The article in last weeks Shooting Times set me thinking. I've had my FAC for nearly two years now and I've got a .22 LR and .22 Hornet with which I have done a fair bit of foxing and rabbit control. I've become interested in the prospect of Deer stalking and did my DSC1 last October; and I hope to soon be having permission for ground that has been cleared for .243 cal. as there are foxes and occasional fallow deer present.
My question is what is the forum opinion with regard to possible calibre restrictions should a lead ban arise - as the article reported that the RSPB found the difference in effectiveness of copper to lead to be marginal. However, as there is also adverse opinion on .243 for some deer is it likely the two could be lumped together and in the future .243 is restricted to Roe, Muntjac and CWD?
Should I get permission - would it be advisable to try and get something like .260 Rem approved on said ground?.