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700SPS Centerfire Rifle Accurizing – Bore Inspection and Lug Lapping

With Nathan Foster's 'Bolt Action Rifle Accurizing & Maintenance' in hand, I started the first step in preparing my new Rem 700 build. First up was an initial inspection of the rifle bore and action and testing that we had good, even lug engagement.

What Cartridge for Deer?

The age old question. It’s usually made with good intentions – the new hunter, armed with $1k in the bank and a passion for shooting some deer just wants to know an easy answer, what rifle to buy. What cartridge?

Understanding Brass Annealing

In the first part of a series on annealing - we will cover off exactly what annealing is and what it does, in the second, we will cover off a couple of specific methods to anneal and finally, my current methodology.

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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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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.

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: 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.

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.

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...
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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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