So am a bit shocked here in a positive way and wanted to share as its christmas!
I submitted a variation to add a .308 on the 11th December (yes this year!) and it arrived today! this at a time where there's alot of renewals for shotguns.
Just in time for my missus to go and mix with the hussle and busstle of the January sale mobs whilst I leasurly relax at my local RFD's window shopping of my own but I can bet I will still spend a heck of a lot less than the shear potential of the wife!! event with a mod and scope added.