Modifications and clarification on tube magazines for .22 and shotguns.

There have been a few posts floating about regarding the above, and certainly, I am getting a lot of questions, but, until I confirmed with an 'official' page - I didn't want to post anything. But now it is.

Rifle Setup Course

$ 750 /day
Spend a day learning how to properly setup your rifle, including stock adjustments, scope mounting, eye relief and more.

Despite what they may say, many stores do the absolute minimum when it comes to setting up your new firearm. Learn how to get the most out of your investment.
  • Properly Zero'd
  • Setup for you
  • Basic ballistics
  • Ready to go

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The Swarovski dS – Scope, rangefinder, ballistic solver.

It's the pinnacle (price wise at least) of 'smart' optics. But does the price of the Swarovski dS really equate to value? Like many things premium, it's a yes, no, yes, kinda answer.

Stop the Bleed. Prac Med’s IFAS Kit first look

So, should you, are someone near you have a major issue with losing a LOT of blood, do you have the resources on you to stop it?

The Vortex Optics Razor HD AMG 6-24×50 Riflescope Review

The Vortex AMG is their first 'all American made' rifle scope. A great piece of glass, and well worthy of consideration for a crossover style rifle.

Outdoors

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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.

Firearms Education

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Magnetospeed V3 vs Sportster

What are the differences between the V3 and the cheaper Sporter version, which one should I get? Here there are: Magnetospeed V3 vs Sportster

A couple of reviews for our LRS-L1 Shooting Course

A couple of reviews have come in for our recent Long Range...

Disposing of ammo: Lyman Kinetic Bullet Puller

At some point you are going to have ammo you want to get rig of. The Lyman Kinetic Bullet Puller.

The GRS Bifrost could be a good option for upgrading your stock.

The GRS Bifrost is made from glass fibre reinforced composite material....

Hang on. How do I dial 3.72 MOA?

I get a lot of questions from people getting into the precision shooting side of things, and this a common one.

Picatinny Rail Installation

Time to install a picatinny rail for optics mounting.

Processing Deer – Hunts Course

We were there to learn about processing deer - somewhat an important skill should you be out in the bush and actually manage to shoot one.

Connective Tissue

Slow cook tough cuts with some wine. We already know this. But are you interested to know why?

A different kind of shot.

My last trip to the Kaimanawas left me with a conundrum. Next time, was I going to take out the rifle, or the big camera?

It’s here. The Nightster.

So, I thought I would get another bike, potentially equally ridiculous for daily riding - a Harley Davidson 1200N Nightster.

SOS Survival Training Overnight Course

It's nice to know, that IF something should go wrong in the great outdoors (and there is plenty that can) - I have the survival training to be able to make do with what is presented to me.

Computer Eye Strain Relief – Oakley Prescription Glasses

I have been wearing glasses since my school years. As a...

Whiskey, Scotch, Bourbon, Rye

I got asked the differences recently and couldn't answer. So - here is a summary of what I found.

Pinnacles and Coromandel

Essentially a couple of overnight tramps put together, we wanted to cover a couple of sites in the Coromandel Area; including a walk to the Pinnacles and across the tip of the Coromandel. We had our first experiments with dehydrating our own food, so were also keen to try a much lighter way of carrying our meals around.

Defender Life

come on the journey

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

Sika Hunting – Kaimanawas – May

The best part of a week Sika Hunting in the Kaimanawa ranges.

The Hunting Show Interview

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

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...

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.

New to firearms?

learn the basics

Well the roar is nearly upon us

Well the roar is nearly upon us, so I reckon it’s a good time to bang the drum for safety again, but this time I want to share a few ideas that expand on the tired old refrain of ‘always positively identify your target beyond all doubt’.

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.

Safety Glasses for Shooting

While hearing protection is a no-brainer when shooting on a range, more and more places are also requiring eye-protection. What should you be looking for in safety glasses for shooting?

Rifle Setup Course

$ 750 /day
Spend a day learning how to properly setup your rifle, including stock adjustments, scope mounting, eye relief and more.

Despite what they may say, many stores do the absolute minimum when it comes to setting up your new firearm. Learn how to get the most out of your investment.
  • Properly Zero'd
  • Setup for you
  • Basic ballistics
  • Ready to go

All of it...

Everything

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 chat with Simon from Prac Med

You should know by now that I am big on being prepared to deal with the incidents that can occur - especially when talking hunting, and firearms. So anything I can do to promote what Simon is up to, I will.

A rifle setup for a customer…

So, what exactly do we do when we set up a rifle for a custom?It's always different (like our customers) - but here is an example.

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.

Adding Diff and Transmission Breathers

The Defender already had a snorkel installed - of course! That's the bit you add on to instantly get more 4WD credibility! But - long before my air filter was going to be submerged, there were a few other things I needed to sort out as well.

A chat with Barnard.

I have known about Barnard Precision for a while - they have almost always been these mythical, highly accurate, but slightly...

A day out in the 110…

Was a busy Sunday for myself and the girls. I had a list of jobs to get done, I say jobs, but none of them was too stressful, well, except for the fact I have a cold and had spent around six hours the previous day talking to licence applicants in a non-stop presentation.

And here it is. The Defender TD5 110

I have been looking online for one of these for quite a few years now, and, seeing the pricing on them seemed...

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 GRS Bifrost could be a good option for upgrading your stock.

The GRS Bifrost is made from glass fibre reinforced composite material. The grip and forehand area have a rubber surface - steady and comfortable...