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Thread: Shooting in the Hawke's Bay area

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    Shooting in the Hawke's Bay area

    Hi. Could anyone please tell me what kind of shooting compititions/dissiplines are to be found in the Hawke's Bay area?

    I compete in hunting rifle compititions, centre fire rifles are used to compete in a simulation of normal South African hunting situations. Shooting distances vary between 50 and 350 meters. I take it that the guys in NZ does something similar?

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    Hi Jaco, welcome to the forum. @ebf may be able to tell you about this. He will be along shortly now that I have mentioned him.
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    Thanks Rusty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaco Goosen View Post
    Thanks Rusty.
    Hahahahaha. That has made my day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaco Goosen View Post
    Thanks Rusty.
    Be about right....Ol' rusty ....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    Hahahahaha. That has made my day.
    Fuck off you arse dragging fish eater. Ha ha ha ha
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    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    Hi Jaco,

    New Zealand is a tiny place, some of the rural "centers" are not all that large compared to RSA. Wellington is about the size of George :-) Napier & Hastings in Hawkes Bay is smaller again.

    I am not aware of hunting comps over here similar to the one you describe. Your best bet would be to contact the local NZ Deerstalkers Association branch and have a chat. Some branches are very active (Taihape & Manawatu), and others very rarely run competitions.

    Most of the guys here shoot steel gongs for practise. If you look on Facebook, search for Gillice Practical Shooting Events, bit of a cross between hunting type competitions and the Precision Rifle Series in America.

    On the more formal target shooting side there is ICFRA type F-class shooting. Bisley shooting in SA terms :-) Hawkes Bay does have a club, and some of their members are on here.

    Hope that helps
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    Thanks ebf. I'll look into it.

    Rushy, sorry for the spelling - auto correct got me there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaco Goosen View Post
    Thanks ebf. I'll look into it.

    Rushy, sorry for the spelling - auto correct got me there.
    Mate I don't care what anyone calls me as long as the don't call me late for dinner. Ha ha ha ha
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    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    @Jaco Goosen

    Welcome to the best hunting and shooting forum on the net.


    Full to the brim with good buggers like Rusty

    Mate join up with the Hastings or Napier NZDA and come shoot the wilkinson cup with us.

    It's a simulated hunting type shooting comp and the best thing about it is we get to beat those knuckle dragging red band chewers from Taihape ( @andyanimal31 ) every year

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    Hi Pete.

    Thanks for the information, its exactly what I was looking for.

    Seems like my fimily would not be joining me on my move to NZ, so I'll have a lot of time on my hands. I've got to contact my agent this week and get my visa application on track again. Got side tracked when my wife got pregnant, but the little one has been born and now life can return to normal.

    Regards
    Jaco.
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    Congratulations on the birth of the young one Jaco.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaco Goosen View Post
    Hi Pete.

    Thanks for the information, its exactly what I was looking for.

    Seems like my fimily would not be joining me on my move to NZ, so I'll have a lot of time on my hands. I've got to contact my agent this week and get my visa application on track again. Got side tracked when my wife got pregnant, but the little one has been born and now life can return to normal.

    Regards
    Jaco.
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    Give me a bell when you get here and I'll take you down the range for a shoot.

    Cheers
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