I would suggest 12 bore+.30-06 barrel sets.Ammo for .30-06 is very easy to procure.Remember, the spare barrels must be purchased along with the gun and the original receipt/bill must mention that.NivDhillon wrote:HI Vikram,
I like the gun you suggested and will try to get it endorsed on my FAC. I currently have permission for .22, .223/5.56, 7.62/.308, .357/38 and a separate Shotgun Certificate. I looked at their data table and the calibers they do are (.222 Rem..; .30-06; .308 Win.: 7x65R; 7x57R; 6,5x55SE; 9,3x74R; 8x57JRS; 7,62x53R) which of these calibers should I get, in terns of ammo availability in india. .222 Rem I think should be a problem. will the .30-06 be the same as you get in India, how about the 8x57JR is that the same as the .315. you suggest please.
My wife is also moving to India with me (thank god) so I was thinking of getting a 12 bore beretta silver pigeon on my wife's name. Although I have to get a shotgun license on her name in India. It's a bit difficult but with a bit of luck and pull I should be able to manage that.
I know you said that it should be easy to get a decent .22 in India. I hope you dont mean the IOF. coz thats awful, in fact all of them are. The only decent IOF rifle is the .30-06.
I was keen on bring a .22 because thats my favourite rifle, I think its also very practical for India.
The 8X57JR is not the .315 IOF. The latter is the 8X50R Mannlicher.
With some work done to it, the IOF .22 is not bad at all.
However, if you spend some (a lot) more, you can buy a CZ or an Anschutz but with diminishing returns for the money.