I am currently planning on putting in an application for my FAC. My plan is to apply for a .308 as I have no need to shoot foxes and would like a rifle which can deal with any of the UK game species, Boar included.
I have shot a .270 and 30-06 in the past and found them a bit harsh on the recoil, then again I am a weakling. The .308 I have used was softer in my opinion than the .243 I have used.
Anyway if I want to spend around £500 on the rifle would I be better going for a new rifle or a good second hand one?
Are Hoaw rifles up to much in terms of quality?