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Thread: newbie looking for a range tutor in wellington

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    newbie looking for a range tutor in wellington

    hi all

    I have recently purchased a .303 (first rifle) and need to sight it in. I am a member of the hutt valley deerstalkers assc and was hopping that someone would be interested in coming up to kaitoke range with me and showing me some range etiquette, where it is and helping me sight in the rifle.

    I can get away from work during the week as i hear it can get a bit crowded over the weekend.
    happy to provide refreshments and lunch or something.( and a few shots of course)

    cheers in advance

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    come on Welly boys!!
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    picture of rifle?
    what model? no4? , no1 mk3?

    has it been headspaced?
    Does the bolt serial number match the receiver serial number?

    If the answer to either of these is no (and especially the latter) , I wouldnt go near it til the answer is yes.

    I dont have a car for 2 weeks then I do the HVDS range officer course on the 19th. I will be going up mid-week for a day after that to work on my 2x 303s and my AR if i can get some bits sorted to fix their sights which is being a problem. I have 303brit headspace gauges if needbe.
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    Do you have your own range key?
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    its a no4 mk1 longbranch.
    no the bolt doesn't match and no i haven't headspaced it. the previous owner has fired it.
    i have not got a range key yet, planning on going to the next meeting to get one (haven't been to any meetings as my license hadn't turned up yet so i couldn't get a key.)

    i have the open sights off my rifle that you are welcome to have if they are any use. its the rear sight which can be flipped from i think 300m to 600m. and also a front sight though one of the side guards on it is broken.

    It would be cool to tag along with you and see some other more traditional .303's in action.

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    I think Dr Watson member is doing something down there.

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    I think Dr Watson member is doing something down there.
    Yes I think he may shoot the odd rifle from time to time
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    @Dan88 Happy to take you up, i am not worried about serial number and headspacing, you will be the one shooting it I live only 2 mins away so feel free to PM me and we can go up. If i had seen this a day or so ago you could have come up last night

    Oh and i too can do mid week

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    thanks for that Hamish thats awsome. I have got access to a farm on sunday to sight it in. but definatly keen to meet up for a range session some time. will Pm at a later time cheers
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