Any FCSA shooters on here?

#1
Just thought I'd see if there are any fellow FCSA members on here and plug the club a bit....
For those who are not familiar with it, the Fifty Cal Shooters Association was formed to provided legitimate reason to hold and shoot the larger calibers (upto 20mm) on FAC. The club shoots on all the usual 50 cal ranges like brecon, warcop, lydd etc. Its always a good atmosphere and simply fun to shoot the big boomers at extended ranges.

http://www.fcsa.co.uk/
 

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LE
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#2
I Know John M, isnt he the secretary? I know him from shooting with Offas Dyke club.
 

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LE
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#4
I had a play with some of his smaller stuff at Kingsbury a couple of years ago!
Keep up the good work! I still have some medals from ODRC in my brag cabinet!
 
#5
Iwould like to shoot fifty cal, BUT there is the small question of cost and also suitable ranges over here.
 

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LE
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#6
Drlligaf said:
Iwould like to shoot fifty cal, BUT there is the small question of cost and also suitable ranges over here.
FCSA
Cost is always a problem but you can practise cheaply wit a rimfire, marksmanship principles are still the same!
 
#7
ugly said:
Drlligaf said:
Iwould like to shoot fifty cal, BUT there is the small question of cost and also suitable ranges over here.
FCSA
Cost is always a problem but you can practise cheaply wit a rimfire, marksmanship principles are still the same!
Couldn't agree more, at £100-200 for a s/h CZ and 3-5p per round it's something most of us can afford. I often take my rimmy along to the ETR ranges. I find it takes much more skill to hit a fig 11 at 400-500 yards with the .22 than at 1,000 yards with the .338. Then again once you get into it, its amazing what you find you can afford :D
 

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#8
I have shot .22 rf, a decent brand mind, at 200 yards from a converted 1874 Martini Henry. 37 out of 50 wasnt bad. No4T has it now unless he has sold it!
 
#9
ugly said:
I have shot .22 rf, a decent brand mind, at 200 yards from a converted 1874 Martini Henry. 37 out of 50 wasnt bad. No4T has it now unless he has sold it!
22RF BSA sportsman 15 with a 6x scope out to 400m. Quite comfortable at 300. 51 mins of elevation for 300yds.
 
#10
Guys, how difficult is it to get back into shooting in the UK these days? I still shoot, but only abroad. It'd be nice to revisit old days - especially have a go at .50" stuff...!
 
#11
Tiff said:
Just thought I'd see if there are any fellow FCSA members on here and plug the club a bit....
For those who are not familiar with it, the Fifty Cal Shooters Association was formed to provided legitimate reason to hold and shoot the larger calibers (upto 20mm) on FAC. The club shoots on all the usual 50 cal ranges like brecon, warcop, lydd etc. Its always a good atmosphere and simply fun to shoot the big boomers at extended ranges.

http://www.fcsa.co.uk/
Yes Please
can I get it on my ticket for shooting vermin?
 

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LE
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#12
Look on the club websites if you want to do range work or look at a sporting site if game and deer are your bag, I think this needs a new thread.
 

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LE
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#14
There's a chap in my local club with a .50. He takes it out whenever they do a Lydd Day (and if he has the dosh for the ammo of course).

Cries himself to sleep most nights over the cost. Decided to sell it at one point, before realising to his horror . . . . nobody wants one!
 

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LE
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#15
Its worth owning just because you can. On that alone price is immaterial, just hope you dont buy one you cant shoot straight and then lose dosh part exing!
 

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LE
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#16
I'll rephrase that:

Realised to his horror . . . nobody can afford to run one, or is near a range suitable. :)
 

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LE
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#17
I wonder just how much private land you would need.
Now that Radnor range has been bought by a member of the Bog its one more place guaranteed not to impose silly range restrictions.
 

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LE
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#18
Tricky one that. I'm not sure that there is ANY land in England that isn't a military range that is deemed suitable by the rozzers for banging away with a .50.

AFAIK, NO club in England (don't know about Scotland of course) allows anything bigger than a .308 on their own ranges, and I don't know anyone who shoots a .50 on anything but a military range.

The huge distances required as a safe area for both .338 and .50 would rule out pretty much anything south of the Scottish border.
 

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LE
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#19
Check out the FCSA Website and see Radnor Range!
 
#20
As for ranges there are a few private ranges around that allow .338 and sometimes .50 to be shot, but most of them are 100-200 yards - kind of defeating the object!
As for danger areas I've been trying to set up a range in the south-west for some time now. You need 11 degrees either side originating from the firing point and 2,200-2,900 meters RDA for upto 7,000 joules (i.e. 7.62, 5.56 etc) and 3,700 meters for .338. Not sure about .50 but guess around 7,000+.
 

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