Discussion in 'UKAHFT Official Forum' started by Scooby, Sep 2, 2010.
I'm with the others on this Rob, i don't think its a good thing at all.
lol... i dont care
i still think it's a wise idea to be RFD if working on several people's guns is a regular occurance...
Yeah but you shoot FT and they are all a bit strange
I can see what your trying to say Rob but! if you not fixing/ working on a firearm why have an RFD if your not breaking the law.
Just because it covers you in the event of something going awry...
Anyway, it's not me that's mad Pete, it's the rest of the world
Robs proposition does raise some interesting points.
I work on airguns (mainly springers) for club members purely on an amateur basis. Now as anyone who has worked on springers will know theoretically you can easily have in your possession a rifle that is over power because the spring has yet to be shortened to a suitable length. If other circumstances conspired against you (for what ever reason) your premises could be searched and the over power springer taken for testing (you haven't had time to sort it).
Without an RFD your goose is starting to cook.
It's also not unknown for someone to ask you to have a look at a gun for them and you find it's slightly hot. It's you that holds the gun.
No I don't think you should have to have an RFD to work on airguns in an unofficial capacity but you should be careful.
Good post Ray, fair points raised too. Also you could, say, buy a springer off a club mate, they say "yeah, it's 11.2" and let's say the scenario that you mentioned happened before you could test it, and it wasn't, maybe because their chrono or testing method was slightly out, then hmm...
as you say, we need to be careful, very careful
The above statement is incorrect.
I've since found out that air pistols (not air cartridge systems) are specifically excluded from Section5.
(aba)any firearm which either has a barrel less than 30 centimetres in length or is less than 60 centimetres in length overall, other than an air weapon, F5. . . a muzzle-loading gun or a firearm designed as signalling apparatus;]
I apologise for incorrect info originally posted.
ps. anyone got a good excuse for possession of a Section1 Pistol
Hi Friends,Im Wayne from Malta.An interesting topic to talk on.I fully agree that their is a risk of some guys tampering with power adjusters but thats not make sense for the competitive airguner ,I have both Whalter and steyr lg110 in alutec and in our climate it is nearly impossible to shoot all year round with the same power setting ,I like my rifles to be tuned between 750-770 ft/ps that is under 12ft/lbs and in summer here when it touches 35 degree -40degree temperature the rifles drop the power to a max of 730 on their own and when winter starts to kick in with the summer setting the velocity go over the limit and I have to retune down to 750-770 .I test on chrono very often when we are switchig from summer to winter due that the difference is huge in temperature.When I be travelling with the gun its safer for us to have an adjuster coz when I had a chat with Whalter engineer he stated to be safe ,to drop the power before leaving country and when you arrive to your destination leave the rifle at the zero range for at least 1 hr to get the country temperature and chrono your power back .It`s as fair as it can be if everyone is responsible for his acts and the other thing its not wise to touch power unneccasary couse if my rifles get out of that power bracket you will loose you trjectory and you would be getting to mhuc speed and no targets dropped coz i think every competitor does his scope tracejtory with his sub 12 power settings.
Pls correct me if im wrong or out of subject,I write here to talk and learn from all of you guys and thanks for your shared information ,we care a lot for our hobby becouse it`s fun and very interesting,