This is just an academic question, as I've pretty much decided what to get on my next variation - however I was looking at the RPA woodland stalker in .243 before I saw all the recent bad press... it would seem that cutting down a .243 takes the ballistics down to a questionably legal level...?
I liked the idea of a short barrelled .243 for woodland stalking for roe, muntjac, and the odd fallow... however it looks as though having a .243 cut down to 16" is a big no-no if I wish to retain a legal calibre (though I could bring up the whole Legal UK Calibres for Deer argument again I'm not going to!). Assuming I want to retain the velocity & calibre it's generally accepted I should have, then is a 16" .243 unachievable? Would a cut down .270 be more viable?
I know a 16" 308 behaves like a .303 (ish) so thanks-but-no-thanks on any comments on this as I've already started a thread on that and everyone was kind enough to give me some excellent answers already.