I caught up stalker that shoots locally when he dropped in down the pub and we had a crack about the usual man stuff. This is what he has to shoot with......
.22 semi auto all round small vermin
.22 target rifle for club use
.222 + mod - munties, cwd
22-250 + mod - rabbits and fox
.243 +mod - roe deer and fox England and Scotland
7mm 08 no mod - big stuff in England and Scotland
.308 + mod - woodland stalking and closer high seat work
.338 thing to go abroad with is in the pipeline.
He tells me that he has no problems with his FLO because his rifles are set up differently like the 7mm has a big variable for longer range shooting where as the .308 has a low mag variable zeroed at 50 meters for woodland work. He also tells me that the .222 fires 55gr where as the .22-250 sends out really fast 40gr vmax for maximum effect so the local FLO is happy for him to have what he has because everything has a 'good reason'. He also has quite large ammo allowances because he does range shooting and reloads his hunting ammo as well.
It seems like if he wants something there will be a magic good reason!!! And the rest of us have hassle.
ps open ticket appart from the target rifle