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    No 8 .22 rifles coming out of service

    I picked this up from another forum.
    Save the No.8 rifle before its too late! | UK Shooting News

    I suspect that the chances of getting these onto the market are slim unless they go the usual UK to USAicon then some back to the UK route.

    However it might be worth a go through the HBSA and NRA and by a bit of campaigning with your newly elected MP in May. Two or three hundred e mails to 50 or 60 MPs can have an effect.
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    Thanks for bringing it to our attention Robert, I think one petition we could all sign would be the way to go I,m sure it would get the backing of the HBSA and NSRA then an individual email or letter (letter writing does still exist but in small quantities). Probably a good conversation point When the parties come knocking on my door........ for support.

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    I got all excited reading this - until I read those initials HBSA and NRA. Look lads.........., don't even bother getting them involved with anything sensible. You are simply wasting your valuable time. I told them about the disposal of the single shot, straight pull bolt action SA80/L98 rifles that were perfectly legal and............. Maybe they're still thinking about that one.......

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    No 8 Rifles

    Peter I take your point but with letters and e mails at the very least we can bombard HBSA / NRA / NSRA with copies and then ask crunchy questions about what they did. All good fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Laidlericon View Post
    I got all excited reading this - until I read those initials HBSA and NRA. Look lads.........., don't even bother getting them involved with anything sensible. You are simply wasting your valuable time. I told them about the disposal of the single shot, straight pull bolt action SA80/L98 rifles that were perfectly legal and............. Maybe they're still thinking about that one.......
    I don't remember that Peter.

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    Take it from me Beery, I did. But reading it again, I didn't mean the HBSA but the SBRA/the small bore rifle assn based at Bisley confusing small-bore No8's/SBRA with the HBSA. Totally different animals of course.

    Maybe the HBSA ought to write to the Defence Minister.

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    Is Geat Britainicon not a signatory to that UN convention that prohibits sale of military weapons to the citizenry? Here in Aust, as I understand, under the treaty they can only be sold off to the government of a country aligned with NATO and only under the condition that they could never get into civilian hands.
    Luckily for our friends over the ditch, the NZicon gov saw the value in not signing, which resulted in the release of all the NZ contract No8 rifles to auction.
    Surely logic should dictate that a single shot .22lr target rifle would not be an asset to a criminal or terrorist organisation, especially considering the cost they would pull at auction as collectables.

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    Logic and Government !!!!!! maybe one day Son, but doubt I,ll see it in my life time.

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    They must be destroyed by mutilation. Anything less will not meet their treaty obligations.

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    Well I've posted this on the HBSA forum hopefully we can do something as NZicon shooters did when faced with the same scenario a few years ago.

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