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    Beginner here! Any advice

    Hi there,

    Glad to be part of the hunting community im a newbie to the hunting scene. Iím currently based in auckland. Im going on holiday in jan for couple weeks so im seeking advice on any gear or methods and a good beginners place to start really. Thanks in advance.
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    the local sports shop for a plastic stocked T3 in 7mm08 and then nearest cafe for a latte?????????
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    Move anywhere South of Auckland. And hunt with the wind into your face
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    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    the local sports shop for a plastic stocked T3 in 7mm08 and then nearest cafe for a latte?????????
    An excellent start.

    Seriously, take your time, do a lot of reading of old threads, ask questions if you need to.

    If you haven't already, buy a .22 rifle and a small mountain of ammo, and take time to practice marksmanship. After that, a .223, and stretch your shooting distances. Wait awhile before you buy a bigger cannon.
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    hi, there was a guy on here called @rickychen who could have helped you out. Some of us formed a posse and lynched him for fun one day so he is no longer available for helping.
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    Use enough gun

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    @Beginnerhunter ignore that ^ lot for the time being you are probably the only sport they have had in the last month , do you have a rifle ?
    Greenys and Vegetarians started out just like us , there just terrible hunters

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    Step 1 : Go outside.

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    I assume you’re interested in hunting deer. Read all of Lentle and Saxton’s books, and get out as much as you can. Statistically, a lot more deer are shot in the bush than at the keyboard.
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    More meplat, more better.

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    Join NZDA
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    Welcome along beginner hunter. All the above is excellent advice especially the bit about going outside, but are you aware that hunting kit, rifles, binos and scopes, ammunition, reloading gear etc is addictive and expensive probably better for your wallet if you take up knitting or macrame like me.
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    go to your local gunshops and try as many different rifles as possible if you don't all ready have one to find one that feels right. calibre for a new hunter 243 upwards once you have a bit of experience you can go smaller. a good sleeping bag to save a bit of money you could look at the army surplus ones mine was ex army and have had for over 20 years . a light weight gas cooker and small set of cookware, try aliexpress for that maple fire stuff.a good head torch. a knive is personal preference either folder or fixed. some sort of shelter either a tent or tarp and a sleeping mat.a first aid kit with a couple crepe bandages ,useful for strapping a twisted ankle or knee. a gps if you can use one , I use a backtrack as I am technology challenged and a epirb if you have a bit of spare cash apart from that a few bullets for your rifle and a couple of those 24hr backcountry ration packs and a water bottle and a pack to carry it all.once you have done a bit you will be like the rest of us and start buying stuff for day missions or bigger stuff for longer trips. hope you don't have a wife as it will cost you twice as she will want to spend the same or more on herself.
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    If on a budget a sporter swede will do everything you need a lot of us started with one ive still got mine
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    There's a 6.5 X 55 Swedish Mauser for a good price on here. Good calibre

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    Yeap just a 6,5 creed at the moment

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    Thanks for the info cheers man appreciate it

 

 

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