Rifle calibre crackdown

 Here we go again, another firearm "crack down".....

 

Recently they came up with the brainwave to psych test lecensed firearms owners, all 80,000 of us ( because clearly we are running around going fucking mad ), and now they want to outlaw certain calibres...

 

While it is only going to affect a small minority of owners by the sounds of things, it feels like these sort of vote grabbing changes will continue and it will become too difficult and expensive to own a firearm...

 

 


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Zero consultation.

Tue, 2023-02-14 17:27

 Headline grabbing bullshit from the masters of it. Quick online look this arvo and I couldnt find what calibres are going to be bought back, whatever it is a continuation of the erosion of our rights and heading towards no hunting or fishing.

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 mainly .338 Lapua by the

Wed, 2023-02-15 05:18

 mainly .338 Lapua by the looks.

The rest are not very common mostly

  1. .340 Weatherby Magnum
  2. .28 Nosler
  3. .330 Dakota
  4. .338 Lapua
  5. .300 Lapua Magnum
  6. .338-404 Jeffery
  7. .338 Norma Magnum
  8. .338-378 Weatherby Magnum
  9. .338 Edge
  10. .30-378 Weatherby Magnum
  11. .300 Norma Magnum
  12. .375 A-Square
  13. .375 Gibbs
  14. .460 Steyr
  15. .375 CheyTac
  16. .416 Barrett
  17. .408 CheyTac
  18. .50 BMG
  19. .55 Boys
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 From what I understand it

Tue, 2023-02-14 18:07

 From what I understand it won't affect many of us depending on what type of shooting you do.Its the cannons they want.   22/250, 45/70 and the like.Apparently there's less than 250 of these rifles registered in wa and about 70 of them are already in retail outlets ( gun shops) still bullshit robbing legit owners of these 

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Been here before

Tue, 2023-02-14 18:30

 Gov decided 5 shot 12g pump actions can't be owned by responsible licenced shooters.

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 Yeah same mate gave up a

Tue, 2023-02-14 18:41

 Yeah same mate gave up a couple of weapons myself last time around.The new ones I got due to the buy back are nice but the slr's were bloody handy

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 Neither of those are on the

Wed, 2023-02-15 05:20

 Neither of those are on the list I have 

 

Prohibited Firearm List

 

Make

Model

Notes

1

Accuracy International

AXMC

Chambered in .338 Lapua

2

APRS

Target

Chambered in .375 CheyTac

3

Armalite

AR 50

 

4

Barnard

GP

Chambered in .50 BMG

5

Barnard

PL

Chambered in .338 Lapua

6

Barnard

PL

Chambered in .338-.378 Weatherby Magnum

7

Barnard

PL

Chambered .30-.378 Weatherby Magnum

8

Barnard

P-CHEY

Chambered in .375 Gibbs

9

BAT Machine

M

Chambered in .338 Lapua

10

BAT Machine

HR

Chambered in .300 Norma Magnum

11

Boys

MK 1

 

12

Blaser

R93 Tactical

Chambered in .338 Lapua

13

Blaser

R8

Chambered in .338 Lapua

14

Browning

X-Bolt

Chambered in .28 Nosler

15

Cheytac

M200

 

16

Desert Tech

HTI

 

17

Gunwerks

Verdict LR1500

 

18

Howa

1500

Chambered in .338 Lapua

19

H-S Precision

HTR

Chambered in .338 Lapua

20

McMillan

TAC-50

 

21

McMillan

TAC-338

 

22

McMillan

G30

Chambered in .300 Norma Magnum

23

McMillan

MCRT

Chambered in .338 Lapua

24

McMillan

TAC-416

 

25

Nesika

MT

Chambered in .338 Lapua

26

Remington

40 X TARGET

Chambered in .338 Lapua

27

Remington

700

Chambered in .338 Lapua

28

Remington

700

Chambered in .338 Edge

29

Sako

TRG 42

Chambered in .338 Lapua

30

Sako

TRG M10

Chambered in .338 Lapua

31

Sako

85 LONG RANGE

Chambered in .338 Lapua

32

Sako

M995

Chambered in a .30-378 Weatherby Magnum

33

Savage

10

Chambered in .338 Lapua

34

Savage

110

Chambered in .338 Lapua

35

Savage

110

Chambered in .338 Norma Magnum

36

Savage

111 Long Range Hunter

Chambered in .338 Lapua

37

Savage

112 Magnum Target

Chambered in .338 Lapua

38

Serbu

BFG-50

 

