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Guns

Project 30-06: Part One

By Aaron Carr

My old faithful rifle was a 6.5x55 Swedish Mauser. It was accurate and while I had downed a few animals with it, the cartridge...

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Rob’s Reloading Ramblings - Ye Olde and Ye Not So Olde...

By Rob Bedingfield

I do not think that there can be anything dirtier than a neglected .303 barrel...

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Searching for a Replacement Small Pest Control Rifle: Part One

By Mark Wheeler

This is a series of three opinion pieces supported by facts about filling the vacuum...

rimfire testfire

Testfire: KRISS DMK22C .22LR Semi-Auto

By Nik Maxwell

My eyes were drawn to the KRISS DMK and a plan to review it was implemented on the spot...

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Taking Stock

By Matthew Cameron

The stock of a rifle is the connection between the metallic components and the person pulling the trigger...

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The Colt Frontier Scout

By Justin Bulling

Anyone with even a passing interest in firearms would be familiar with the Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army (SAA) Revolver...

Hunting

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Sika Hunting Tips & Info: Kawekas; Kiwi Saddle, Jan 2017

By Nik Maxwell

Even the best laid plans can fall though and unfortunately that is what happened with our Thunderbolt/Rangitikei trip...

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Seeking Sika

By Michael Kenyon and Paul Rayner

Planning a mid-winter sika trip always has its obstacles with work, family, shorter days, and the biggest and what I believe the most important hurdle for sika, weather...

Winter Stags Fiordland

By Adam McGrath

I had spent the entire last cruise of my shift dreaming of being in the hills and imagining chasing winter red stags in Fiordland...

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Winter Tahr Newbies

By Simon Gillice

I paused for a breather after stumbling through the snow made softer by the sunny day and brought out the binos for a quick glass back...

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Sika Hunting Tips & Info: Kawekas; Back Ridge, Nov 2016

By Nik Maxwell

One of the main attractions for me when I’m chasing sika is the exploration of the country they live in...

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Hind-Sight Competition - Enter now!

By Central North Island Sika Foundation

Through winter 2020, the Sika Foundation is running a competition to encourage hunters...

Gear

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Gear Updates: Vorn Deer 42L Backpack - Realtree Xtra

By Nik Maxwell

Over the last 2 years I have used the Vorn Deer 42L extensively as my primary hunting pack...

apparel testfire

Testfire: Ridgeline Evolution Anorak

By Nik Maxwell

Ridgeline introduces a tough, outer-shell anorak specifically designed for the active hunter...

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Testfire: Holosun HS403R

By Luke Dixon

There are more than a few reasons why one might veer towards a red-dot as a sighting solution...

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Spotting scopes for competition shooting

By Simon Gillice

Spotting scopes seem like a pretty straight forward bit of equipment but in recent shooting competitions...

VIDEOS

Bushnell NZ PHOTO COMPETITION

WIN A PAIR OF BUSHNELL PRIME 10X25 BINOS!

 

We have opened up the photo competition to include both hunting and shooting so pics of your rifle, scenic, human interest etc are all welcome!

 

Please note that the photo comp runs continuously, meaning you are always in with a chance to win a prize!

 

Winner of the binos are announced very two months beginning January. There are also chances to win One Year Subscriptions to NZGUNS!

 

Entry is easy! Just email your photo, including a brief description, to: nik@nzguns.co.nz

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL PHOTOS

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