Having had a go with a 7mm08 (Thanks to Tikka 260) and decided that this is a good calibre for me, and also having tried the Browning X-Bolt at Bisley Live and decided on the make and model of rifle, I now come to the question of Moderator - this is not a case of which one to get, but a case of if I get one at all.
I would be very grateful if folks could let me know if moderators are viewed as something everyone should have and if there are grounds where they are a specific requirement.
I would not want to turn up somewhere to stalk with my rifle, only to be advised "Sorry, we only allow moderated rifles here". Basically I don't want to make a schoolboy error if this is something that is taken for granted knowledge
If they are not required then this means the rifle will cost less, giving me more money to sink into a Swarovski Z3 4-12x50 BT scope.