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Thread: Murphys Law and first Tahr hunt

  1. #16
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    May 2015
    Quote Originally Posted by 25 /08 IMP View Post
    Not correct ammo just has to be in approved case so primers won't get hit.
    I had mine taken in Christchurch even after checking with them and in the end they agreed to being wrong and paid for it.
    And boy did they pay.

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    Thanks for the feedback, guys.

    25/08 Imp, good that you got reimbursed, but probably not much help if you're a North islander who has say flown to Queenstown for a trip and get your ammo pulled? Probably not a major if you use a .308, .270, 7mm08 or the like, but there are an increasing number of guys who use non-standard rounds ( I even read of a guy running 25 cal projectiles from an 08 case recently! ) or hand load for themselves. Just seems to me that the AirSec people are misguided on this particular matter......be good to understand what their actual rationale for this rule is?

  2. #17
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    Nov 2014
    Awesome write up 10 points for perseverance!!!

  3. #18
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    Jan 2019
    South Canterbury
    Great to hear you made it down here and managed to get yourself a nice bull. Talk about everything not going to plan. Bet you're glad you got off the hill that night. Might have had to do some spooning to keep warm.

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    Member doinit's Avatar
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    Buller Westcoast.
    Great report moovet..

    I have fond memories of that area,nice to see it again.
    Well done and you scored..nice.

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    Air NZ in their effort to comply with the dangerous goods regulations have to be satisfied that any dangerous good/s is/are packaged in accordance. Best to treat security and/or the personnel who deal with dangerous goods for the airline as stupid. Best way to do it is put any reloaded ammo in any saved original ammo manufacturer's package, doesn't matter what brand, these idiots won't be able to work that out. All they care about is their butts are covered.

  6. #21
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    South Canterbury
    I think Nightowl is spot on with his advice/theory. Just put all reloaded ammo in an original factory box and the average security staff would even know what factory vs reloads look like.

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    Member Ryan_Songhurst's Avatar
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    Sep 2015
    South Island
    forgive me if im wrong here.... you were just taking pot shots at animals 400m away by "estimating" the range? I dont think there was any murphys law at play here just a disregard for animal welfare and some underprepared hunters.

  8. #23
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    Jun 2019
    Palmerston North
    Murphys law related to the hassle in trying to get there.

    I agree that I needed a range finder on that trip.

    As a vet, animal welfare with a clean kill is a priority for me and I have never wounded an animal before.

    I am not proud of wounding it initially but that is why I made damn sure it wasn't going to suffer for longer than necessary and that I was going to respect it by carrying as much of it out as possible even though the extra weight was almost the end of me

    Would have been so much easier to have wounded it and walked away.



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