My FAC allows me to own one .308 CF with moderator which I have filled with my Tikka. Can I buy another .308 CF (private, second hand sale - rifle to be sent to my local RFD) whilst I wait for my FAC to be returned with an additional slot for the new .308?
Also, I have an open slot for a semi-auto .22 which I have never filled - can this be replaced with the additional .308 slot I will need to buy the new rifle and still classed as a variation? I ask because I'm wanting to replace my permission for a LR with a CF rifle and don't know if this is permissible under the rules of "variation".
Ive read that variations generally have a faster turn around - is this right?
The local RFD will hold the new rifle till my FAC is returned with the additional .308 slot.
I hope that lot makes sense? Any help in this matter will be gratefully received as I've read numerous rules n regulations and am now completely confused!