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Maximum Point Blank Range

You slowly make your way up to the clearing, careful to not make a sound, gently poke your head around the corner, then there it is. A deer - happily nibbling away on the edges of the forest, unawares of your presence.

Bergara B14 HMR – First Thoughts

Been keen to have a play with the Bergara B14 HMR for a while. Sorting a clients rifle gave me the opportunity to check out this offering of a 'crossover' rifle. Just another Remington 700 clone? Or something more?

Picatinny Rail Installation

Picatinny Rail Installation I am getting closer to actually firing the new rifle!...

What causes flyers?

We all know the feeling - you have just shot a string of touching holes and out of no-where - a flyer! A single solitary hole that decides to ruin all your hard work!

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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.

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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.

The Hunting Show Interview

I was recently interviewed on The Hunting Show. To be fair, I was a little nervous going on there.

Lightweight hunting: system review intro

Lightweight hunting was the goal - part one of the three part video series covers my initial thoughts on the matter.

Choosing a Long Range Hunting Bullet

Long Range Hunting, whether you agree with it or not, has grown massively in popularity in the last couple of years. Alongside that, the development of long range hunting bullets to meet with the new, unique demands of shooting at an animal that far away.

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...

The Humanity in Hunting

There is this idealised vision of hunting, where the hunter goes out and shoots an animal, one moment it is happily munching on a...

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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.

The Bushnell Forge – 4.5-27X50

The folks over at AMPRO sent me down a couple of the higher end Bushnell long-range scopes to check out. Sadly, life has a way of getting in the way sometimes, so I only really had enough time to play with one of them - the Bushnell Forge - 4.5-27x50.

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