I'm amazed, truely amazed after talking to the head of firearms licensing today. Cutting a long story short, I could originally only have a .375 h&h for hunting in Europe but couldn't use it in the UK. Originally it was only going to be use only in Europe and possess out of the cabinet when travelling to and from!
Only after discussion and lots of it did we get to the stage were it was agreed that I could zero it on suitable land in the UK. The reason for the hassle is the caliber too powerful for shooting game in the uk (the guideline say so ...... do they heck) because it is a dangerous game caliber. But it's ok as per the conditions of my certificate to shoot rabbits with my .308 he agreed!
Please tell me it's not me that's lost the plot..