Out of curiosity, has anyone had to justify a one-for-one variation?
I had to spend about 15 mins of the phone explaining my logic, in the face of some fairly trenchant scepticism. It seemed that 'the rifle I got first time round was not what I wanted in terms of accuracy and function and I would like to get a better one' wasn't regarded as a particularly good reason.
The system seems predisposed to obstruction, inefficiency and needless delay. Could anyone explain why we need to get authority to replace a rifle once granted the authority to posess one in that calibre? It makes no sense.