the SYP chief constabale who personally called me to ask how i wanted to proceed with my complaint. As it was his word against mine i asked that the letter be placed on his file (i would also keep a copy) and that he be spoken to. He moved soon after.