Hi all , I have had a firearms open license now for over 15 yrs and only used a 22rimfire and 17 hmr , I recently put in for a variation for a 243 on the land I stated it would be used on , after my visit from the FAO I was told I could have any other calibre upto 243 but not the cal I requested ? The reasons were they reckoned I would struggle to get it approved on the land stated and would be a lot of messing about etc . To cut along story short I explained I wanted that cal to enable me to shoot both fox and deer cutting down the need for 2 different cals , his response was that I needed to state what purpose that cal was solely being used for and couldn't accept my purpose as a acceptable reason ? I agreed then to a 223 on which he accepted I could have ( my fox rifle ) and now own a nice Remington hb , but now I have acquired 2 more larger farms who have both requested I sort the deer out as well as everything else so have put in for a variation again with signed BASC permission letters stating this and have requested a 243 , what do you think my chances are of obtaining one now ? Thanks Wally .