Originally Posted By Agent_Funky:
Yes I know all bullets "expand" when they hit stuff to some degree but in the UK we have this utterly retarded distinction left to us by the tossers in the Labour Party between "Target" and "Expanding" ammunition.
This means that if you are purely a target shooter you will not be allowed to posess expanding ammuntion because it is deemed icky and dangerous. Only Hunters are allowed to have expanding ammo.
Well recently, some fuckstick in the Home Orrifice has decided that the Hornady A-Max is an expanding bullet because it is designed to expand and fragment on impact with steel plates. Any target shooter who doesn't have expanding missiles on his ticket but has a stash of batched A-Max for reloading is now in posession of a Section 5 component an can be arrested for firearms offences
. It's never going to result in much in reality because the Police know it's a bloody stupid decision. I can see my local police facepalming at this already.
This has caused much consternation among UK shooters who thing the whole decision is a load of fucking bollocks and that the distinction between target ammo and hunting ammo is a bureaucratic mess left as a hang over from the anti-gun Labour Govt. I've never seen a fox complain about the difference.
I hope Hornady will back up the UK Gun Trade and get this bullshit overturned and help us redifine the A-max for the UK market. I know there is a proposed change in the legislation to do away with this silly bloody distinction as it has absolutely no bearing on public safety whatsoever. Bit even so I despair at the legacy left us by the liberal wankers that imposed the 1997 Amendments.
So my question........ Is the A-Max a target or hunting bullet......or both?
You guys need to declare independence from Great Britain for the good of Great Britain.