39

Stiller Precision Firearms

TAC 408

Chambered in .375 CheyTac

40

Stiller Precision Firearms

TAC 408

Chambered in .338 Lapua

41

Stiller Precision Firearms

TAC 338

Chambered in .338 Lapua

42

Stiller Precision Firearms

TAC 338

Chambered in .338 Norma Magnum

43

Stiller Precision Firearms

APRS

Chambered in .338 Norma Magnum

44

Stiller Precision Firearms

Predator

Chambered in .338 Edge

45

Steyr

SSG 08-A1

 

46

Steyr

CL II

Chambered in .338 Lapua

47

Surgeon Rifles

XL Remedy

Chambered in .338 Lapua

48

Victrix

Scorpio

 

49

Victrix

Tormento

 

50

Victrix

Corvo

 

51

Voere

M2

Chambered in .338 Lapua

52

Weatherby

Mark V

Chambered in .338 Lapua

53

Weatherby

Mark V

Chambered in .338-.378 Weatherby Magnum

54

Weatherby

Mark V

Chambered in .30-.378 Weatherby Magnum

55

Weatherby

Mark V

Chambered in .340 Weatherby Magnum

56

Weatherby

Mark V

Chambered in .338 Norma Magnum

 
Prohibited Ammunition List

  1. .340 Weatherby Magnum
  2. .28 Nosler
  3. .330 Dakota
  4. .338 Lapua
  5. .300 Lapua Magnum
  6. .338-404 Jeffery
  7. .338 Norma Magnum
  8. .338-378 Weatherby Magnum
  9. .338 Edge
  10. .30-378 Weatherby Magnum
  11. .300 Norma Magnum
  12. .375 A-Square
  13. .375 Gibbs
  14. .460 Steyr
  15. .375 CheyTac
  16. .416 Barrett
  17. .408 CheyTac
  18. .50 BMG
  19. .55 Boys
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Listed in this article

Tue, 2023-02-14 19:31

Can't seem to paste. Go to sporting shooter website. There is a list there.

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 It's all the hyper large

Tue, 2023-02-14 21:34

 It's all the hyper large caliber rounds. Very specific long range stuff. Quite odd because apparently there are only 250 odd rifles affected by this change. 
Nearly all will be custom rifles and all reloading their own rounds. 
Smells political not practical to me. 

 

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 Na not the large calibers,

Wed, 2023-02-15 05:22

 Na not the large calibers, more the high powers like .338 Lapua, Weatherby Magnums etc

Plus of course the .50BMG

Doesnt look like the large calibers like 45/70 and 44 mags are included

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 That's why I said hyper.

Wed, 2023-02-15 07:11

 That's why I said hyper. Plenty of the larger stuff survived the list. 416 rigby still ok but 416 barret on the list. 

 

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 All long range sniper style

Wed, 2023-02-15 08:18

 All long range sniper style arms.I would think the incident at the motorplex may have motivated this move

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 Agreed Bodgy. There are

Wed, 2023-02-15 10:49

 Agreed Bodgy. There are probably little or none of these that aren't licenced so it is clearly political IMO. A mate who is a crack shooter and often empl;oyed by councils to shoot stuff said there's only 14 50 cal sniper rifles and they shoot at a specific location only. Not much of a risk is it?

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 At a specific location owned

Wed, 2023-02-15 11:13

 At a specific location owned by someone that absolutely has the premiers ear? 
There's something fishy about it alright. 

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Won't be long

Wed, 2023-02-15 10:22

They'll be coming for land based shark fishing tackle.

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Wed, 2023-02-15 12:39

Brought to you by the Government that 'kept us all safe' by banning plastic gel blaster guns i.e. glorified nerf guns. The Quigley/Papalia/McGowan circle jerk is a worrying one to say the least.

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I think it’s more to do

Wed, 2023-02-15 20:43

With taking kids life’s and your own . Hence tests they want done yearly on mental health . Shootings in America . I handed all mine in ( semi autos only , years ago) . It only takes a few people to do wrong thing everyone cops it . Knee jerk reaction once again . Pretty soon everything most of us enjoy will be taken away .what will happen when zombies take over the world ( where f&$@ed) bows / gings ( sling shot) crossbows , everything I grew up with taken away . Sad but it’s the new world . Hunt and gather for family gone now

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 Unfortunately with no

Thu, 2023-02-16 06:47

 Unfortunately with no opposition party, they can do as they please.

