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    CENTREFIRE SHOOTING RANGE? (Waikato)

    Hey guys

    I've organised some time off work and am trying to organise some of the family to have a little shoot out get together, but our usual place is not currently available over the coming week.

    Do you guys know anywhere around Taupo, Rotarua, Tauranga, Hamilton area of the waikato to shoot a few rifles from .223(suppressed) to .308(braked) out to say 300 metres at paper or steel for a day?

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    Cambridge has a range that goes to 200yards. I believe there is a shooting complex in Tokoroa that is meant to be good, and there is a range in Otororanga. None of these I have been too.

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    NZDA range at TECT Park on the Tauranga - Rotorua road.

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    Rotorua NZDA have a range out to 300mtrs. Cliff at the Outdoorsman Headquarters is the contact . How come the Tauranga AOS use ours if there's one available in the TECT Park??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gapped axe View Post
    Rotorua NZDA have a range out to 300mtrs. Cliff at the Outdoorsman Headquarters is the contact . How come the Tauranga AOS use ours if there's one available in the TECT Park??
    Because it is only available for use on range days from what I have heard
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    And they can't shoot for shit!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gapped axe View Post
    Rotorua NZDA have a range out to 300mtrs. Cliff at the Outdoorsman Headquarters is the contact . How come the Tauranga AOS use ours if there's one available in the TECT Park??
    Police 'management' are the reason for that decision. All Police training deemed to be performed on one specific designated range for the BOP region. The local police from Tga think it sucks and is a waste of their time travelling, but thats the way it is.

    When we were setting up the ranges we offered to accomodate the local Police with a designated range for general staff training, then the option to use the 300m range occasionally if required for the AOS guys. Local guy who was in charge of training at the time was keen as, and for a few years while the TECT Park ranges were in the planning stages we were in occasional contact with them. But in the end upper management decided to do their own thing and essentially annexed the Rotorua range for their own use during the week, which was just before the tect park opened. That's the way it has stayed since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beetroot View Post
    Cambridge has a range that goes to 200yards. I believe there is a shooting complex in Tokoroa that is meant to be good, and there is a range in Otororanga. None of these I have been too.
    Where abouts is the Cambridge one? I'd be keen on joining that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimjon View Post
    Where abouts is the Cambridge one? I'd be keen on joining that one.

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    I would love to know too would save all the trips to taupo.
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    Also what about Whatawhata range?

    I don't mind the haul to Rotorua as it gives me a chance to drop in to the Outdoorsman but would prefer not to have to do the trek.
    Can anyone shed some light on the ranges in the areas?
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    The Cambridge one is on a private farm.
    They are actually having a shoot today. More kind of service rifle type shoot.


    The Whatawhata one is closed for the winter. We will reopen in September. Only on some Saturday afternoons.This one is for F-class/long range target shoot from 300 to 1000yrds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    And they can't shoot for shit!
    Really? I've seen some that are pretty bloody sharp. I'm sure you've seen a lot more of them shoot and had a lot more exposure to them than me though.

    Is it because they're black? You're racist!
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    They or some division of them used to use an NZDA range where I used to shoot silos - you always knew when they had been, live rounds left behind in the grass.

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    Rifle Ranges Waikato

    This could be a sticky thread. There's an enquiry every month or two.

    Waikato and nearby ranges:

    Whatawhata (F & TR)
    Hangawera (private range contact El Borracho)
    Bunker Hill
    Hamilton Pistol club
    Otorohanga (F & TR)
    Tokoroa TSSC (South Waikato NZDA)
    Dey st (indoor .22 Waikato NZDA)
    Narrows Park (Air Rifle field Target)
    Rotorua NZDA
    Taupo NZDA
    BOP NZDA TECT park

    So, google for the NZDA branches' web sites and they have timetables.
    The NRA fullbore Target Rifle ranges need a bit more research to track down contacts. But all good freindly blokes.

    On this forum, use the search function:
    http://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co.n...g-range-17833/
    http://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co.n...08/index2.html
    http://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co.n...waikato-17071/
    http://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co.n...e-range-18406/

    Other forum:
    FishnHunt - New Zealands Famous Hunting and Fishing Forum Since 1995 - Rifle range - Hamilton
    FishnHunt - New Zealands Famous Hunting and Fishing Forum Since 1995 - RIFLE RANGE NEAR HAMILTON??
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