Chances that we'll get our semi-auto .22's back?

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Re: Chances that we'll get our semi-auto .22's back?

Post by bladeracer » 20 Jun 2018, 9:38 pm

cracker wrote:if you want cat c stuff get your collectors license.


And spend your time just looking at it occasionally instead of shooting it all the time?
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Post by bladeracer » 20 Jun 2018, 9:39 pm

bullzeye wrote:Reason I ask is because you can usually only do 1 shoot per year on a collectors license..


Yep. My DFO tried the old "if you want so many rifles why don't you just get a collector's licence" on me. I had to explain to him that the reason I want so many rifles is because I enjoy actually shooting them!
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Post by cracker » 21 Jun 2018, 4:51 pm

bladeracer wrote:
bullzeye wrote:Reason I ask is because you can usually only do 1 shoot per year on a collectors license..


Yep. My DFO tried the old "if you want so many rifles why don't you just get a collector's licence" on me. I had to explain to him that the reason I want so many rifles is because I enjoy actually shooting them!


Do your own research, its all written down.
Theres a few clubs that do a shoot every month
Pre 47 hand guns and cat c stuff, its alot of work but its good fun.
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Re: Chances that we'll get our semi-auto .22's back?

Post by bladeracer » 21 Jun 2018, 10:57 pm

cracker wrote:Do your own research, its all written down.
Theres a few clubs that do a shoot every month
Pre 47 hand guns and cat c stuff, its alot of work but its good fun.


Not much fun for me if I have to go to a club event to be able to shoot them...
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Re: Chances that we'll get our semi-auto .22's back?

Post by bullzeye » 22 Jun 2018, 10:01 am

cracker wrote:
bladeracer wrote:
bullzeye wrote:Reason I ask is because you can usually only do 1 shoot per year on a collectors license..


Yep. My DFO tried the old "if you want so many rifles why don't you just get a collector's licence" on me. I had to explain to him that the reason I want so many rifles is because I enjoy actually shooting them!


Do your own research, its all written down.
Theres a few clubs that do a shoot every month
Pre 47 hand guns and cat c stuff, its alot of work but its good fun.


I’ve looked at collectors clubs over many years and haven’t found anyone doing a shoot once per month.

As you are in the know, maybe you could share the details of these clubs.

The requirements in NSW for collectors is a minimum 1 attendance per year. If there are clubs that run monthly meets I may well be interested in joining such a club. I’d say many in Vic, Qld etc may also be interested.
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Re: Chances that we'll get our semi-auto .22's back?

Post by cracker » 22 Jun 2018, 4:04 pm

bladeracer wrote:
cracker wrote:Do your own research, its all written down.
Theres a few clubs that do a shoot every month
Pre 47 hand guns and cat c stuff, its alot of work but its good fun.


Not much fun for me if I have to go to a club event to be able to shoot them...


them be the rules my friend, your choice if you obey them or not.
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Re: Chances that we'll get our semi-auto .22's back?

Post by cracker » 22 Jun 2018, 4:04 pm

bullzeye wrote:
cracker wrote:
bladeracer wrote:
bullzeye wrote:Reason I ask is because you can usually only do 1 shoot per year on a collectors license..


Yep. My DFO tried the old "if you want so many rifles why don't you just get a collector's licence" on me. I had to explain to him that the reason I want so many rifles is because I enjoy actually shooting them!


Do your own research, its all written down.
Theres a few clubs that do a shoot every month
Pre 47 hand guns and cat c stuff, its alot of work but its good fun.


I’ve looked at collectors clubs over many years and haven’t found anyone doing a shoot once per month.

As you are in the know, maybe you could share the details of these clubs.

The requirements in NSW for collectors is a minimum 1 attendance per year. If there are clubs that run monthly meets I may well be interested in joining such a club. I’d say many in Vic, Qld etc may also be interested.


youd have to ring around mate i know nothing about nsw sorry.
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Post by bullzeye » 22 Jun 2018, 7:36 pm

cracker wrote:
bullzeye wrote:
cracker wrote:
bladeracer wrote:
bullzeye wrote:Reason I ask is because you can usually only do 1 shoot per year on a collectors license..


Yep. My DFO tried the old "if you want so many rifles why don't you just get a collector's licence" on me. I had to explain to him that the reason I want so many rifles is because I enjoy actually shooting them!


Do your own research, its all written down.
Theres a few clubs that do a shoot every month
Pre 47 hand guns and cat c stuff, its alot of work but its good fun.


I’ve looked at collectors clubs over many years and haven’t found anyone doing a shoot once per month.

As you are in the know, maybe you could share the details of these clubs.

The requirements in NSW for collectors is a minimum 1 attendance per year. If there are clubs that run monthly meets I may well be interested in joining such a club. I’d say many in Vic, Qld etc may also be interested.


youd have to ring around mate i know nothing about nsw sorry.


I’m genuinely interested to find out more about any collectors clubs in Australia that do monthly shoots, even clubs not in NSW. Which ones in your state do it?

SSAA doesn’t post much up to date info but I found a South Australian branch that only does 1 collectors shoot per year - http://www.ssaapara.org.au/Sections/201 ... rogram.pdf

I think many other SSAA branches around Australia would follow a similar events calendar.
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Re: Chances that we'll get our semi-auto .22's back?

Post by bladeracer » 23 Jun 2018, 12:12 pm

cracker wrote:
bladeracer wrote:
cracker wrote:Do your own research, its all written down.
Theres a few clubs that do a shoot every month
Pre 47 hand guns and cat c stuff, its alot of work but its good fun.


Not much fun for me if I have to go to a club event to be able to shoot them...


them be the rules my friend, your choice if you obey them or not.


