As it has been a long time since I last held a FAC or even a SGC and it seems everything has changed so much so that it has left me quite confused about it all. So have been reading the forums and posts and to be honest a lot of what is here is confusing as well.
So at present my plan is join one of the shooting organisations as have not held membership in one for years now and ask for their guidence on what is required. In the meantime see what shooting clubs and ranges are in a reasonable travelling distance and enquire about memberships and costs. All common sense so far.
Next is to sit and dream about what rifles will fill the requirements and check prices and what is available around in a reasonable travelling distance and then visit a few gun shops to see what is one offer. My thoughts are at the moment that it would be ideal to have a couple of target rifles for club use a 7.62 and .22 rim fire and a couple for field sports. Now this is where the confusion really sets in! Years ago I did some recreational stalking for the meat. So in a good year perhaps 6 or so outings a year of course that did not mean 6 deer as not every outing was successful and by outings I do not mean whole days as often it was just a morning or evening affair. Back then I had a BSA 270 and a Brno 308 for this use. The 308 came about as one chap that I booked quite a few of my outings with disliked the 270 intensely so the reason for a second deer rifle came about. I still like the idea of a 270 as a matter of fact but after reading things on here the idea of a 280 has sort of been sown in the mind. This will require more thought and reading about on my part.
Now I find that a few bits and bobs from my past shooting is still hanging about like my binos. Spotting scope which has been used for watching the birds etc and even some reloading tools. I fear my old Lee press is scrap now as years of laying in the shed have taken their toll and when I dug it out it's rusted badly. My 270 Dies on the other hand having been kept indoors are in fine condition. Sadly my 308 dies have not been found as yet but they are probably tucked away somewhere I do know where my old powder scales are so yes I would be reloading once more.
So the question is is this a reasonable way to go about the come back or not?