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Guns

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Browning’s Fabulous Fifty

By Rod Woods

Rod Woods reviews one of the most successful military weapons ever...

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The first NZ Wapiti trophy - Viv Donald & his .280 Ross

By Tim Watson

Easter in April 1923 stands as a significant time in New Zealand hunting history...

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A three-step load development process - Sierra 6.5 130gr MatchKings

By Eben Fourie

Call me a reloading geek, but the prospect of playing with a new-to-me projectile is something I really enjoy...

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Testfire: Winchester Lever Action 1894 Deluxe Short Rifle

By Luke Dixon

Diversity. Suffice to say it’s a loaded word in today’s world, but the in the context of what I’m referring to here, it’s perfect...

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The Ultimate Varmint Rifle?

By Keith Deed

It was a few years ago when my wife asked me what I wanted for my 50th birthday...

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Converting Brass

By Matthew Cameron

Sourcing brass cases is not always a matter of dropping into to your local gun shop...

Hunting

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Pyke River Roar

By James Passmore

This is real deer country, right from the start of the bush edge. The walk is soft, the direction is constant...

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Ensuring the future of hunting in New Zealand

By Darrin Tunnicliffe-Smith

The future of hunting in New Zealand is currently in the balance - we can go one of two ways...

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Mountain Safety Council needs your hunting stories and photos!

By Ros Wells, Mountain Safety Council

Here at the NZ Mountain Safety Council we work to endorse safe hunting practices in New Zealand...

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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...

Gear

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Bushnell Banner 2 3-9x40 BDC

By NZGUNS

Our classic dusk and dawn brightness riflescope now with improved optical performance...

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Testfire: BACKLANZ Detachable Carbon Bipod

By Nik Maxwell

Carbon Fibre is trending hard these days. Just about anywhere you look, you’ll see it...

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Testfire: GPO Passion 10x32 ED Binos

By Nik Maxwell

Positioned within the mid to upper tier pricing, GPO offer high quality optics at a very reasonable cost...

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Night Tech Hunter Series Thermal Scope MS-19

By NZGUNS

Night Tech is proud to introduce its first entry-level thermal rifle scope...

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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