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    Question for the Nelson members

    I'm going to be traveling through Nelson briefly on my way down to the Sounds at Christmas time .
    I'm going to buy a .22 with a Silencer ( that's what we always called them , now it seems that they have become Moderators and Cans ) for Bopping the Possums that always hang around the Bach .
    My kids have never seen a possum meet its maker because they are protected over here , and my 15 year old son is keen as , must admit I'm kind of looking forward to it myself .
    I must add that I have a current NZ firearms license , so there is nothing dodgy going on there .
    My question is what's the best gunshop these days .
    I always used to deal with Murry at Hunting &Fishing before he sold to Hugo from KFC fame , and Kelvin Gardner and his son Jason in Richmond and Jason's shop in Bridge street .
    I usually take my own firearms with me when I'm heading back for a shooting trip , but the hassles of traveling with firearms isn't worth it on this family holiday .
    I just thought I'd buy a cheap second hand .22 and either sell it back to the shop or I might leave it with the neighbour down the Sounds to store and look after until next time , but I haven't asked him about that yet .
    Anyway what and where is the best shop .

    Ken
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    Get a go between organised and you are welcome to borrow my 22 semi for the duration. Are you coming into NZ via ChCh or Aucks ?
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    I will be up there thrashing the water to foam trying to catch a snapper so you can use mine while there.
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    Thanks for the offered guys , but I hate borrowing other peoples gear .
    Its always in the back of mind that if it breaks it's not mine .
    I'm the same with everything , tools , machinery , cars , you know what I mean .
    I'm sure I could borrow a rifle of a few old mates in Nelson anyway if I had to , but buying an old cheapy is what I'd prefer to do .
    Anything will do , even an old single shot with open sights , but I really want it to have a " can " on it so my son can see what it's like .
    He has only seen them in the movies because of the silly rules over here .
    I must be able to get so something for a couple of hundred , or am I totally out of touch with pricing these days ?
    Dave where are you going to be scaring the Snapper ?

    Ken
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    Will be around at Sneezes place most likely, in the Kenepuru.
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    The Richmond sports shop was my go to but has been bought out by KFC.
    The guys who were in the firearm section have apparently opened their own shop in MurderAcre but i haven't been there for a look yet.

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    Should be plenty of these around Dave

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    Reports are the snap are turning up in the sounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    Will be around at Sneezes place most likely, in the Kenepuru.
    We will be at Port Ligar
    It been ages since I was there maybe 5 years , I'm looking forward to it like you wouldn't believe , hope it's not to cold

    Ken
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    The Richmond sports shop was my go to but has been bought out by KFC.
    The guys who were in the firearm section have apparently opened their own shop in MurderAcre but i haven't been there for a look yet.

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    Is there anyone else in Nelson or does Hugo have a monopoly ?
    Is that local weekly paper still going where people list second hand stuff for sale , I can't remember what it was called .
    But I used to buy and sell guns on it .
    Maybe I could buy one privately and pick it up on the way through , but we don't plan on spending much time in Nelson , just get supplies and keep going , that's why I thought a shop would be better , just in and out .
    Do you remember the old gunshop in Mot years ago with all the old collectible guns hanging on the walls .
    Or am I showing my age

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    Have never really spent any time in mot at all,just cursed the long 50kmh limit driving threw.

    The buy sell swap? Still going but trade me has pretty much killed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Should be plenty of these around Dave

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    Reports are the snap are turning up in the sounds.

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    I am the world's worst snapper fisherman so they will have to be in plague proportions for me to get one😆

    Shot a nice yearling about an hour ago so topped off a perfect day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    I am the world's worst snapper fisherman.
    Try baiting a hook and putting it in the water. I spent years trying to encourage them to jump in the boat but eventually realised that wasn't going to work despite my mate telling me that it was the best approach. Baited a hook and whacked it in the water one day and fuck me I caught a snapper. Caused me to believe my mate had been taking the piss all that time. Ha ha ha ha
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    Well went Christmas Crazy and ended up with a Ruger 10/22 .
    Have already burned up a brick of ammo and haven't even shot a possum yet
    Merry Christmas to all .

    Ken
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ground Control View Post
    Well went Christmas Crazy and ended up with a Ruger 10/22 .
    Have already burned up a brick of ammo and haven't even shot a possum yet
    Merry Christmas to all .

    Ken
    hope its suppressed too

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikee View Post
    hope its suppressed too
    It's " Silent night " at our place this Christmas

    Ken
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