 

An easy vote grab.

 

In ten years when they've made it too difficult and too expensive for the average licensed firearms owner to bother, bikies and the likes will be 3D printing whatever fucking rocket launcher they want.

 

I've got no problem with adhering to rules and regs that are well thought out and with good reason to introduce.

 

It's all about the vote now, common sense doesn't prevail.

 

 

 

 

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Suggestion

Thu, 2023-02-16 09:20

 I go along with Timboons sentiments above.

Suggestion;

Some of you guys should join or form a committee or Working Group to lobby the Government.

Heres the perfect chance for those who didn't like the Demersal outcome, to show how they will do it differently?

Idea being that without any opposition to it, they can use it to justify their restrictions, being "universally unopposed".

Just be prepared for people to get the pitchforks out later and chase you around because "you did nothing".

Or are "in their pockets".

Or "just gave lip service :-)"

Or "shoulda done something..."

Or worse "why did you guys make those stupid rules..."

Note-this is tongue in cheek, with a bit of truth behind it.

I've heard all the above here in general and worse, personally while out and about.

But seriously, from my position though, I am a paid member of the SSAA, and also contribute to the National Shooting Council who go a bit harder than the SSAA.

Suggest minimum joining BOTH the above organisations NOW, rather than saying "I'm not giving them anything, they've never helped me".

The Gov process involves chipping away piece by piece as each time most people say "that wont affect me", when it does theres not enough left to care.

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 Point well made and its time

Fri, 2023-02-17 09:24

 Point well made and its time I put some money towards those that hopefully have some weight....

 

We dont need an NRA but fuck me, this country is weak as piss at times....

 

On a slightly lighter note....

 

I knew a fella who lived in a remote area albeit fairly close to Adelaide, remote suited him as he was a market gardener lets just say....

 

He one day had a visit from the police, i'm not sure if he got done for the variety of tomatoes he was growing but I know they went through his gun safe...

 

He had a .338, on this 338 it had a large muzzle break...

 

One of the wise ass young coppers tried to go him for having a silencer on the rifle, so while they were occupied sitfing through the other rifles in the safe he's slid a round into the .338 and let it go down the driveway while they were all standing in the shed, he was quick enough to get his ear muffs on but my guess is that young cop still suffers from hearing loss from that day....

 

I hope he got a refund on the silencer as it didn't work very well that day :)

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 Silencers are an interesting

Fri, 2023-02-17 10:03

 Silencers are an interesting situation, illegal here for some reason, encouraged in NZ and other countries.

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 Yep, fucking ridiculous

Fri, 2023-02-17 13:57

 Yep, fucking ridiculous again....

 

Again assuming people are doing the wrong thing....

 

Need some rangers or professional shooters to sue the Gov for hearing loss...

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It's a sad state of affairs Boon

Fri, 2023-02-17 19:29

 Our fishing rights are being stripped.

Shooters/hunters are getting the rough end of the Pineapple.

It seems like the "socialists" are taking over and having their way.

The Shooters and Fishers Party seem pretty toothless- many would say the same about Recfishwest.

The Eagles will probably have another shit year .

Seems like the yanks are trying to start WW3.

Doesn't seem to much cause for optimism lately!

Could be time for a Fishwrecked Party to be formed so we can maybe claw back some of our lost leisure activities from these numpties in power.

How many members do we have on the forum?

I think all you need to form a political party is 500 members??

Otherwise, we just keep taking it up the kybher pass I guess.

I'll stop my rambling rant now lol.

 

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 You're 4 weeks too early

Sat, 2023-02-18 13:38

 You're 4 weeks too early around these parts Gassy ...

 

How you going mate?

 

Are you in prime condition coming off a Stella pre season?

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Going well thanks Boon

Sat, 2023-02-18 19:05

 Wouldn't say I'm in prime condition similar to some of the older Eagles players.

Went fishing the other week for the first time in 3 years with the local charter operator here in Geraldton. Caught a couple of small Pink Snapper and a couple of Rat Sambos, so better than nothing I guess.

Still focusing on land fishing I.e. prospecting these days.