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Thread: Where to hunt when wanting to consistently fill a LARGE Meat locker/freeza from Auck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    "Prefer the company of reasonably cultured people"

    Stay away from anyone with a tikka T3 and you can't go wrong
    LOL stay away from me then, the ol T3 was my first rifle. In 7mm 08 as well (some might say that make's it even worse!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    "Prefer the company of reasonably cultured people"

    Stay away from anyone with a tikka T3 and you can't go wrong
    or a 270
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    "Prefer the company of reasonably cultured people"

    Stay away from anyone with a tikka T3 and you can't go wrong
    haha somebody got it, bit of humour never goes astray. Personally I just avoid those who bring a hippy of Johnny Walker Red, blah. Thats not being a single malt snob, there are some appropriate blends to bring along and then there is just outright nasty. ;-p

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    Quote Originally Posted by odds0und View Post

    Could find cheaper, I picked up the latest in Hunting & Fishing down here when they opened up their new store.
    Choice one, chur. I'll send you a PM re hounds.

    As for snobbing 270 shooters, wont that leave me a FONC in NZ? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotty View Post
    dont sell yourself short kyle i have conversed with you and found you very cultured .....and dont even question the cuisine .but then i guess im just a panelbeater and you used to be but had the sense to leave the trade
    Second that....hell Im a (now ex) gully raker n general dogs body...were pretty uncultured....


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    Quote Originally Posted by GoatHead View Post
    Its ok man, people just read titles and jump to conclusions, it happens on every forum. You get people who wanna help and you get people on forums who want to point out how dumb other people are or correct other peoples honest mistakes and thats all they will ever contribute to a forum. But thanks. Ive read between the replies and gotten some genuine help. :-)
    Nah...what youre seeing is the great knocking machine in action....part of the shakedown process....


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    Quote Originally Posted by tiroahunta View Post
    Nah...what youre seeing is the great knocking machine in action....part of the shakedown process....


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    Been looking at what gear I need to add to my hiking gear to fill out for hunting. Do many people use swags? I've got one we'll used from Aus. They are bulkier than just a sleep bag but if used as base camp tent and bag I think they go nicely but in aus you don't need to worry about weather so much for putting the Billy on. I'm thinking a simple fly for cooking etc should be alright around middle NI. Conditions obviously dictate.

    Is stoney creek usually fairly reliable gear? Obviously every brand has some things it's good at and some not so much, but generally speaking....

    I have a couple of pairs of Meindl boots. I like other brands that the Mrs and other mates use like Lowa. But I am a 4E width and a find most boot companies and even trail shoe companies do not make wide boots suitable for us bigger nz guys who were barefoot most of our childhoods. Strange that I find German boots fit as in Deutschland most people have thin feet as being barefoot is not culturally the norm.

    I like a heavy slug, 200 grain. Is a 308 unrealistic for short distance ie Bush? I remember many decades back the 303 was a common rifle. If using optics, what would be a good all rounder for Bush and for glassing longer distance etc in the open?

    Is there a guide who hunts predominantly Bush for deer that is well respected? I think aside from getting re acquainted with nz terrain, hiring a guide is worth the money for learning niche info, especially in the Bush.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoatHead View Post
    I like a heavy slug, 200 grain. Is a 308 unrealistic for short distance ie Bush?
    Why the heavy slug??
    Plenty of animals go down to .308. It's a common "bush pig" conversion. And ammo is generally available. (Usually 130-175gn factory loadings)


    I remember many decades back the 303 was a common rifle. If using optics, what would be a good all rounder for Bush and for glassing longer distance etc in the open?
    And plenty more deer have fallen to .303 and milsurp FMJ, with or without projectile mods. And it'll still do good killing, and the range of projos now available has made it even better.
    However, back then, it was used because it was what was available. Plenty of WW guns coming back, getting "sporterised"
    I wouldn't -choose- an enfield to lug through bush. But there's nothing wrong with the chambering.

    Optics. The two things you want are different ends of the spectrum.
    Fixed 2 or 4x will be better than your eyes.
    "Glassing" you generally want binos in either 8x or 10x, You don't want to be sweeping hillsides with your rifle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mimms2 View Post
    You don't want to be sweeping hillsides with your rifle.
    Good advice, what I take from that is a scope in the middle is just a compromise for both requirements of scoping. Also optics are pretty cheap these days. Sorry I didn't mean optics as in scope for glassing. Will end up with the usual nono and mono. Have a pretty good nikon bino already.

    I'm very excited to start just exercising to get the fitness back up to base level. I have access to Bush so figure it's not a bad idea once a week to hike. Along with body weight interval training which gets that aerobic and anaerobic mix going.

    The heavy slug is just something I've always had fond thoughts about. Also watching Anto on THClub using a 200 grain to great effect multiple times makes it seem a good one shot knock down. But plenty OK with 150 of course, after all if you can't get a good group the heavy slug ain't gonna help much. Speaking of which, I enjoy watching Hikock45 on YouTube using 12 gauge slugs on his targets, shooting long range at his gong they make such a sweet sound haha.

    The goats hopefully will take pressure off for delivering deer meat and can enjoy the hunt from a sporting and recreation perspective, especially training and using an indicating dog I'm looking forward to.

 

 

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