My FAC is now in with the local police for a .308. I have been trawling a few of the local gunshops seeing what is around. I had been thinking about a PH of some kind and then looked over a Sako 85 Varmint stainless with 20" fluted barrel and laminate stock. It was a little more front heave than a standard sporting rifle, but not significantly heavier. As I am not too far from Bisley it seemed a sensible route to go (20" fluted varmint) as it would cover range work/plinking and deer stalking. Does anyone have one of these, or one of the Brock and Norris .308 Contractor rifle and have any thought/feedback/strong views on them.
The Sako in stainless fluted and laminated stock was certainly nice eye candy, and felt comfortable too. however, I like to buy British whenever possible, and the B&N Contractor looks to be a pretty similar concept.