As a kid, I could quote the velocity, m.e., ballistic coefficient, etc for just about every sporting rifle calibre...50 plus years on, I am a keen game shooter, deer stalker and occasional fisher (and if I put my mind to it, I can probably still remember a lot of those numbers!). As a friend said, I am the retail trade's best friend, always interested in new "toys", cameras also coming into that equation. Over the last 20 years, I have owned Tikka, Sako , Blaser, Carl Gustav and, currently voere rifles. Calibre of choice was for a long time 6.5x55, now .243 (the Voere shoots Norma into under half inch groups). Now based in Hampshire after 20 years in Scotland, I am thinking about a 7.08- the deer down here are so much damned bigger!