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March Hunter Education Course

Learn how to skin, gut and process a deer. Just in time for the roar!

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What is a Gun Chronograph?

In a nutshell, a chronograph lets you measure the speed that the bullet leaves the barrel. This information, in conjunction with data about the bullet you are firing and the environment you are shooting in, lets you start mapping out the expected flight path of the projectile.

What is Eye Relief in a rifle scope?

Eye Relief is the distance from the rear lens your eye needs to be at, in order to see a full picture. If you have ever had you move your head back or forward while trying to look through a scope - you have been playing with eye relief.

MultiGun Scopes – an overview.

For the heck of it, I was out shopping this entire week and went to a couple of shops to "touch and feel" the scopes. Here is what I discovered : (personal opinion, for reference to those who are shopping for a multi-gun scope).

Equipment and Workflows – The Sig Kilo 2400 and the Kestrel Elite 5700

So far so good. As a rangefinder, I knew it was going to do the job - what will be interesting in the next couple of months - is if I find myself changing over the the 'Sig' workflow of doing everything in the unit and phone. We shall see...

Range Report – 15/06/15

It was a grey and wet day - with a couple of showers threatening to soak us - however, the heavy rain held off and I had a chance to have a play with a pile of new bits and pieces!

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Hunters Element Huxley Shirt

The Huxley is made from organic natural materials. When it’s finally covered in stains and full of holes and rips, don’t throw it in the bin; Just remove the label and chuck it in the compost. The buttons are even biodegradable wood.

ROAD iD – emergency id for yourself, your loved ones.

Piece of mind means doing all you can to ensure, should the need arise, your kids will be safe, even when lost or separated from you. ROAD iD is a smart method of managing ICE (in case of emergency) details for yourself and your family.

Defender Life

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The ARB 4×4 Track Pack

I liked the idea of externally storing the smelly stuff. In addition, the ARB design gives you a few extra pockets for storing stuff that you often need when working on or around the outside of the truck. In my case, the obligatory Morley's on one side, some rubbish bags and window wiper fluid on the other, and a couple of levelling blocks in the side.

Raglan via the back roads!

It was time to head away on another mini-adventure. While not necessarily looking for narly trails, I did want to at least get off tar-seal. So, after a bit of research online, I decided on a trip down to Raglan via Port Waikato.

A trip to Hot Water Beach in the Defender

Two of my oldest and very best friends have long worked at holiday camps. Previously the Parkiri Beach Holiday Camp, and more previously, the Hot Water Beach Top 10 Holiday Park. For many, many years I have tried to regularly escape Auckland out to see them, and in the last few, the girls have been coming along as well.

Outdoors

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Simon Bullivant Taxidermy

Simon Bullivant has been enthusiastic and dedicated hunter since his childhood days.  Growing up, he would hunt almost every day, imagining that the rabbits...

Lightweight Hunting: clothing

The final part in the series: part three - I discus the clothing I took out with me on my lightweight hunting trip.

Blaze Camouflage – Safety while hunting

As hunters, we need to be sure we are doing everything we can to both identify and be identified by each other in the bush. Sadly, with the exception of 2017, every year, we have had an incident when one hunter has failed to identify their target and shot and killed another hunter.

Crosshairs Longrange Hunting Course

Last year, Pete from Onward Hunting got in touch to tell me about some guys he was hosting from the Crosshairs Longrange Hunting School. A longrange hunting course? Count me in!

Training for the Hunt

While I don't necessarily consider the roar to be 'peak season' for my hunting - in fact, there are a few good reasons to stay away from public land during this time of year - it's also a good time to revamp the related fitness regime.

Range Report – 15/06/15

It was a grey and wet day - with a couple of showers threatening to soak us - however, the heavy rain held off and I had a chance to have a play with a pile of new bits and pieces!

Sheep Slaughter Course

Our first Sheep Slaughter course - another great day!

T-Bone Steaks

I have fallen for T-Bones recently. What isn't to like about them? They are great value for money, full of taste, and have a bonus feature - the Missus will generally not be able to finish all of hers so I get to eat one and a half T-bone steaks.

Blisters. Suck.

Pure evil blisters which when they rupture can bring you to your knees in pain with a cry which will scare away any wildlife in a 3 km radius.

Firearms Safety – forming better gun handling habits.

Firearms Safety isn't just about knowing the 7 Basic Rules of Firearms Safety, nor is it about remembering just enough to pass the multi-choice questionnaire that is a requirement of getting a firearms license in New Zealand. It's about making a commitment to maintain a high standard of firearms handling and safety at all times. One of the keys to this, is learning and reinforcing good habits when handling firearms.
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Hunters Element Huxley Shirt

The Huxley is made from organic natural materials. When it’s finally covered in stains and full of holes and rips, don’t throw it in the bin; Just remove the label and chuck it in the compost. The buttons are even biodegradable wood.

Halal Hunting

Through my involvement with the Firearms Safety Training for the NZ Police, I am always reminded of the wide diversity of Firearms Owners and Hunters in New Zealand. Of particular interest to me, has been the feasibility and details surrounding Halal Hunting - what is permissible - what is achievable for Muslims wanting to hunt their own meat in Aoteroa.

ROAD iD – emergency id for yourself, your loved ones.

Piece of mind means doing all you can to ensure, should the need arise, your kids will be safe, even when lost or separated from you. ROAD iD is a smart method of managing ICE (in case of emergency) details for yourself and your family.

Setting up the Lithgow Arms LA101 22LR

In true form - I have a 22 comp next week - and the rifle didn't have a scope on it. Time to head out and quickly sort the rifle for the shoot.

Spoilt for choice – the Leatherman Signal vs Leatherman MUT

One of the 'disadvantages' of working in a store surrounded by gear is you get spoilt for choice. So, I figured I might as well take advantage of things and do some quick comparisons.
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