I should be able to apply for my FAc early in the new year having satisfied the requirements of my local club. The question is what should I buy? Requirements are as follows:
- cheap to run,
suitable for bunnies, corvids, fox and deer,
good target rifle for 25 metre;
good target rifle for 1000 metres
My thinking is a CZ .22 for small game and indoor range and a heavy barreled 308 for deer and 100 - 1000 metre targets. Would I be better with two 308, one specifically a field rifle and one a target rifle?
Budget is an issue - I am 47 and as from the 31 December will be jobless (nice Christmas present.....!) I am thinking of spending £500 - £1,000 in total. The former being the minimum, the latter is pushing it a bit. The budget is the same regardless of buying new or secondhand, the important thing being the quality of the rifle. I would rather spend £400 on a quality secondhand rifle than £500 on a nice shiny new one that will not last.
All advice and opinions greatly received. I would love to get out stalking but will not be in a position to go on paid stalks for some time. What other options are there in the South East?
Thx in advance