View Full Version : Very OT, and sorry RJ

09-03-2008, 07:29 PM
Firstly, sorry RJ for not posting this in the general observations thread... I'm too excited for that.

To make the long story short, Foe has finally received his firearms license today http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Lol, they said I'd get it in September, and so I did (did my exam at the end of June). Took them a while, but heck. At least it didn't get lost in the mail, like the letter to my girlfriend.

Well, now I gotta call the range and make sure that they either allow or don't allow lead ammunition... Cause apparently the cops aren't using lead anymore. Or so my dad said. Haven't had time to check yet.
Then I shall get myself a .22 rifle that takes either the regular .22 long rifle or a .22 Winchester magnum... Still haven't decided. The small one doesn't feel serious when you shoot it, but it's dirt cheap. The Win Mag is exact opposite. Gonna go to the store and see what they have to offer...

And for those who may think so, no I'm not after people.

09-04-2008, 12:35 AM

09-04-2008, 07:01 AM


I just wish that modern, non-totalitarian governments would recognize the simple fact that people who want to buy .22 target rifles DO NOT pose a criminal or terrorist threat!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

(....At least no more than the person who buys a modern compound bow!)

Have fun!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif


09-04-2008, 07:41 AM
Glad to hear if Foe! Hope you enjoy it. It's well worth the wait, I'm sure.

09-04-2008, 07:43 AM
......Oh! .....and by the way; .....Regarding your choice of cartridges:

The choice between the .22 Magnum and the .22 Long Rifle can be a difficult one: The .22 WMR is indeed a more powerful round, and will show you velocities in the 1900 to 2200 F.P.S. range, depending on whether you choose the 30 or 40 grain projectiles.

The .22 Long Rifle, while somewhat less powerful, is a far more versatile cartridge, due to the wide selection of loads available.

This selection covers a broad range of velocities; ...From sub-sonic plinking and target loads to the 1400 F.P.S., 31 grain high performance hunting loads.

The "sub-sonic" versus "super-sonic" issue is one that bears a lot of consideration if any outdoor shooting is a possibility: ....The "Sonic Crack" (...or sonic "boom", if you prefer) is THE MOST SIGNIFICANT noise these cartridges produce when fired from a rifle-length barrel. It is also the noise that most bystanders identity as "rifle fire". Furthermore, it is not a "single source" sound, .....as it is propagated as long as the projectile is super-sonic: ....So remote observers may find it still very noticeable even 200 yards from your actual shooting bench.

With the .22 WMR round, you're stuck with the "sonic boom".

The sub-sonic .22 Long Rifle rounds, on the other hand, completely avoid the issue, and are amazingly quiet when fired from a rifle-length barrel. (...In some cases, so quiet that a sound suppressor would be almost entirely superfluous!) The noise level is even lower when using some of the specialty offerings like the .22 Long CB!

The sub-sonic .22 Long Rifle loads can also show you superior accuracy, because their projectiles never have to endure the turbulence that occurs in "the trans-sonic phase" as the projectile makes the transition from super-sonic to sub-sonic flight.

Choose carefully!


09-04-2008, 12:58 PM
Klcarroll, you are my hero! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

The only range available to me is an indoor one, so I suppose the subsonic long rifle is the one for me. I doubt people would be happy with that sonic crack echoing off the walls :P

And the LR ammo is so cheap http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

And if people shoot bigger things in there, heck... That means one more trip to the gun store then :P

09-04-2008, 01:44 PM

I'm not fully "up to speed" on Canadian law.

Once you have the Firearms License, is there a limit to how many weapons you can purchase???

...and can you take your rifle to rural areas for hunting or outdoor practice??


09-04-2008, 02:31 PM

There is no limit, really, as long as they are allowed by your license (for instance, I can't buy nor own nor inherit a handgun).

Prohibited ones you can't own, which include antiques, fully automatic weapons, or semi-automatic with a mag of more than 5 rounds. I know, it's stupid, but heck, thats the law.
Also, flechette shotgun shells, sawn-offs and home-modified rifles, such as, again, sawn-off barrels.

You can take your firearm to the countryside no problem. It just has to be further than a specified distance of a city (can't remember how far tho). So if I decided to shoot in the middle of newhere, I'd be ok usuallyhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

09-06-2008, 05:25 PM
Congrats bro http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif