Any idea how the powers-that-be work out the rifle calibres that are allowed on a particular piece of land?
I ask as, as I was filling out my FAC application, I queried with BASC the maximum calibre for the land leased from the FC, over at Kings Forest in Brandon. I was told 300 Win Mag. I told them that I wanted 9.3 x 62 but they said it was too big!
Fair enough. But them I thought, hang on 300 Win Mag is a long distance sniper round, 9.3 is considered short range isn't it??
When I argued this point they said that's what is allowed.
My FLO in Hertfordshire raised his eyebrows at the round as well, so much so that I have said, if its going to caused that much of a problem I'll leave it off, and ask for a variation when I find somewhere to get the land permission later.
To further my argument, if bigger is worse, so to speak, you'd get permission for 17HMR but not 22LR despite the 17 travelling 3 times further