I was called today by an FEO for Thames Valley he had a cancellation and wanted to see me at 4pm He called at 2.30pm well at least I didnt spend a week stressing over it.
Has agreed to all 3 rifles providing I have a mentor for the .243, the chap I had lined up was no good despite 20 years + open certificate he has a 22-250 and the FEO suggested a .243 holder would go down better.
Anyway quick call later and a new mentor was sorted. He has said that he will recommend an open cert on the rimfires day one so fingers crossed.
Thanks to Dougie (Remmington 700) for the mentoring