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    Casual range in wellington?

    Hey Guys

    Im new around this forum, so hey. I'm a relatively new shooter and was wanting to head out to a range in wellington somewhere. I've contacted a few clubs and most wernt all that friendly to a new guy with his first 308 rifle. So i'm looking for some good people and a nice range to get started at in welly. The rifle I have just finished is a Ruger American, Timney trigger, Glades Armory tact bolt handle, harris bipod, and a Vortex Viper PST 2.5-10x44 ffp. Bit of background, I grew up on a farm in masterton and shot mostly 22 (old 1982 ruger 10/22, my pops, Still have it too) currently working as a Industrial Designer and product developer in wellington.

    Thanks in advance for the help, this forum is great, hoping to learn a bit here...

    Luke "nemo" Fisher

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    Did you try the Petone Rifle Club, Karori Rifle Club or Trentham Rifle Club, all of whom shoot at the Trntham range.

    I've found all these clubs to be friendly and helpful.

    (An internet search will find out contact details for all these clubs)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luke.fisher View Post
    Hey Guys

    Im new around this forum, so hey. I'm a relatively new shooter and was wanting to head out to a range in wellington somewhere. I've contacted a few clubs and most wernt all that friendly to a new guy with his first 308 rifle. So i'm looking for some good people and a nice range to get started at in welly. The rifle I have just finished is a Ruger American, Timney trigger, Glades Armory tact bolt handle, harris bipod, and a Vortex Viper PST 2.5-10x44 ffp. Bit of background, I grew up on a farm in masterton and shot mostly 22 (old 1982 ruger 10/22, my pops, Still have it too) currently working as a Industrial Designer and product developer in wellington.

    Thanks in advance for the help, this forum is great, hoping to learn a bit here...

    Luke "nemo" Fisher
    Try the Upper Hutt deer stalkers. Its only $100 ish a year and you can use the range anytime it isnt booked.
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    I will be heading out to the Hutt Valley NZDA range sometime tomorrow if you want to tag along.

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    Aww mate super keen, but Im in tauranga for the holiday.. Im back on tuesday. was hoping to head of this weekend coming if your going and the offer still stands?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclops View Post
    Did you try the Petone Rifle Club, Karori Rifle Club or Trentham Rifle Club, all of whom shoot at the Trntham range.

    I've found all these clubs to be friendly and helpful.

    (An internet search will find out contact details for all these clubs)
    Not to casually turn up and shoot your own rifle as a non-club member.
    "I do not wish to be a pawn or canon fodder on the whims of MY Government"

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzvermin View Post
    Try the Upper Hutt deer stalkers. Its only $100 ish a year and you can use the range anytime it isnt booked.
    $105 and $15 for the key, but its only 0~200yds max but great to set a gun up.
    "I do not wish to be a pawn or canon fodder on the whims of MY Government"

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    Thanks so mush for the info guys, I headed out to the Karori rifle club today and had a heap of fun, zeroed the rifle out to 300 yards and got a bit of fed match down range!! very happy
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