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Guns

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Testfire: Huglu Renova Sport Semi-Auto 12G

By Jarrad Mehlhopt

When an offer to review the new Renova Sport 12g semi-autotmatic shotgun from Delta Mike Ltd...

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Erma-Werke EG71 .22 Carbine: Ancestor to the Henry Rimfire Rifles

By Justin Bulling

I had been looking for a classic style lever action .22 for a while...

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Testfire: Ruger Precision Rimfire 22LR

By Brendon Cappely

When Nik gave me a call about reviewing the Ruger Precision Rimfire in .22LR I jumped at the opportunity...

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Steyr Zephyr .22 LR

By Keith Mitchell

Some firearms are icons for shooters and collectors. One that definitely fits that category is the Mannlicher-Schönauer - particularly the carbine...

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Searching for a Replacement Small Pest Control Rifle: Part Two

By Mark Wheeler

Ammunition and relative accuracy from each rifle were covered in Part One, now we look at...

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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...

Hunting

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Sika Hunting Tips & Info: Kaimanawas; Thunderbolt Stream, Mar/Apr 2017

By Nik Maxwell

At last! Work was out of the way, there was a clear weather window...

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Stag of a lifetime!

By Dave Irving

It was during a weekend trip to Whanganui in an effort to try and bag some meat for the freezer...

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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...

Gear

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Testfire: Nikko Stirling Metor 2.5-10x50

By Mark Haynes

Nikko Stirling have been producing hunting scopes since 1956 and are positioned in the New Zealand hunting and shooting scene...

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Ampro Outdoors: Gear Update

By NZGUNS

Looking to upgrade or add to your existing gear?! Then check out these great products from Ampro Outdoors!

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Testfire: Bush Gear Torch and Headlamp Spotlighting Combo

By Nik Maxwell

My pest control duties generally involve an evening hunt where I will typically see anywhere between 4-5 rabbits...

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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...

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! There are also chances to win One Year Subscriptions to NZGUNS and NZGUNS T-Shirts!

 

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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