Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.
  • Login:

Welcome to the NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

Terminator Black Watch


User Tag List

Like Tree9824Likes

Thread: What little pesties did you bowl over today?

  1. #7126
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    canterbury
    Posts
    675
    Quote Originally Posted by john m View Post
    I went for a quick look for a rabbit or hare before dinner.This is the oldest rifle I've shot a hare with.
    Attachment 96954
    @john m that is a very tidy Stevens Favorite !!! Original or refinished ?

    I have been laying into the hare's with my muzzleloader as practice for chasing a deer soon.
    Got this one 2 evenings ago and three this evening with 3 shots.
    Name:  hare 50 cal.jpg
Views: 263
Size:  2.74 MB

  2. #7127
    Member tiroatedson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Te Awamutu Rural
    Posts
    1,036
    My oldest rifle...



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    john m and FatLabrador like this.

  3. #7128
    Almost literate. veitnamcam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Nelson
    Posts
    18,963
    Quote Originally Posted by akaroa1 View Post
    @john m that is a very tidy Stevens Favorite !!! Original or refinished ?

    I have been laying into the hare's with my muzzleloader as practice for chasing a deer soon.
    Got this one 2 evenings ago and three this evening with 3 shots.
    Attachment 96955
    Muzzleloaders have always interested me but I have never even held one let alone fired one......what sort of range can you realistically 95% hit a rabbit in the front half at?
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire

    Chicken Intolerant.

  4. #7129
    Member john m's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    565
    I am not sure if original perhaps someone can tell by these photos.
    Name:  20181015_092835.jpg
Views: 236
Size:  5.66 MB
    Name:  20181015_092751.jpg
Views: 232
Size:  5.01 MB
    Name:  20181015_092659.jpg
Views: 237
Size:  5.46 MB
    akaroa1 likes this.
    Velocity is thrilling,but diameter does the real killing.

  5. #7130
    Member Marty Henry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Tararua
    Posts
    2,544
    Im sure rabbits would be queuing up to be shot by that.
    john m likes this.

  6. #7131
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    canterbury
    Posts
    675
    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Muzzleloaders have always interested me but I have never even held one let alone fired one......what sort of range can you realistically 95% hit a rabbit in the front half at?
    I'm using a ghost ring rear and globe front sight so not really what you would call precision.
    I could use one of my smaller globe insert discs and have finer accuracy.
    It's pretty well set up for bigger game.
    But out to 50m I'm running about 50% hits and inside 30m i get most things if they are stationary.
    My longest hit was 88m on a hare with a good rest.
    I run it on scrap lead 320 grains @ 1350 fps with genuine black powder so you don't see much of what happens in the target zone.

  7. #7132
    Member Marty Henry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Tararua
    Posts
    2,544
    You should always shoot with an observer out to one side.
    john m likes this.

  8. #7133
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    canterbury
    Posts
    675
    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Henry View Post
    You should always shoot with an observer out to one side.
    That would be my dog then.
    But she thinks every time the gun goes off there will be something yummy

  9. #7134
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Waihola
    Posts
    85
    15 Bunnies last night, including the first shot after zeroing with the Creedmoor, but only at 172 yds. Also first ever time getting 2 with one shot at 120 yds with the 223. Never anybody there to witness it or get it filmed though
    Feather or Shoot likes this.

  10. #7135
    Member Flyblown's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Location
    Waikato
    Posts
    438
    Quote Originally Posted by Feather or Shoot View Post
    You could line up a pet food processor. They're after goats. Your could make a bit of money from it.
    Call them first though. I got told they have to know that some are coming in and you need to put ice bottles in their gut cavity. Heart and lungs left in.
    I looked into this. The conditions were too onerous. Our local pet food people struggle to make a profit probably or at least partly because they are held to too stringent carcass controls. (I’m assuming its imposed upon them by the authorities.) At the end of the day, once we’ve recovered all the goats (a lot shot well past 400m, too steep, too hard), additional fuel for the bikes, ute, ammo costs, additional time buggering around trying to keep everything cool, arrival of the blowies, etc etc, it wasn’t worth the hassle. Getting it to the processor in a timely manner was the biggest problem.

    So with goats I take what I need for my dogs, and for a couple of old blokes’ dogs that live nearby... I mince goat and venison scraps and cook it through, mix it with quality dog pellets and man are those dogs in good condition. The occasional young nanny is butchered for Jamaican got curry, very fussy about the condition of the animal though.
    Feather or Shoot likes this.

  11. #7136
    Member Marty Henry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Tararua
    Posts
    2,544
    Looked at that here too, $1 per kg, head or neck shot only, gutted,hocked and deheaded pluck in no blowies, local kids were initally keen, not so much after 2 missions and $300 between 6. Its a pitty cause there a heap of them in the forestry. Keeps my dogs fed and also us with the good ones.

  12. #7137
    Member dannyb's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Posts
    709
    Name:  IMG_20181021_004509.jpg
Views: 156
Size:  2.87 MB

    Name:  IMG_20181020_223640.jpg
Views: 156
Size:  2.63 MB

    9 hares 2 bunnies 2 feral moggys and 2 pidgeons
    Not bad going between 2 Shooters, me on the 12g Winchester 1400 and my mate on the brno .22
    @oxfarmer very happy with the shotty she shoots and cycles great

  13. #7138
    Member rossi.45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Central Otago - formally 30yrs in the Buller
    Posts
    794
    took down the first dozen hits today . . . Winchester PowerPoints using the mildots on 10X

    Name:  1540534722918-1.jpg
Views: 98
Size:  499.9 KB
    without a picture . .. it never happened !

  14. #7139
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Tasman bay NZ
    Posts
    404
    Quote Originally Posted by rossi.45 View Post
    took down the first dozen hits today . . .
    Attachment 97563
    Good stuff .45 what's the rifle you got there? Bloody nice looking!!

    Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk

  15. #7140
    Member rossi.45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Central Otago - formally 30yrs in the Buller
    Posts
    794
    Quote Originally Posted by kukuwai View Post
    Good stuff .45 what's the rifle you got there? Bloody nice looking!!

    Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
    cheers @kukuwai . . . its a Sako Quad in a Boyds stock with aftermarket alloy triggerguard, weaver-rail, 3.5-10 Leupold in Burris Zrings with inserts, GunWorks suppressor . . . its a keeper

    longest hit today was 192 yards.

    also have a .17hmr barrel for it . . . R.
    without a picture . .. it never happened !

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Today I saw a Cannibal
    By Barefoot in forum Off topic
    Replies: 41
    Last Post: 30-08-2018, 09:02 PM
  2. Saw an 85 Safari 410 Rigby today
    By Dead is better in forum Firearms, Optics and Accessories
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 17-07-2012, 09:00 PM
  3. fishing a bit slow today
    By Splash in forum Fishing
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-07-2012, 06:05 PM
  4. Did you lose data today?
    By Von Gruff. in forum Questions, Comments, Suggestions, Testing.
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 18-06-2012, 05:26 PM
  5. What did you catch today?
    By Mike H in forum Fishing
    Replies: 42
    Last Post: 14-05-2012, 08:18 AM

Tags for this Thread

View Tag Cloud

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Welcome to NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums! We see you're new here, or arn't logged in. Create an account, and Login for full access including our FREE BUY and SELL section Register NOW!!