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Thread: Best long distance range in Auckland

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    Best long distance range in Auckland

    Hey Team

    might be a better place to ask this question but I recently moved to Auckland from the south (I know what a silly thing to do )

    Because this place seems to have a lot more of these things called buildings and not many large open paddocks like I'm use too, was wondering where the best place to go to hit steel at range is?

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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    Where about in Auckland are you?
    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!
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    Read the first post of this thread: http://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co.n...ad.php?t=26322, which will lead you to this map that @Beaker created and forum members have populated with various venues. https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?m...v8&usp=sharing

    Although I've used neither, Clevedon, Akarana or the yet to open Auckland Shooting Club would be your best bet. Depends on where in Auckland you're based, as Rushy says.

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    Last edited by stretch; 23-04-2017 at 01:32 PM.
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    Clevedon and Akarana are NRA Full bore ranges no steel gongs, Clevedon has the more uniformed setup with 300 to 1000 yards

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    Awesome thanks for that.

    I'm in Ponsonby, but don't mind travelling to get somewhere decent

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    @Deadisbetter help this fellah out with some detail.
    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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    @Dead is better help this fellah out with some detail.
    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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    Long range AND steel...hmm. If by steel you mean paper then you you have a few choices but there's only one standing offer that i know of but it costs a bit to go on that farm.

    The NRA clubs in the Clevedon area (there are 2) would be the go IMO. Check in the clubs section for Akarana if you're keen to shoot 400, 500 and 600y on May 7th (the next shoot).

    I do have a contact up north but im a lazy arse who hasnt replaced a certain smashed up gong (thats evidently made out of butter).

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    I have shot both Akarana and Clevdon. Both very friendly and both have electronic targets. They will be winding down for the Winter mud season so if you want a shoot get out now before the weather closes them. Mate what possessed you to move to Auckland most of us just want to get out of here.
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    Nik on on the Fishnhunt forum is a NZ F Class rep, shoots at Clevedon. Not sure if he is a member at this pub.
    Welcome to Sako club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogmatix View Post
    Nik on on the Fishnhunt forum is a NZ F Class rep, shoots at Clevedon. Not sure if he is a member at this pub.
    The old man frequents this pub too: @Grasshopper


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    @Dead is better Thanks for the info mate, will look into it. Also If you ever need help putting holes in the replacement I'd be happy to oblige.

    @Dermastor Reason for the move, got a job offer I couldn't refuse pretty much

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    Thread revive.

    What was the end result @Skitsokiwi ? Just moved to Auckland myself last Otober but only just got my A CAT and looking to shoot long-range like i did back in Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by langitaan View Post
    Thread revive.

    What was the end result @Skitsokiwi ? Just moved to Auckland myself last Otober but only just got my A CAT and looking to shoot long-range like i did back in Australia.
    Tbh got offered a membership at one of the pistol clubs so going down that track at the moment, but still keeping a look out for a spot to hit some steel. Have heard, and don't quote me on this, but Kerry who runs the gearlocker is looking to set up some long range events up this way so keep an ear out for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skitsokiwi View Post
    Tbh got offered a membership at one of the pistol clubs so going down that track at the moment, but still keeping a look out for a spot to hit some steel. Have heard, and don't quote me on this, but Kerry who runs the gearlocker is looking to set up some long range events up this way so keep an ear out for that.
    @Barefoot

 

 

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