Paul here in sunny Cornwall.
I've been shooting rimfire for just over 3 years, .22 and .17. I have accompanied a friend on a couple of stalks and decided that this is the way I want my shooting to go. My FAC is in for variation to include a .243 and should be back next week. I now have to decide which rifle to get - too much information on the web! Brands going through my mind at the moment are Tikka, Howa, Remington and Browning, I particularly like the Howa 1500 with a heavy stainless barrel. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
I saw a post earlier about 14 year olds with FACs, my son is 14 and has co-terminus certificates, the process was identical to me getting mine. They do like one of the referees to be a teacher.