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Thread: Looking into getting a FAL where do i go to shoot?

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    Looking into getting a FAL where do i go to shoot?

    I'm Looking at getting a .22 mainly just for plinking and possibly a shotgun and I'm not quite sure where i would be able to go to set up some bottles, cans etc to shoot at max 10-20 meters. it seems DOC land is off limits for anything other than hunting im currently living Just out of Christchurch in the Waimak region any info would be much appreciated.

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    Must be a gun club down that way you can join? also ask the local hunting shops. A part from that is finding a private land owner.
    Give the bottles and cans a miss and go buy or print off some targets, less mess to clean up.
    Also go over to the new members and introduce your self etc etc so people know who you are
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    10 to 20m max, just get an air rifle to plink in the back yard (or even in the garage with a good wide thick backstop), no need for FAL if over 18. Cheap to shoot and confirms if you want to get more involved in shooting before committing many $$$.

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    Print yourself some targets off the internet - shooting bottles is so last century , and messy to clean up. Responsible shooters dont shoot bottles these days.

    Rock on along to your nearest small bore rifle club - they shoot indoors and will show you how to shoot targets properly. You will meet people and start creating a circle of associates in shooting circles , and before you know it you will be out there shooting rabbits and possums with your new friends.
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    another vote for finding a club near you. NZDA, smallbore, whatever.

    you will meet like-minded people, there will be someone to give you some pointers and make sure you are safe. and you will get to see other toys so you can figure out what to buy next
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slug View Post
    10 to 20m max, just get an air rifle to plink in the back yard (or even in the garage with a good wide thick backstop), no need for FAL if over 18. Cheap to shoot and confirms if you want to get more involved in shooting before committing many $$$.
    +1 if you are only interested in such short distances. Cans are good to start with but quickly go for bottle caps. Forget the bottles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muzza View Post
    Responsible shooters dont shoot bottles these days.
    In my view they never ever did.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    In my view they never ever did.
    I worked at a glass recycling plant for a weekend helping fix shit.
    All I could think of was a smashing good time with a .22
    Use enough gun

 

 

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