I'm thinking of going wildboar shooting in France or perhaps Italy where I have a standing invitation to shoot. I'll not bother you with the details of why this is, suffice it to say I did it in Poland last year and enjoyed it and now, as it happens, a trip is on the cards for this coming autumn, most probably to France.
My problem is, I have a .30-06 calibre rifle and it is said by others here on the S.D. that I cannot use this for hunting in France (or Italy?). However, I also have a rifle chambered in 6.5-.284. I know I can get 6.5mm 156 and 160 grain bullets to reload with and I know those bullets are more than capable for use on wild-boar. The 6.5x55 Swedish is used in other countries for this very purpose and seems to manage OK. My 6.5 has a slight performance edge over the Swede so I reckon it would do just fine too.
My question is: Will I be allowed to use my 6.5-.284 (currently with a 3-9 power scope mounted) with appropriate spec reloads and subject to having an invitation to hunt, on wildboar in either France or Italy? Or is the 6.5 deemed to light a calibre?