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    New member in Oxfordshire/Gloucestershire

    Hello there,
    I live in Oxford, but my parents farm in Gloucestershire. I'm now in my late 20s and have been shooting since I was about 11, finally getting my SGC and FAC a couple of years ago. I currently have a 22LR on my FAC, but am hoping to apply for a .243 to be added to it at some point in 2010.

    A few of my friends stalk, but I haven't been along yet. I am applying for a .243 mainly for foxes, but with the aim to slowly get into stalking over the next few years, hence I want to go for a .243 rather than a 22-250 etc. I'm starting to think about doing my DSC1 in order to support my FAC modification, and that's how I stumbled across this site.

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    Welcome to the site. I myself have not been here long but it's a wealth of information and knowledge. Reading through the older threads is very enlightening.

    As for the .243 I would also look into the 6.5x55 cartridge as it's a very versatile dual purpose cartridge. There are also a core of 25-06 users here and it seems a good cartridge but I have only just started playing with that one.

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    Hi Oliver good to see you found the site, a broad spread of really useful information is to be found here. Shame you couldn't come & beat for us this season.


    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brithunter
    As for the .243 I would also look into the 6.5x55 cartridge as it's a very versatile dual purpose cartridge. There are also a core of 25-06 users here and it seems a good cartridge but I have only just started playing with that one.
    Thanks for suggesting some alternative calibres. I was initially thinking of just going for some sort of .22 centrefire, and then I realised I may as well try for a deer legal round to future-proof myself with my first centrefire, so just thought of a .243. I'll definitely do some research into those other calibres as well.
    Cheers!

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    .243 will do you just fine fella ,find ammunition anywhere ,easy to reload for and kill anything your likely to come across in this country , Plenty of choice of rifle, my choice is sako, but there are plenty of choice dependant on the depth of your pockets . welcome to the forum. atb Brough.

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