Well I thought I'd post a good bit of news re our locall force. I called up a week or so ago and asked about the progress of my variation. They said it was just back from the FEO, so I said I guess I'm looking at 6 weeks (thinking yeah right, more like 3 months) they said yep. However, there it was in the post a couple of days ago! Not only did they grant me 30-06 (up from 243) with no hesitation, but add all legal quarry for 243 and 30-06, humane killing and defence from other animals. And increased my ammo allowance. I found My FEO very nice and reasonable to deal with.

All in all I'm satisfied Norfolk constabulary are a good bunch at the moment.

Now if I could only sell my 22mag I could get the 30-06 I've set my heart on...