I got my FAC back in June , during the interview the FAO recommended a .22lr first, which I got..Great little gun which has taught me a lot.
I had originally applied for a .17HMR and a .223.
I was sent a letter with my FAC just sating that I had been refused said calibres due to lack of experience, but to re-apply for them in 6/9 months...Which would be classed as a free variation...
Now the time is nearly here... I have been thinking about a .243 instead of a .223....for my first centre fire...
The new rifle would be used to lamp foxes.....No deer in the area..
Are you more likely to have a piece of land cleared for a .223 than a .243?
Also is it the same with granting either calibres? Surely if you are safe to handle a .223 then you are safe to handle anything....?
I'm still not sure, but like the idea of being able to put heavier rounds through a .243 to cut through the wind a little more, also slightly flatter shooting past 200 yards with a light round?
Edited by DeerhoundLurcherMan, 09 December 2013 - 06:34 pm.