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    New shooter - Ranges in ChCh

    Hello,

    I've recently moved over to Christchurch from Australia and already have my firearms license and a couple of (unfired) firearms, but apart from the Hand-loaders Association Tuesday public nights, I have no idea if there are any ranges open to the public over weekends to zero in my rifles.

    I know using DOC land for this purpose is silly, so I won't be considering doing that.

    Looking forward to start hunting in this country and any advice would be very appreciated

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    Welcome to the forum, and the city, @Chazzwazzer. Best way to get onto the ranges other than the public open nights is as a guest of a member. I'm a member and need to sight in a number of rifles so you can hit me up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    Welcome to the forum, and the city, @Chazzwazzer. Best way to get onto the ranges other than the public open nights is as a guest of a member. I'm a member and need to sight in a number of rifles so you can hit me up.

    Cheers Gadgetman, thanks for the welcome. I'll shoot you a PM soon!
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    The NZ deerstalkers located next door also hold public range days every second saturday of the month; info here Events

    I go myself every so often. I would recommend turning up 10am sharp if you are planning on sighting in multiple rifles as it can get a bit busy around midday.

    Cheers,
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    If you want to shoot out to longer ranges sparrow hawk has a range 2 hours south of chch open on 2nd weekend of every month. Check theirs website for details.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chazzwazzer View Post
    Cheers Gadgetman, thanks for the welcome. I'll shoot you a PM soon!
    Put a few posts up, think you normally need about 5 before you can PM.
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    Thank you everyone, all suggestions are very handy for me.

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    highly recommend Sparrowhawk range. great place to shoot.

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    Hi there is also the Christchurch rifle club that shoots out at Tai Tapu which is 30 mins out of ChCh. We shoot on sat afternoons ranges we shoot are 3,5,6,7,9 and 1000 yards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orcrist View Post
    Hi there is also the Christchurch rifle club that shoots out at Tai Tapu which is 30 mins out of ChCh. We shoot on sat afternoons ranges we shoot are 3,5,6,7,9 and 1000 yards.
    Whats the deal with this range? Do you need to be a member etc? Fees?

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    i would definitely be in for the tai tapu range !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orcrist View Post
    Hi there is also the Christchurch rifle club that shoots out at Tai Tapu which is 30 mins out of ChCh. We shoot on sat afternoons ranges we shoot are 3,5,6,7,9 and 1000 yards.
    First I've heard of it.

    From googling it looks like the shortest berm is 300 yards, so I take it any load workup, sighting of new rifles etc is done at a separate range?

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    no seperate range, open sat arvo during summer ish months.

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    If you ever want to head out to a farm for some target shooting or to try and knock over a few pests feel free to PM me. My partner and I have a few friends farms we go to every now and then.
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    Other target shooting clubs are
    Malvern Rifle Club Malvern Rifle Club
    Ashburton District Rifle Club Ashburton District Rifle Club

    Malvern's season is almost finished, Ashburton does shoot during the winter.
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