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    Auckland Shooting Range Shooting

    So how much do you like shooting Long Range? This is a new range that looks like its starting up South of Auckland they will shoot out to 2000m. If you break it down to $10 a week it doesn't look so bad.

    https://www.shootingrange.co.nz/
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    A lot closer to me than ASC.
    No issues with noise and round counts like Waiuku Pistol Club.
    I've preregistered for range membership.
    Welcome to Sako club.

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    That's for gold membership? As I understand it, there's an additional $20 per day to be paid.
    So if I shoot once a month it costs me $60 rather than a $100 which still makes it viable - once every three months and its no longer viable.

    If, however, you go twice a month and you're an avid hunter, then the Diamond or Platinum would definitely be a better deal as it seems access is then free plus a bit of hunting thrown in.
    Still a chunk of cash to lay down.
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    Yep, Gold.
    Currently I have to drive to Riverhead to the two deerstalkers ranges there, 50 min drive each way. So time and petrol.
    I want to practise more at 300/500m. Funnily enough I seem to shoot better at 300m with minimal support (canadian prone off the magazine) than I do at 500m off a front rest.
    Cant shoot beyond 200m at Riverhead, with North Auckland not able to shoot standing now.
    At Clevedon or Akarana ranges, only once a month on a club day (not a member) and only from October to May.

    This new (but certainly pricey) range is a 15 minute drive for me.
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    @dogmatix you don't have to be a member to shoot either Clevedon or Akarana and they shoot pretty much every weekend so there is a lot of shooting there but yes only in the Summer months.

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    Didn't realise I could shoot on a competition shoot day as a casual. Cheers.
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    Registered but for gold but not sure about the booking your days part. I like the ability to just rock up and sight in that Waiuku has but 100 m and the switch to being noise nzi's is wearing thin.

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    This is good news and should encourage the growth of the sport.
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    the gold fee's a bit cheeky? $525 for a year and then $20 extra every time you go,

    and only open on weekends is a little limiting?
    actual photos of the facilities provided would be nice even progress photos?

    Though I hope the best for another range to succeed, I'll see how this one goes before sending any funds there way
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    what we need is to evict all the people with sensitive ears and poor manners. then we can shoot all day, every day and anywhere we please! sounds dreamy.
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    15k life time membership looks good, spread out to 10 years only 1.5k per year, same price as gold + shooting every weekend.

    only if we can get the owner to personally guarantee the range will be up for 10 years at least or pro-rata refund.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve123 View Post
    Registered but for gold but not sure about the booking your days part. I like the ability to just rock up and sight in that Waiuku has but 100 m and the switch to being noise nzi's is wearing thin.
    Yes, the sneering knob-end that seems to run the joint for his own benefit makes this an attractive proposition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glycerine View Post
    the gold fee's a bit cheeky? $525 for a year and then $20 extra every time you go,

    and only open on weekends is a little limiting?
    actual photos of the facilities provided would be nice even progress photos?

    Though I hope the best for another range to succeed, I'll see how this one goes before sending any funds there way
    The fees do seem somewhat excessive but I can only assume that the land required for a 2000m range probably isn't cheap. Hopefully the fees decrease as more shooters subscribe? *shrugs*. Agree on the weekends thing but then with 70 shooting platforms, perhaps they are catering to the majority of shooters who have their free time on the weekend?

    It could definitely do with some photographs of the facilities.
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    I'm a little confused right now.

    On the website, the map shows Onewhero down south off Highway 22 (65km south of CBD)

    On the FB page, it shows the address as Onewhero Road, Kaukapakapa which is north on the Kaipara Coast Highway (55km north of CBD)

    I understood it was north - can anyone confirm this?
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    also keen to know what guarantees your lifetime membership? what if worse case the land is sold to a new owner that hates shooting? or the range is closed for other reasons?

    shit happens.. just keen to know what safe guards they/you have for your 15k investment?
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