Has anyone read the article by Graham Downing in this week’s Shooting Times entitled Boar on the Border. Am I reading it wrong or is Mr Downing admitting to hunting in France with a .308 rifle?
Perhaps it is just the way the article is written or more likely edited, but the area that the hunt takes place would appear to be in France close to the border with Germany. Mr Downing tells us in the story that he uses his favourite .308 rifle after changing the scope to one more suited to driven game shooting. Presumably the cartridge referred to is the .308 winchester which numerous previous debates on this website has established as being unsuitable (illegal) to use for hunting in France.
Is it possible that Mr Dowling one of Shooting Times most illustrious contributors can now expect a visit from the rozzers to serve a European arrest warrant on behalf of the gendarmes. Did Mr Downing chance his arm or is it that the story is inaccurate in some way and either the rifle wasn’t a .308 winchester, or that the actual hunting took place the other side of the border in Germany?
I emailed Shooting Times on Wednesday to enquire but have still to receive a reply.