I am currently applying for my FAC for a stalking rifle.
I have put down for a .243 and am just about to send it off but am now having second thought re the calibre!
I will mainly be stalking Roe with a bit of fallow now and then. I also have the opportunity for the occasional red hind.
My question is if I wanted to occasionally buy a day on stags would an estate let me with a .243?
A lot of my stalking will be in Scotland, obviously needing 100 grain on all but Roe. Am I right in saying a .243 is at its limit with 100 grains?
So basically if you had to go for a bit of an all round rifle for all deer species would it be a .243 or would I be better going for something along the lines of 6.5 swedish or a 25-06? Foxes will not be on my quarry list.