Reading Gun mart (May edition p52) whilst sat upon my throne ,as you do, a guy writes that a .243 (or presumably any other CF rifle) is not suitable to be discharged into a deer at close quarters and that the MOD state that a safe distance of not less than 50 metres into a hard backstop for risk or backsplash,splatter or ricochet.He goes on to say that an insurance company could argue recklessness or negligence should an accident occur whilst shooting at close quarters thus void any claim .
This is a new one on me . Is he talking b*****ks or what ? I have dispatched the odd "un-dead" deer with my .243. I tried doing one with a knife in the back of the head ,as read in a book . Not to be recommended lots of noise and head thrasing ,very unpleasant and not very humane .
Anyone else got any thoughts on this ?
If you can't use your rifle WTF are you supposed to do , let the beast suffer ?