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Thread: how to justify a 308 when i own a 6.5 ?

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    how to justify a 308 when i own a 6.5 ?

    Hi all
    i own and use a 6.5x55 for stalking [muntjac,roe and fallow] and would also like a 308 for stalking when i go to scotland
    i know my swede will do the job on reds no prob ,but how would i justify this to my local FLO as i wouldn't want to get rid
    of the swede for the 308 [one for one]
    any advice welcome
    thanks

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    You simply want a spare rifle in a deer calibre as simple as that. After all many shooters have a second or even third/ fourth etc etc deer rifle.
    Having been caught out myself in the past by a broken scope mount if I travel some distance for my sport I always take a spare rifle. Also a .308w will allow you to practise more as cheap ex-military ammo is available in this calibre and .30 calibre components are more readily available.
    Last edited by 8x57; 15-04-2014 at 15:30.
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8x57 View Post
    You simply want a spare rifle in a deer calibre as simple as that. After all many shooters have a second or even third/ fourth etc etc deer rifle.
    Having been caught out myself in the past by a broken scope mount if I travel some distance for my sport I always take a spare rifle.
    well that never entered my head thanks 8x57 ,keep the advice coming lads

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    Now you just need to be able to justify it to the Mrs.
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    easy, tell your FEO you have a 6.5x55 and he will take sympathy on you and authorise anything you want.

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    just put in for one , simple as that !

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6.5rem700 View Post
    Hi all
    i own and use a 6.5x55 for stalking [muntjac,roe and fallow] and would also like a 308 for stalking when i go to scotland
    i know my swede will do the job on reds no prob ,but how would i justify this to my local FLO as i wouldn't want to get rid
    of the swede for the 308 [one for one]
    any advice welcome
    thanks
    You require a different gun for hill stalking and woodland stalking etc
    Keep on going to the end you never no what's round the corner

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJC View Post
    You require a different gun for hill stalking and woodland stalking etc
    One rifle has a scope for woodland stalking, the other has a scope for open hill stalking. One is set up for traditional lead based expanding ammunition, the .308 is set up for Barnes 150gr expanding copper bullets (Federal). The .308 can be used to dip your toe in the water at club level for FTR, which is what I plan to do.

    Regards

    JCS
    Last edited by jcampbellsmith; 15-04-2014 at 16:10.

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    Good reason : deer stalking.
    No limit on rifles you can keep. Send off form 101 immediately.

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    I have a 308 & 260 rem both complement each other nicely when suits.

    Go for it

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