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NZG&H MAGAZINE ISSUE #161
 
 

NZG&H #161 goes on sale Tuesday 27th June!

A good variety of topics in our latest issue - sika, red deer, tahr and chamois hunting, new firearms, new optics, competitive shooting events, reloading and more!

Hopefully the onset of winter hasn't treated you too badly and you've managed to head out for a hunt or shoot over the last few weeks. Getting out for some time on the hill or range is always that bit sweeter if you have been cooped up for a few days due to bad weather.

On that note, if you have a hunting or shooting article that you've been thinking of submitting, and you're stuck inside on a rainy day, we are keen to hear from you! Email me direct at:

Cheers,

Nik - Editor NZG&H

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FRONTIER – REVISED EDITION
 
 
“Frontier – the Battle for the North Island”
 
Peter Maxwell’s controversial book about the New Zealand War campaigns of the 1860s tells a story few New Zealanders really understand, and has now been reprinted a third time. “Frontier” threads these complex events into their direct chronological sequence, traces the campaigns on the ground, and unlike the politically correct accounts approved off by the academics, treats both Maori and European fighting men with respect.
 
The latest 384 page revised edition is on sale now, and contains additional maps and illustrations not found in the two earlier editions.
 
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HUNTING & SHOOTING ARTICLES/RESOURCES - ALL NEWS

Savage Model 16 Lightweight Hunter in 7mm-08

Nik reviews Savage Arms’ latest hunting rifle... Lightweight rifles are all the rage these days – most hunters are looking at ways to reduce the amount of weight they carry. A kilo here or there can make a measurable difference to how your body copes on an extended trip, or even a day hunt. When it comes to rifle weight this kilo can equa... read more

Kawekas: Te Pukeohikarua, Harkness & Tussock Huts

6th – 9th September 2015 Over the last five issues of NZG&H we have hunted and traversed some of the most iconic sika hunting areas in the Kaimanawa and Kaweka Forest Parks, including the Southern Kaimanawa Access Poled Route, Ruatea (Jap Creek) Stream, Middle Hill, Ballard & Makino Huts, Waipakihi Hut, and Oamaru, Tussock & Boyd H... read more
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Kaimanawas/Kawekas: Oamaru, Tussock and Boyd Hut Traverse

22nd – 25th July 2015 I have to admit to being pretty excited when the time came to head away for this trip. The Oamaru has special meaning to me, it’s where my sika-hunting career really began and each time I walk up the steps to the hut I am reminded of some of my most memorable trips. To sweeten the deal, I decided to head further in a... read more
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Reloading Ramblings

Rob Bedingfield tinkers with loads... Just when I thought that all my rifles had carefully worked up loads that could not be improved on, I started to think that maybe they could be optimized just a little further. This is possibly because of my impending retirement and the thought of having nothing to do except housework. Choosing the optim... read more
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Getting the most from your new “out of the box” rifle

Don MacDonald tells how... With today’s rifles “out of the box” accuracy has never been better, and there are not too many that won’t shoot a 100 yard group under two inches with the right ammo. Some manufacturers like Remington claim sub MOA and some like Weatherby even prove it with a test target. Most of these rifles are mass produced... read more
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Zoli Z-Sport

Mark Stone reacquaints himself with the Z-Sport, a gun that’s brought Zoli international success... While every top gunmaker offers a selection of shotguns specifically designed for each of the various disciplines, there’s always one particular model that’ll bring them the recognition they seek, and that’s their sporters. In the hands of... read more
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SIKA HUNTING TIPS & INFO:
 

The NZG&H sika hunting column featuring tips & information on hunting methods, areas to hunt, huts & campsites to check out, weather
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Now that the first Sika Hunting Tips & Info series has been completed, what better way to wrap it up than to collate it all together and create a booklet for hunters to refer to.

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