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Thread: Hi from Wellington

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    Hi from Wellington

    Hi everyone. I've been shooting supervised for years but just got my FAL so that I can get into hunting.

    Anyone know where I would want to hunt deer or pigs near Kapiti? (I mean area, you don't need to give me your perfect spot). What sort of gun should I look at, is it mostly bush hunting around here?

    The only guy I know that hunts said to get a 308, and he certainly brings deer home. My brother has a 7mm-08 but he's one of those guys that likes the gear but never gets around to going out

    Should I get camo?

    I'm pretty experienced with tramping although its been a couple of years since I did an overnight.

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    Tararua is closest, look at the ocean, do a 180 degree turn and they should be there in front of you
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    Some will say camo , some won't, calibre choice won't help bring deer home time in the bush will, but do make sure you get a bigger cal, 308,708,6.5x55, 270 etc. They all have there benefits
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    Buy your brothers 7mm-08 and ask your mate with the 308 where he is shooting deer.
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    Most hunting in NZ is short range, under 300yds and a 308w is good to 600yds. 308w Ammo is then also cheap and plentiful so the argument for a 308w is quite compelling. A mate has a 6.5mmSwede and recently had issues with getting projectiles, while looking around the 7mm and 7.62mm offerings were still plentiful and diverse. Its your $s however.
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    Welcome to the forum mate.....your questions are valid....but you will get 30 (?) different answers.....

    borrow your brothers 7-08 (great choice there, bro) and go out and learn......then drop your wedge on what suits you!!!!....good luck and be safe (blaze camo)
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    Welcome , mate from a fellow Kapiti Man ...

    have a crack in The Akatarawas .. nice and close and plenty of goats and the Odd deer too ... pretty sure the DOC idiots have finished with the Green Rain for now ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by oneshot View Post
    Buy your brothers 7mm-08 and ask your mate with the 308 where he is shooting deer.
    Standard reply is "in the neck" isn't it .

    Welcome to the forum, you don't need camo. Ask that guy if he will take you for a hunt, he will teach you more in a day than a year reading on here or maybe someone here will take you out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fetchfire View Post
    Hi everyone. I've been shooting supervised for years but just got my FAL so that I can get into hunting.

    Anyone know where I would want to hunt deer or pigs near Kapiti? (I mean area, you don't need to give me your perfect spot). What sort of gun should I look at, is it mostly bush hunting around here?

    The only guy I know that hunts said to get a 308, and he certainly brings deer home. My brother has a 7mm-08 but he's one of those guys that likes the gear but never gets around to going out

    Should I get camo?

    I'm pretty experienced with tramping although its been a couple of years since I did an overnight.
    If you find yourself in or near Hawkes Bay anytime, or are interested in driving up here you are welcome to hunt with us.
    A big fast bullet beats a little fast bullet every time

 

 

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