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    Purveyor of Fine Cutlery terryf's Avatar
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    I was actually thinking the same thing - I had a lifetime gym membership and the gym went bankrupt. This can happen to any business so a very valid question!

    Quote Originally Posted by Glycerine View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by terryf View Post
    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?
    Itís in the vicinity of Onewhero to the south. This from the man running it (and Metanoia Hunting) who some of us met at the Shot Expo.
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    I had a yarn with a guy you is consulting with the owners on the operation and set up of this enterprise. Yes they are serious they have the land with templates established. They will not be encroached by urban development. They are trying to establish interest and the number of shooters likely to sign up before they start digging. There is going to be an open day on May 12 where you can rock up and shoot and have a look around and hopefully ask questions. There will be covered mounds for sighting in out to 300m and a covered mound where you will be able ot shoot out to 2000m in another direction.
    Yup its a lot of money but for me its a no brainer go out do some load work strep over to the long range and whack some steel establish DOPE get in some practice. If you are keen I will see you on the 12th out there. No I don't have an interest in the range except I really want it to work it would be a great asset to out sport.

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    Cool, 12 May is an RDO, it’ll be a good chance to have a look see.

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    Cool im going to try and go have a few shoots and see how it goes. Im also looking for a club to join in auckland.

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    Come North and join the Northland Black Powder club, it's $20 a YEAR and you can shoot any day of the week as long as you like as often as you like out to 200m.
    The odd Sunday is booked by us and the deer stalkers but you can still shoot after the club day.
    We have a Military aggregate shoot on this Sunday if anyone feels like a drive
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    While the concept is admirable, the fees are astronomical considering it is only weekend access. The whole deal seems heavy on hype and light on facts to my slightly jaundiced eye! Perhaps we are a bit spoiled for choice here compared to the Auckland region (3 rifle ranges, a large pistol range and 2 gun clubs all within 15-20 minutes, plus lots of friendly farmers).

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    Quote Originally Posted by North guy View Post
    Come North and join the Northland Black Powder club, it's $20 a YEAR and you can shoot any day of the week as long as you like as often as you like out to 200m.
    The odd Sunday is booked by us and the deer stalkers but you can still shoot after the club day.
    We have a Military aggregate shoot on this Sunday if anyone feels like a drive
    Is it only black powder that you shoot or cab i bring modern rifles ?

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    I disagree on your thoughts of the fees. Yes its a a lot of money but us Tradies in AKL are earning a fortune at the moment so no worries. Considering in the last year just to shoot long range get some experience and compete rather badly in competitions I have flown to the South Island 4 times and driven to Taranaki twice for shoots (thanks guys) had two rifles rebarreled etc etc. To have a range I can turn up and shoot at with the sort of facilities proposed will save me money and be fantastic. I don't see any hype just a proposal and big dreams. Good on them I sure hope it comes together. (There might have been a bit of tongue in cheek in my comments or not)
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    We are called the black powder club but we shoot all guns, I will let you all know when the next fun day is and you can bring everything you have. ARís, 22ís, high power and shotguns are all in on those days and itís great fun
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    I can’t believe how ungrateful most of the longrange shooters are in this country. They spend shit loads on their gear and grizzle to pay stuff all for training and ranges to shoot. If you only knew how much it costs to set one up and that’s not even including the land. There are some big range setups in America that had the same sort of reception to start with, now they have accommodation etc and require prior booking to get onto these ranges they are so popular.

    We’ve just set one up in the south island that is open on the second Saturday of each month all steel targets to 2km. Training available by gunsite trained instructors. The charges are $100 for the day including lunch. All targets get windage flags set up. Limited numbers at a time. Check sparrow hawk website for bookings.

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    Sorry guys I was tired and cranky from a long weeks welding last night. I meant to say some not most. I built 4 ranges on my property and the neighbours to get wind variety. It probably costs me $1000 a year for my membership in the time and steel used.

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    Points well made Cowboy we knew what you meant we all get grumpy at times. I'm too scared to add up what I have spent on this sport in the last two years. Not as bad as running a Game Fishing boat for a season but it sure scoffs money.

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    Laudable project and seems to be prepairing a long term plan. It would not suprise me if more operations look at being a corporate venue/reception centre to spread the risk and income opportunities like kauri bay. Being close to a major centre in some cases can be an advantage especially if there is little competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by North guy View Post
    Come North and join the Northland Black Powder club, it's $20 a YEAR and you can shoot any day of the week as long as you like as often as you like out to 200m.
    The odd Sunday is booked by us and the deer stalkers but you can still shoot after the club day.
    We have a Military aggregate shoot on this Sunday if anyone feels like a drive
    Its a great little club, friendly club members and fees are very reasonable, numbers of shooters that attend the club days has slowly risen and makes for a good days competition. Inter all the events or what ever event you want to. They shoot bolt action type military rifles right thru to more modern semi autos weather it is your cold war full power battle rifles to the more modern AR types. Still good to see lots of guys still shooting with iron sites as well as red dot and scopes.

 

 

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