I filled out an application for my Firearms Certificate with a .308 in mind.
Then obtained a recommendation off of a professional stalker, a piece of paper saying i have been trained in rifle saftey from rimfire up to .308 cal (in sporting situations) and a letter of permission stating the land that me and my syndicate are allowed to shoot on for the purpose of deerstalking.
However, after talking to my FLO he is 'seriously doubtful' that i'll be granted any deer legal calibre. This is because i only hold five reciepts for stalking outings and have only shot two deer in total. In his view this does not show enough commitment. So we decided i would put a .17 HMR on to shoot rabbits until i rack up some more outings. He also suggested i complete my DSC level one, which is fair enough but im finding it hard to take the time out of school at the moment and i would rather be comfortable with a rifle of my own to take the shooting test.
I was just wondering if anyone else had been through the same kind of delayed proceedure, and any views on the subject?
Also, for my previous application i requested permission to purchase a case of 500 aummunitions and store 600. This was because i was planning to use sako .308 Super Hammerhead bullets which come in cases of 500. I am now planning on using Federal .17 HMR Hornady V-Max which i believe only come in boxes of 50, please correct me if i am wrong. So, bearing in mind a will be out lamping once or twice a week, what would be a sensible amount of ammunition to request to purchase/store?