Hello, having used info from many of the topics that other people have written and responded to I thought it time to join the site.
I live on the Kent/East Sussex border and have had my FAC for about 2 months. What a nightmare it was to get it from Sussex even with 1000 acres of cleared ground, a DSC level 1 and proof of 10 accompanied stalks with pictures of deer shot?!
I have just bought a Browning X Bolt in .243 and am yet to christen it although it is well run in! I have also been granted a .308 and haven't purchased one yet but am considering getting it varied to a 30-06 as I have boar on my ground.
I have shot birds with shotguns since I was a wee nipper and have been stalking for about a year now. I rarely pick the 12 bore up these days, I guess stalking does that to people.
I am going boar shooting in Germany from high seats under the moon over new year which I am excited about. They have told me to bring my .243 and they have said many people shoot boar out there with .243's? Apparently it is legal if the bullet delivers more than 2000 Joules of energy at 100m which a 100gr bullet does from a .243 but I am not sure I feel comfortable about it. Having read the posts on this forum it looks like .270 is the minimum anyone would suggest.
Be interested to see what anyone thought about this.