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    2021 Big Bore - North Island

    Righto boys and girls. @BRADS has kindly offered to let us invade his paddock & woolshed again .

    Pencil in Sat 2 October 2021, and get cracking on reloading for your portable canons.

    Just off the SH50, near Ongaonga (Waipukurau in the Hawke's Bay).

    Format should be similar to last years event - 20 shots (box of ammo) will cover you for all the stages.

    +/-5 stages

    Balloons, Shooting Sticks, Jungle Lane, Long Distance (200m haha), Charging Lion

    Most shots will be in the 25 to 75m range, so open sights encouraged (you get extra style points)

    Anything 40 cal and over will be in "big balls" class, may make concessions for 358 or 375...

    Prize will be a box of chocolates. Entry fee around $ 30, not looking to make money, just cover expenses and give koha to land-owner etc.

    @Tuckerbox has put his hand up to upgrade Cecil the friendly lion into something truly terrifying. Come prepared !

    The idea is that this is a day for "heavy artillery", the rifles that sit in the back of the safe and only see the light of day once a year. Preference will be given to calibers 40 and over. But if you shoot something like a 9.3x62, 375 H&H or even 358, you would still be ok.

    Please don't ask me if you can bring your 308/270/whetever.... Several guys have offered large rifles for the day - get in touch with them and come have some fun.

    Please start PMing me your email address and name. Also let me know what caliber you intend to bring.

    I'll send out bank details in the email. If you cancel up to 7 days before the event, you will receive a full refund. The entry fee will get you into the event, and we will have a sausage sizzle and cold drink back at the shearing shed.

    Camping spots will be available at the shearing shed on Fri night. Alternatively there are holiday parks in Waipukurau and Waipawa, and the Tikokino Hotel also has some accommodation.
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    @Maca49, sounds like you might have competition in muzzle loading division this year
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    If I can work it around the farm I'll be there
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    I will be there
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    @Maca49, sounds like you might have competition in muzzle loading division this year
    Are muzzle loaders welcome?! We're pretty filthy.
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    Hope to be able to get there this year.
    Been getting a bit of practice in with the 416

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    Yep I’ll be in. I will submit the leave app tomorrow.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Yep I’ll be there at this stage!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Yep I’ll be in. I will submit the leave app tomorrow.
    Happy Birthday old fella!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smallfoot View Post
    Are muzzle loaders welcome?! We're pretty filthy.
    The "filthy few" (muzzle loaders) will fit in nicely with the rest of the big boomer crowd - we are not too picky, as long as the bore is LARGE, you are welcome.

    If more than one person plans to shoot a muzzle loader, I will run a 3rd class (in addition to the normal irons and optics) and adjust stage timing for you guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    Happy Birthday old fella!
    Thanks Maca. I take solace from the fact that I am younger than you. See you there.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    @hartley666 I will talk with you about this today. Road trip?
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    I'm in and might drag Jordaan along again.

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    I'll be there with my little gun again. Unless I get really lucky and something big turns up at the right price.
    I might be able to bring a front end loader also. You hit it with a stone to make it fire. How prehistoric is that?
    Overkill is still dead.

 

 

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