Right I am sure this will probably have been done to death in one way or another but sorry here it all goes again
I have had my FAC for about 8 months now and have slots for both .17hmr and .22lr and now am going to take things to the next level. I have now been on a total of 5 stalks for roe (3 in scotland 2 with john from Yorkshire deer stalking) and have taken 1 buck. I have just booked, with my dad, 2 red stags each for early august and as i was always going to apply for a .243 i am in two minds as to what to do.
I was always planning on going .243 for fox and roe as my main quarry but now with the reds on the cards i am in two minds. I know that .243 can be enough for reds but it is starting to get a bit marginal.
I am now thinking that i will be going something like a .222/.223/.22-250 for my foxing rifle and then for deer something like 6.5x55/.270/308 with potential of both boar and african plains game in the coming years. the problem with this being i live on a farm and we have 600 acres of land with a decent roe population on it so i may take 2 or 3 bucks a year from it when i have a bit more experience but these calibers may be too big however as it would only be 2 or 3 bucks a year i could be highly selective and something like a 223 would be far more useful as a foxing tool on the farm.
So what i suppose i am trying to say is that what caliber would you recommend to be used on roe, red and i suppose fallow and sika up to boar and plains game?
Another problem is that it would mean two rifle set ups not just the one so i would probably have to go second hand as opposed to new so far as the rifle is concerned as i was always going to buy second hand optics anyway.
So back to the point what calibers would you recommend?