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Guns

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The Ruger American Compact .17HMR

By Luke Dixon

Periodically I am approached by someone for an opinion on what type of rifle to purchase...

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Testfire: Grand Power STRIBOG TR22

By Cam Moir

The STRIBOG TR22 is a light, compact, and evenly balanced rifle that you cannot help but...

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The Survivor Cartridges

By Matthew Cameron

Why is it that some cartridges, often over 100 years old, continue to take a large variety of game when many others have fallen by the wayside...

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Uberti’s Remington Revolving Carbine

By James Passmore

James Passmore shoots a modern version of an old-timer...

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Searching for a Replacement Small Pest Control Rifle: Part Three

By Mark Wheeler

A close-up and practical look at the terminal performance of the .22 Magnum...

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Forty Plus Years With the .308 Winchester: Part 2. Recent Loads

By Grandpa Mac

In Part 1, I talked about my early struggles with loading a single rifle for multi purposes...

Hunting

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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...

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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...

Gear

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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...

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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!

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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