Yeah, a choice that results in losing all your firearms and licences.
The fact is, a Collector's Licence is for people to own firearms without actually being a shooter. If you want to shoot your firearms there's no reason to have a Collector's Licence.
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Post by cracker » 23 Jun 2018, 7:35 pm

Yeah, a choice that results in losing all your firearms and licences.
The fact is, a Collector's Licence is for people to own firearms without actually being a shooter. If you want to shoot your firearms there's no reason to have a Collector's Licence.[/quote]


...other then the fact that you can once a month at little river.
same with cat h, can only shoot at the club, i dont see the issue?
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Post by bladeracer » 23 Jun 2018, 7:52 pm

cracker wrote:...other then the fact that you can once a month at little river.
same with cat h, can only shoot at the club, i dont see the issue?


Cat H allows you to shoot your handguns anytime a range is available, if you own them on a Collector's licence it doesn't matter whether the ranges are open, you can't go and shoot them.

You're telling us that Little River allows you to take your firearms that you own on a Collector's Licence, and shoot them once a month?
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Re: Chances that we'll get our semi-auto .22's back?

Post by cracker » 23 Jun 2018, 8:29 pm

bladeracer wrote:
cracker wrote:...other then the fact that you can once a month at little river.
same with cat h, can only shoot at the club, i dont see the issue?


Cat H allows you to shoot your handguns anytime a range is available, if you own them on a Collector's licence it doesn't matter whether the ranges are open, you can't go and shoot them.

You're telling us that Little River allows you to take your firearms that you own on a Collector's Licence, and shoot them once a month?


yes, club approved day. sunday every month basically.
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Post by Urastus » 09 Jan 2019, 11:15 am

TBJ wrote:Imagine the Bunnies you could get with that thing, goodbye bunny colonies


I don't think you'd hit much - but they would have shell shock :lol:
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Post by Blr243 » 09 Jan 2019, 1:42 pm

When I saw ( the chances of us getting semi auto 22 back ) I instantly thought of the Aerosmith song ......DREAM ON
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Re: Chances that we'll get our semi-auto .22's back?

Post by ZXRR » 09 Jan 2019, 8:29 pm

Way too many lefties in this country, who think peoples rights ends where their feelings begin, The whole system needs a re-work, C/H should be on A&B, and the licenses should expire every 10 years.

It got me thinking, imagine if we did get to buy 10/22... it will probably costs us each $2000 seeing these ridiculous prices as of late (Especially surplus military rifles).
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Re: Chances that we'll get our semi-auto .22's back?

Post by bladeracer » 10 Jan 2019, 12:05 pm

ZXRR wrote:Way too many lefties in this country, who think peoples rights ends where their feelings begin, The whole system needs a re-work, C/H should be on A&B, and the licenses should expire every 10 years.

It got me thinking, imagine if we did get to buy 10/22... it will probably costs us each $2000 seeing these ridiculous prices as of late (Especially surplus military rifles).


When I bought my 10/22 in 1983 it was $220. My Remington 788 .222Rem was 199. A sporterised M96 6.5x55mm was $160 and an original M38 6.5x55mm was $99. The 10/22 was never a "cheap" rifle. Nowadays the 10/22 is $700, as is a Remington 783. If anything, the 10/22 is now cheaper than it was 35 years ago. I paid $800 for my M38 though, milsurps are getting expensive these days.
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Re: Chances that we'll get our semi-auto .22's back?

Post by ZXRR » 10 Jan 2019, 1:08 pm

bladeracer wrote:
ZXRR wrote:Way too many lefties in this country, who think peoples rights ends where their feelings begin, The whole system needs a re-work, C/H should be on A&B, and the licenses should expire every 10 years.

It got me thinking, imagine if we did get to buy 10/22... it will probably costs us each $2000 seeing these ridiculous prices as of late (Especially surplus military rifles).


When I bought my 10/22 in 1983 it was $220. My Remington 788 .222Rem was 199. A sporterised M96 6.5x55mm was $160 and an original M38 6.5x55mm was $99. The 10/22 was never a "cheap" rifle. Nowadays the 10/22 is $700, as is a Remington 783. If anything, the 10/22 is now cheaper than it was 35 years ago. I paid $800 for my M38 though, milsurps are getting expensive these days.


Interesting prices, it's a shame i missed all of them as i wasn't even born! As for the price of the 10/22 now, it's surprising especially in australia. Though it makes sense since i even see M1 carbines for around 600-700+. Prices of milsurps are just getting embarrassing these days, especially as someone that loves shooting them and collects.

Typical simple NO4 MK1 going for around $1100-1300 these days (Which is ridiculous).
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Re: Chances that we'll get our semi-auto .22's back?

Post by bladeracer » 10 Jan 2019, 1:28 pm

ZXRR wrote:Interesting prices, it's a shame i missed all of them as i wasn't even born! As for the price of the 10/22 now, it's surprising especially in australia. Though it makes sense since i even see M1 carbines for around 600-700+. Prices of milsurps are just getting embarrassing these days, especially as someone that loves shooting them and collects.

Typical simple NO4 MK1 going for around $1100-1300 these days (Which is ridiculous).


It could perhaps be argued that the true cost of owning a 10/22 is significantly higher due to the security and licencing required, but the cost of the rifle itself is excellent. For similar money though, the Ruger American is a far better rifle.

Yep, milsurps seem to have really taken off in recent years. I paid $800 for my basic M91/30 with bayonet and sling about four years ago.
My No.4 Mk1* was about $800 delivered from SA about four years ago, with spike bayonet, sling and 400 bullets, no brass unfortunately.
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