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Fletching
16-02-2012, 05:59 PM
Just got my renewal form from BASC (http://www.basc.org.uk/). It's 66 for year's full membership - with the insurance included. Anyone know of a cheaper way of insuring?

Cheers

Steve :)

Aaron Rushton
16-02-2012, 06:34 PM
if your only shooting airguns, try B.A.S.A. im a junior so insurance with basc is much cheaper :P

Fletching
16-02-2012, 07:01 PM
Cheers Aaron - looking now...

Steve :)

rich290185
16-02-2012, 08:43 PM
hi yer i have BASA cant rember how much a year it is tho

jus_young
16-02-2012, 10:00 PM
A google search on BASA brings up some great results.

happybonzo
17-02-2012, 06:56 AM
The best thing about BASC is that their legal people are really switched on. I do agree though that it is expensive especially if you just pay and don't use any of their services.
It's a bit like car insurance, isn't it? Every year it goes up. I've just re-insured my Motorhome and had quotes from 180 through to 500. You do wonder where they get their figures from sometimes

apologies for a rant

Fletching
17-02-2012, 07:00 AM
Completely agree HB.

Thanks for all the help guys but I'm actually going to stick with BASC for the time being. Most farmers are familiar with the organisation and are more amenable to letting you get permission if you can show them your BASC ID and insurance (and promise 'em some bunnies for the pot).

Cheers

Steve :)

Oh, I might be trading in my Edgar Bros XVI soon as it weighs a bloody ton (esp. with my dodgy back)! Great rifle apart from that though.

happybonzo
17-02-2012, 07:10 AM
I think you've really cracked it when you say that
Most farmers are familiar with the organisation and are more amenable to letting you get permission if you can show them your BASC ID and insurance

It's rather like the DSC1 and DSC2 business. It has no standing but has become the standard that is accepted.

Edgar Bros XVI - very nice but I still prefer weapons at FAC levels. When you take the cost of the Edgar Bros offering (750+) and then look at the cost of a little BSA Sportsman 2nd hand (I paid 35 for mine) then it all becomes a nonsense.

If you like the Mil look then have a look at these Bad Boys - LINKY (http://www.suffolkrifle.com/SuffolkRifle/)

Fletching
17-02-2012, 07:21 AM
Not really bothered about the mil look TBH. I do fancy the Edgar Bros FAC rifles (http://shootingsports.edgarbrothers.com/pages/Firearms--Air-Guns1.aspx) though and believe they have a pretty good rep.

happybonzo
17-02-2012, 11:15 AM
Have a look on www.guntrader.co.uk there's plenty of highly desirable rifles and shotties on there

Gray Fox
18-02-2012, 11:08 AM
Before joining BASC have a look at the 'Scottish Association for Country Sports'at http:/www.sacs.org.uk
Their membership fees are Full member 35, Senior Citizen 22 & Junior (under 18) Free. For this you get 10,000,000 third party insurance cover for any field sport. & up to 100,000 legal expenses cover.

Gray Fox
18-02-2012, 03:38 PM
This web link [/B]http://www.sacs.org.uk/sacs-membership-comes-out-tops-in-sporting-gun-magazine-i197.html [B] is to a comparison of Insuraces offered to members of different Field sports associations that was published in ''Sporting Gun'' magazine

Mick
28-02-2012, 05:13 PM
Just got my renewal form from BASC (http://www.basc.org.uk/). It's 66 for year's full membership - with the insurance included. Anyone know of a cheaper way of insuring?

Cheers

Steve :)

Hi Steve I use "Country Cover Ltd" much cheaper and gives you same cover as BASC ! 19.95 for 12 month cover or Six month 12-95 and can all be done instantly online.

www.ccc3.org.uk

No conection with the above just a happy customer.

rapidboy
29-02-2012, 09:06 AM
Another SACS member here, my club switched from BASC a few years ago and aside from being cheaper we have found the SACS are a lot more helpful.

wizardbiz
05-03-2012, 10:47 AM
Just got my renewal form from BASC (http://www.basc.org.uk/). It's 66 for year's full membership - with the insurance included. Anyone know of a cheaper way of insuring?

Cheers

Steve :)
i gave up on basc a few years back after meeting a guy from the cpsa ( clay pigeon shooting asc) im now a member even tho i rarely shoot clay ( clays taste earthy and tough once cooked) they insure you for 1 million liability for around 30 a year. you also get a crap magazine sent through post. i would never go back to basc.