Ok Guys this is a new direction for me (live quarry) as currently I do practical shotgun/mini rifles and clays but I have the option of some land next year that will need some vermin control (rats, rabbits, fox) and they have deer roaming the farm land too that they want keeping in check.
I already have a CZ 452 .22rf that can be used for the rats & rabbits and i'm booked on a DSC1 course the end of January so need to look at a suitable rifle setup for fox/deer, ideally i'm looking at a do it all calibre and believe .243 is the way to go for which I will need to put a variation in for (I already have authority for .223 & .308) at the end of next week when I complete the sale of one of my sec1 shotguns, i'm guessing for now i will need to just ask for it for target shooting and then after i have completed my DSC1 and have access to the land i can apply for my live quarry permission?.
I have a budget of £800 (£1,000 tops) for which i need a rifle, scope and moderator and a couple hundred rounds of ammo so i have time to practice before the DSC1.
So please recommend away as i don't know what's good and what's bad out there.
Thanks in advance