Please forgive me if I am about to start a calibre debate
Am filling out my first FAC application at present and the only thing left marked in pencil rather than pen is calibre.
The rifle is to be used mainly on the family farm (350 acres ish) for fox and the odd roe for the freezer. I also intend on finding some additional roe stalking and am likely to get invites from friends on other ground to shoot roe and reds. So the use will be roughly 60% roe, 30% fox 10% red. I have just changed my application from .243 to 6.5 X 55. I am a little hesitant about this simply as I will be in need of a good condition setup (rifle, scope, mod) for around £750 and there are far more .243s available. However have also been told by a friend (an RFD) to be wary of a used .243 as many get a lot of foxing use so may have fired many many shots.