Hello all, I'm after any advice or pointers on my first FAC application.
Bit of background. I've shot air rifle for pigoen, rabbits and rats for many years and shotgun for past ten years. Live on in-laws farm in Bucks and have permision to shoot over it.
We've had quite a problem with fox the past few months and muntjak trampling crops and nibbling off the new growth on hedgelaying last year.
My SGC is up for renewal now so I'm thinking of getting an FAC coterminous with it. Done a fair bit of reading and had some suggestions from a friend who does a lot on rabbit and fox and some deer.
After considering options I'd like to apply for .22lr for rabbits and small vermin ; .223 for fox and muntjak.
Friend sugested a .243 as allowed for all deer species. However we only really get munties in any numbers on the farm and that's all I really want/need to shoot deer wise anyway. I'm also guesing (hoping) they will be more likely to approve the .223 for a first ticket for me considering the land and reasons ?
If they say outright no to a .223 then I'm leaning towards a .17hmr as will be able to take fox with that, (just have to ignore the tasty little munties). Though posts on here relating to problems with the .17hmr is a little off putting.
So, the above seems best way forward for me, ............. unless some of the considerably more experienced than me people here disagree ?
Any pointers , suggestions or thoughts very welcome.