Hi, everyone I have not long received my first firearms/shotgun certificate after years of borrowing off relitives and friends. Initially when applying for my licence I only put a .22 on as I thought that was all I'd be allowed at first. However when the Plod came out they suggested rather than applying later I could put a .222 down which was later approved. I was also told that I could change this with no fee to a .223 depending what I finally decided on. Im looking for something for very occasional use as im only getting out a couple of times a month when I get up to the farm. I have given myself an absolute max budget of £450 for a first rifle.
Also as an afterthought I was offered a 22-250 Synthetic Remington 700 SF with a scope and sound moderator for around £450 from the relative of a gentleman who owned the Rifle but had sadly passed away and wondered if I should maybe consider this rather than the .222 or .223 if it was still available? (Was a very heavy rifle from what I can recollect but in good condition and had a strange fluted barrel)Any feedback on what kind of Rifle and set up I should be looking at would be greatly appreciated!Many thanks, Gordon.