I'm about to try and 1 for 1 my free slot 22mag for either a 44mag or 30-30. This may raise a few eyebrows, and may not be the thing round here, especially as it will mean selling my 243 to fund it.
Basically, I'm moving to Australia in november and will be wanting a lever action for closer range boar, goat and deer hunting. I've noticed lever actions are cheaper here (good ones are sort after there) so think I'll ditch the 243 and take a lever instead. I'm also taking my 30-06.
This isn't a calibre debate, I'm still trying to decide on them. Although input wouldn't go amiss! I'm more wondering what the police view is on either of these? Do they quake in their boots becuase the 44 mentions the dirty M word? OR do they consider it unsuitable for deer because it's a pistol round?
Looking at my hornady book they are both hovering around the 1700 ftlb barrier so I'd say they'd be for muntjac only to smoothe things over. But can they take into consideration I'd only be buying it for australia?
The rifles will be taken by a shipping company and put in a container. Is there anychance I could be bypassed and the new one goes straght to that company?