I seem to be meeting with some resistance trying to do a one for one variation to allow me to acquire a second .308 rifle. I admit I am fortunate that I have .243, .270, .308 and .375 fullbore rifles on ticket but it seems to be getting increasingly harder to get two rifles of the same calibre.
Years ago, I had four different .44 mag revolvers and no problem.
My existing .308 rifle is a very short and light Browning Lever Rifle, fitted with a low powered scope it is ideal for woodland stalking or can be carried all day. The .308 rifle I wish to acquire is a full length, heavier action better suited for high seat work, longer shots and the fitting of a moderator. I have just sent a letter similar to this to justify the variation so we'll have to see how I get on.
The two guns are as different as chalk and cheese (that is unless you buy Tesco Value Cheddar, where the difference would be hard to tell ! )
It's ironic, if it was a 30-06 I wanted I'm certain there would not be a problem.
I asked if we could call one a 7.62, would that overcome the problem ? I'm not sure they understood.
Let's see what transpires. Any ideas anyone ?