Here we go again....
Moves afoot to try & extend dispensation to use No 8 (today is last day). Many units have "lost" their No 8's back to central armouries - & of course, inability to conduct WHTs.
L144 - known faults with foresight, butt & no trigger pressure gauge. Also, the next 300 rifles will not arrive until at least late Oct; manufacturer of carrying bags outsourced to Puerto Rico - factory destroyed by recent hurricane.
Had they gone for a "known" provider, (Anschutz), etc, even with lesser numbers of rifles, we would not be in this predicament!