Ok folks this may take some time but I have an issue with our licencing (Britain). It appears " police intelligence" as it was put to me by my firearms licensing liaison officer and also a police force from hundreds of miles away (leading me to believe in an informant) has been in touch with him to get in touch with me as they all believe I am breaking the law. This is perplexing as the shooting of a solid projectile from a smoothbore that ticks all the boxes so can be held on a shotgun licence can not use ammunition loaded with a single slug all ball. This is a copy of the law. iii) Shotgun cartridges 2.53 A shotgun certificate is not required to possess or acquire shotgun cartridges containing five or more shot, none of which exceeds .36 inch in diameter. All ordinary shot cartridges are covered by this description. However, a shotgun certificate (or firearm certificate authorising possession of a section 1 shotgun) is normally required to purchase shotgun cartridges. All single bulleted ammunition, for example solid slug, spherical ball or projectiles for birdscaring equipment, is subject to the requirement for a firearm certificate. As I have always understood this is that it is in relation to ammunition for breech loaders thus by default muzzleloaders are exempt. However my liaison officer says " I simply can not assume I can shoot solid ball from a muzzleloader". That is very perplexing indeed. To me that means if something in law is not restricting something I still can not do it!! Lots of humour could be written on that bases on a wide range of topics! Any way it looks like I am being watched! Good for a self acclaimed free country! It appears and I hope I am wrong that mail for on line comps here have not made their destination! This leads me to believe they have been intercepted by monitoring conversations on here by me. So it looks like I have to stop using ball and stick to shot. For years I have applied for a patch ball rifle to be added to my firearms certificate but they will not allow it for hunting! I have had and can have a breech loader that can hurl a bullet for miles but a ball long rifle that struggles to go 1000 yards errrrr no! Then after finding a loop hole in the law regarding smoothbores muzzleloaders am jumped on for assuming! Assuming what? Assuming I can hunt a rabbit thus or enter a postal match! I never realised just how evil a criminal I really am but I am so glad my hard earned taxes are going to the prevention of serious crime! I can forsee me losing my licenses soon and won't it make the British public so much safer! So there you have folks, modern Britain hasn't changed much at all! B.