I am looking at getting a .444 for hopefully( if the Met allow) deer and target shooting in the UK, I already have a .243 and a variation in for a .308. I have chosen this calibre as I also want to get into the continent for some boar shooting and I have just had an invite , which I have accepted,to go to back to South Africa and help with a bush pig problem. I have done some reading and see that this calibre can be downloaded to similar a velocity to the .44 mag, this would make it suitable for my target shooting needs.
Did any .444 Marlin owners have any issues with the police in issuing your FAC? If you did how did you get the application through? I have spoken to my FEO( Met Police) and although he has been good and understands why I want the calibre he seems unsure and needs to look into the issuing of this calibre.