Im going to apply for a 17 rem or 20tac for long range vermin but im not sure what NI firearms will grant me for this purpose.
I currently have a swift for foxes and would not part with this rifle but I need a short, lightweight rifle for carrying in the tractor with me in the spring/summer months when im working in the fields for popping crows out the window to maybe 250 yards max and the odd bunny aswell.
I will take it with me most days when im out in the jeep feeding bullocks and heifers in the fields so this is an everyday working rifle really which needs to be light and handy for through window shots etc.
I currently had an hmr and when I got fed up ofthe inconsistency I tried another but then realised the hmr is not for me, with the current price of hmr rounds I can reload for a small centrefire for similar cost.
So my question is this:
To all fellow Northern Ireland shooters, have any of you or know of anyone who has applied for and been granted such a rifle for vermin aswell as having another centrefire for fox?
I have 22lr but I need something which is flat shooting for quick shots in hurried situations as the crows dont take long to catch on you are pointing something at them out the window. Lol.
I have good reason so I cant see them turning me down but I want to ask and see what you think and which calibre do you think they would grant me.
I have been putting this off for ages but I need the rifle now and need to get my finger out.