And that's my problem. I'm a hand loader and want to be able to load my softs as well as my solids
Pardon my ignorance, and I know this is off-topic, but do you mind giving a brief explanation of the laws you are referring to in the UK? Being from the U.S., I'm not in the loop on this one. What would one have to do to own a .450/400 or a .470 NE in the UK?Mate i tried to get a 470NE put on my FAC for expanding ammo and use in the UK on deer. You could guess what the rozzers said
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That's unfortunate. I think it's interesting they discriminate against expanding ammunition, when IMO solids or jacketed bullets would be more likely to pose a potential public safety hazard due to over-penetrating through your target and whatever is behind it. In my experience a jacketed round is also more likely to ricochet than a soft point. That's got to be frustrating to live in the home of so many great gun builders where so many historic hunting calibers were also developed, but to have so many legal barriers to owning one. Alas, I digress.In the uk each firearm has to have a calibre specific designation on you licence. You are then given an ammunition allowance for that calibre. Expanding ammunition on the other hand is a restricted item unless you have permission to aquire on your licence. But then that too is calibre specific. I had a six month battle to get my 375 H&H cleared and get expanding ammo for it.
The funny thing is most of the firearm enquiry officers don't know the first thing about the different calibres out there.
If Billary Clinton gets elected, all of us here will soon "be in the loop".Pardon my ignorance, and I know this is off-topic, but do you mind giving a brief explanation of the laws you are referring to in the UK? Being from the U.S., I'm not in the loop on this one. What would one have to do to own a .450/400 or a .470 NE in the UK?
@CDorroh Its against the law in the UK to shoot game with non expanding ammo. I know its stupid. To top it off I have tried to get something in the 400 group to which they say you have a DG cal already we wont grant you expanding ammo for the bigger one. But I can use it on a range.
Precisely. And then we will be FUBAR.If Billary Clinton gets elected, all of us here will soon "be in the loop".
Relevant to the factory. You will find a better explanation under my post " Krieghoff Service".Hey Gundog, interested in your comment?
Why do you say that about their service? I have had some really good support from Ralph and from our local agent is RSA. Is this relevant to your local agent, or to the Factory?
Merkel produces "budget" rifles on an "assembly line". while ive not heard many bad things about Merkel, i would not put them into the same category as custom and semi-custom rifles. before buying a Merkel id recommend trying the rifle first to make sure it shoots properly and fits you properly.