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Thread: A bunny shoot in Tekapo - tough but good..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudgripz View Post
    Yep 22 Hornet, or new 17 Hornet would be good.

    Tonight I picked up a Howa 223 with gunworks suppressor from this site. Will pop scope on it, shoot it in shortly, and it will do its work down there. But... looking forward also to another station where they're less spooky, shorter range, and we can use the 22s. Nailing bunnies out to 100 with a precise little 22LR my favourite varmint shooting..
    It can get a bit expensive shooting large numbers of them with a .223.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    It can get a bit expensive shooting large numbers of them with a .223.
    The other week I bought a box of HMR for $50(silly move but is what it is)
    Same week a 50 box of .223 for $40…(albeit on special…)

    The above is a one off case.

    HMR is $37 last couple packets I bought.
    The 223 is $50-$55 range.

    If you buy right the difference can be negligible…


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    We're pricing 223 at present for 4 of us and bulk buy it will cost $40 for every 50. Belmont 55gr softnose are $800 for 1000 delivered. Shared purchase a big saving - but yes keen to get back to 22 and 22 costs.
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    Belmont used to make a 55 gr frangible for small game control. Two years ago I got a can $400 per 1000, it made the option of buying a 17 redundant. I have no idea if they still do it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Henry View Post
    Belmont used to make a 55 gr frangible for small game control. Two years ago I got a can $400 per 1000, it made the option of buying a 17 redundant. I have no idea if they still do it though.
    Not anymore.

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    Team are revisiting the same block near Tekapo end of this month. Looking forward to that - new-to-me Howa 223 is a very precise shooter and keen to give it a blast.

    Have always liked Tekapo, south Canterbury area - very different from our stamping grounds in north Cantab. Canterbury a hell of a big province - bigger than some european countries - and with very diverse land character.

    As mentioned above .. any reason to head down that way is a good reason.
    Last edited by mudgripz; 21-10-2021 at 10:33 PM.
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