I've just put in for a variation for a FAC shotgun and while applying for that I thought I might as well apply for another calibre at the same time.
I asked for .243 and 6.5x55 with the option of picking one as I couldn't decide.
They called yesterday to say I could have one or the other but would have to make the choice before the application would be taken further which is very fair. They also said if I could ask for a lighter calibre to be considered as well.
Currently I have a very nice .308 which is heavy! I use this on hinds in Scotland and usually carry in a grab bag with rucksack straps so its not so bad.
I'm fortunate enough to be doing some woodland stalking for roe in Cornwall as well. A lot of this is 100m or less range wise and often not long to take the shot.
So I would like a lighter rifle for this. I know both calibres are capable but I cant decide!!
I might also ask them to consider a .22-250 for long range pest control/ target shooting.
Any target shooting at the moment is purely for fun but something I may get into in the future.
So in summary I have a .308 its heavy, Id like a .243 or 6.5x55 in a more normal weight for woodland stalking roe. Assuming I had a .22-250 as well which would you pick and why? and if I didn't get a .22-250 as well which would you pick and why?
Edit - Should have mentioned that I will be learning to re load shortly so ammo hopefully wont be a problem.
Looking forward to your replies.
All the best