What do you think ? I asked my FEO today about a 8x57mm jrs for boar in france. He told me that it was unlikely that I would be allowed it because of the size. However I know of a stalker not 10 miles from me with a 300 win mag and i am quite sure that the 300win mag is bigger than the 8x57 am I right? Bare in mind I have had 3 full bore rifles for the past 25 years with no problems at all. Do you think he may be being over cautious as he did admit that he did not know much about continental calibres. Also he would not try to cause trouble as he is the most helpful feo I have ever met.