I'm off to France in a month's time to spend a week and a bit showing Young Pine Marten to the other half of his family. It looks like I will also finally have a chance to go hunting with my brother-in-law. In anticipation of this, I'm having my EFP updated and decided to find out whether local gunshops carried any 7mm-08 ammuntion, since you can't take it on the Eurostar. I emailed the one in the town where my in-laws live, and asked him for details of any 7mm-08 in stock. I received the following PDF in response:
Qte Stock Prix TTC2749.R7M082 26.04. 7MMO8 REM 7.78GR 0,00 46,90
2749.R7M081 26.04. 7MMO8 REM 9.07G P20 4715 2,00 34,90
OK, so he has two boxes of 140gr ones, but I don't know which loads, or indeed anything else. I also notice that he's helpfully told me that he has no boxes of the 120gr. Thanks. Anyway, I emailed back asking for details of loads and manufacturer. He sent through a single word, with no punctuation or anything else: "remington".
I don't really want to email him again asking him for more information on bullets and so on, he's just being unhelpful. Does he want to sell some ammunition or not? Obviously gunshop owners being unhelpful to customers isn't limited to the UK. Perhaps once again because I don't have another damned shop to go to anyway and they know it.