Stepping out. Exploring your backyard.

I realised this, having decided to go for a wander (one of very few) outside the house this morning. I live overlooking the Botanical Gardens in South Auckland. You would think this would impress on me the fact that I have a fair bit of bush to explore in my backyard. I don't have to...

Members Only Q&A Session 19th September

We had a great session last night - Mark sent through some questions that we discussed and I wandered off into near philosophy land....

Browning Hells Canyon 300WSM

'Rusa Rig' sent up by client from down country.

Good Blokes – Boris Vos – Lead Ranger

Boris Vos, former Royal Netherland Marine, Sniper, Jungle Warfare and Combat Tracking Instructor, Leader Developer, Good Bloke.

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Call of the Wild: Te Awaroa – a chat with the world developer.

The Bloke Network of Shows · Good Blokes - Interview With Kevin - world designer for Hunter: Call of the Wild - Te Arawoa As I do - I got in touch with the company...

Good Blokes – Inia Raumati. Emergency doctor, hunter, wise chap.

We talk about bush first aid (and the reality of things), trauma what happens and working in it, the mischief blokes, young and old get themselves in you, things he has seen change in...

Good Blokes – Boris Vos – Lead Ranger

Boris Vos, former Royal Netherland Marine, Sniper, Jungle Warfare and Combat Tracking Instructor, Leader Developer, Good Bloke.

Defender

Starting to sort the recovery rig…

After my recent requirement to help dig/pull a couple of lads who had managed to get themselves stuck in the Coromandel - I thought it was well over time to start sorting out the recovery gear for the truck.

Fishing

Fishing Rigs for Kids

One thing I have learnt is that time is valuable when it comes to kids. The time you spend with them.The time you don't.The amount of time you spend fluffing around sorting out fishing...

Get the dog!

Lifestyle

Stepping out. Exploring your backyard.

I realised this, having decided to go for a wander (one of very few) outside the house this morning. I live overlooking the Botanical Gardens in South Auckland. You would think this would impress on...

Firearms Education

This site does feature a lot of guns. In a relatively short period I have learn't a lot, and enjoy sharing that with others. While a lot of the content here is hunting flavoured - you might also enjoy Precision Shooter - another website I run focusing more on competition shooting.

Firearms Education

Backlanz Detachable Bipod – The battle of the lightweight bipods!

I think I would likely be 'more successful if I didn't have a habit of saying what I thought, irrespective of potential loss of favour with companies in NZ, but, I didn't originally set...

An overview of an awesome Sako Carbonlight / Swaro Scope setup…

The Sako Carbonlight remains one of my favourite lightweight factory guns. It's build quality is phenomenal, its function sublime. While I get to setup and shoot a vast array of firearms, I am always happy to see a Sako turn up, because, with the right ammo, it is going to shoot! This 6.5 Creedmoor was no exception.

Heavy and slow or light and fast? The projectile (and ammo) conundrum: Part one – Stability.

What first got me seriously pondering this question was a setup session recently, with a couple of similar rifle that had the same issue. The heavier Hornady ammo the client was using, didn't shoot...

Overview – Ballistics ARC

Ballistics ARC is a ballistic solver - you put in your firearm information, and it outputs the amount you need to dial your scope up to impact at a specified distance. I give you an...

Hello from here in metric land. Weaponised Math (with an s, not z).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjnSVOu_yXk By now, you have likely heard of weaponized math. Marc Taylor wrote this article outlining a system he formalised that gives a simple way of developing some try data for any rifle: https://www.snipershide.com/precision-rifle/predictable-weaponized-math-and-x-factor-voodoo/ Essentially, it's a...

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