Hi, This is my first post so please bear with me. I haveheld a shotgun licence for the last 25 years and have been a active member ofmy local clay club. I have also used my Shotgun to control vermin on variousfarms. About fifteen years ago I obtained permission on a farm to carry outRabbit shooting, I applied for my part one and bought myself a Ruger 10-22. It has served me well and I have no complaints whatsoever.
I am currently looking for hunting permission and about 1 year ago, I decided to join my local centre fire club, I have been using the clubs .308 and various other guns up to and including an A.I .338 Lup and my.22rf (100m). I wanted to gain experience with a centre fire before using itfor hunting. I have completed my NRA range course and regularly shoot on thelocal military range. I enjoy the whole target shooting experience but mydesire is to stalk Deer and control foxes.
I have a couple of questions-1-My licence reminder hasarrived (I didn't apply for a variation to add a rifle, instead choosing to wait for the renewal) I would like a .308 Win/7.62 rifle. Any advice on what to buy?
I would like a AI, but the cost is a little prohibitive, I'm thinking Remington 700 with Mod and later on add a AI Chassis, Any thought’s? The price and availability of ammo has a big influence.
I know I want it all LOL but ideally a gun that is suitable for target shooting and (When I findland) hunting.
2-I currently have a “may use the rifle on any land the certificate holder has law full authority to shoot” condition on my licence. Will my new licence still be ‘open’ ?
Any advice gratefully received.