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Thread: Full bore rifle ranges in Southland

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    Full bore rifle ranges in Southland

    Hey, I've just moved down to Southland and I the farm I'm on now doesn't have anywhere I can sight my guns in or do load development.
    I've looked around online but can't seem to find any ranges near Invercargill.
    Does anyone down here have any they can recommend? or if there aren't any, does anyone know a good spot for rifle work?
    Obviously I can get by with just 100m but I would like to stretch out to 500m if there is anywhere.
    Cheers,
    William

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    Maybe a bit of a drive for you but there is a range in Te Anau, targets/plates out to 520 yards from memory, have to be a member but cheap membership fees, look up Fiordland Firearms Club
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    Cheers, I don't really have many options so I might have to make the trip,

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    No you wont have to make that trip unless you are going for the real deal
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi-Hunter View Post
    No you wont have to make that trip unless you are going for the real deal
    KH
    So @Kiwi-Hunter, i been in Invercargill couple times last month and was advised i couldn't try any of the guns i had with me at the time because the range or ranges over there are for Members only or only work on the weekends.
    Please can you tell me if you or any other in here if has any place in between queenstown and invercargill where is possible to shoot short or long range excepting the already mentioned TeAnau?

    Thank you in advance.

    Mac

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    Quote Originally Posted by PERRISCICABA View Post
    So @Kiwi-Hunter, i been in Invercargill couple times last month and was advised i couldn't try any of the guns i had with me at the time because the range or ranges over there are for Members only or only work on the weekends.
    Please can you tell me if you or any other in here if has any place in between queenstown and invercargill where is possible to shoot short or long range excepting the already mentioned TeAnau?

    Thank you in advance.

    Mac
    Hi Mac
    They are for Members only and the main range only works on the weekends. but the public can come along and join as an associate member
    But in saying that, it is shut to September and under going a new permit.
    If you have a suppressor I will let you onto mine depending on what's going on around here. one time offer with no fees
    There must be little spots around QT your NZDA blokes will have somewhere to rip a few off.
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    What do you mean by the real deal?
    I would have thought coming down here that there would be heaps of gun guys and ranges would be everywhere.

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    Most people down here just shoot on farms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GravelBen View Post
    Most people down here just shoot on farms.
    Saying it, remembering that most of the times when allowed or not lambing

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    Quote Originally Posted by William View Post
    What do you mean by the real deal?
    I would have thought coming down here that there would be heaps of gun guys and ranges would be everywhere.
    A deer, just not a paper target.
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    I might just have to use the pine block as a back stop, all the other farms I've lived on have had hills which seems much safer.
    Who's the go to guy round here for reloading supplies? the only gun shops I've seen so far has been a pint sized Gun City and the same old Hunting & Fishing.

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    Don't know about the Invercargill shops, but Shooters World in Gore is good.
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    Awesome, Gore is close to me as well.

 

 

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