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Forty Plus Years With the .308 Winchester: Part 1. The Early Years

By Grandpa Mac

Sometime in the mid 1970’s I walked into the long-gone Carlton Sports Shop in Hastings and purchased...

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Testfire: Mauser M18 Cerakote in 7mm Rem. Mag.

By Nik Maxwell

Having used a Mauser actioned and chambered rifle for much of my hunting and shooting career...

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Testfire: Sulun TAC-12 shotguns

By Cam Moir

The Sulun TAC-12 is a Turkish made copy of the Benelli M4. Just like the M4, it is a 12-gauge shotgun...

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Sighting it in: A guide to getting on target

By Matthew Cameron

There are many items within the various shooting disciplines that are very much suited to individual taste; sighting in rifles is one such issue...

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A new lease of life!

By Keith Deed

Keith Deed refurbishes a classic .303...

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Metallic Reloading 101 - Part 5: Setting & checking projectile seating depth

By Craig Maylam

The most frequently asked question by new centrefire cartridge reloaders is how to determine...

Hunting

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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...

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The Valley of a Thousand Waterfalls

By Craig Carey

I didn’t want to be anywhere else at this moment as I made my way back to camp...

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Sika Hunting Tips & Info: Kawekas; Te Puke, Harkness & Tussock Huts, Sep 2015

By Nik Maxwell

Over the last few articles, we have hunted and traversed some of the most iconic sika hunting areas...

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Light is the key to deer photography

By Tony Orman

How many deer do you need a year to keep your freezer topped up?

Gear

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SOG SEAL XR Knife

By Nik Maxwell

If you hunt, shoot, or spend any amount of time in the outdoors, you’ll no doubt own a knife...

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Testfire: Bushnell Nitro 1800 Rangefinder

By Hayden Sturgeon

Rangefinders are considered an essential piece of kit for most hunters around the world...

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Testfire: Tasco Rimfire 2-7x32

By Mark Wheeler

The Tasco Rimfire 2-7x32. It's not only cheap, it's actually pretty good!

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Sierra Rifle & Handgun Reloading Data Edition VI

By Chaz Forsyth

So how the heck do you review a handloading manual? I've had the fortune to look at a lot of manuals...

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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