Looking for a little help here on some calibre conundrums.
Basically I'm moving to Switzerland with work, Geneva to be precise.
I've looked at the permitting systemt and it is fairly simple for foreigners to own firearms.
Now, I don't own a rifle here (ironically I finally got round to doing some stalking and taking the steps to apply for an FAC this summer after wanting to do it for years and now after joining a HO Approved club I get this job in Geneva! Funny how life works).
I was planning on getting a .30-06 assuming I was staying in this country but the move to Geneva has prompted a rethink due to the ease of getting to France.
I chose .30-06 because of the usual reasons of fairly common ammunition supplies in lots of bullet weights & types and is made by lots of manufacturers and can be used successfully to take a lot of the quarry I envisage hunting.
However, if I am in Switzerland and wish to shoot in France (seems to be what a lot of shooters do from that part of the world), a .30-06 is no good as it falls foul of the 'No military calibres' rule in France.
So, I was wondering, is there a round with rough equivalent to what a .30-06 can do as per the above? I was wondering about a 7x57 but how well does this do if you want to shoot something heavier at say piggies? Any advice or comments on the Continental / Metric calibres greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance folks.