Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.
  • Login:

Welcome to the NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

DPT Black Watch


User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 32
Like Tree18Likes

Thread: Rifle ranges near Hawkes Bay

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    19

    Rifle ranges near Hawkes Bay

    Hey all.

    I've recently moved back to Hastings and am wanting to know if or where any rifle ranges are located? I haven't shot anything over 50 metres so far while living in Sydney. But I do want to start getting into longer distant shooting.

    All help is kindly appreciated.

    Thank you

  2. #2
    Caretaker
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Hawkes Bay
    Posts
    6,373
    I have a few ranges now and can shoot past 2000yrds

    Send me a pm and we can get out and have some fun shooting at distance
    veitnamcam, Dougie, GWH and 2 others like this.
    A big fast bullet beats a little fast bullet every time

  3. #3
    Sending it Gibo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    The Hill
    Posts
    20,596
    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmsaum View Post
    I have a few ranges now and can shoot past 2000yrds

    Send me a pm and we can get out and have some fun shooting at distance
    50M straight to 2000 yards
    Dougie and ebf like this.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Hawkes Bay
    Posts
    860
    The Hawkes Bay Rifle Club have a 300 and 600yd range at Paki Paki just out of Hastings. It is an NRA template range which means (amongst other things) you need a known zero to shoot, the rifle can only have a closed bolt when it is "in the shoulder" ( or on a rest) and the bolt must be removed before exiting the mound. You are restricted in power to ?4000 Joules ME, ie no big boomers like .338L. The club uses Silver Mountain electronic targets so you see your bullet strike immediately on your tablet screen.

    As you can imagine, it is not for someone who wants to sight in their rifle on a casual basis. If you are interested in having a go, contact the Secr : marshall.les@xtra.co.nz.
    Club rifles and ammo are available for a nominal amount.

  5. #5
    Member Dundee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Way East of D'Vagas
    Posts
    16,263
    I have a 200metre and 500 set up if you are passing through D'Vagas.
    Dougie, GWH and Dynastar27 like this.
    "Thats not a knife, this is a knife"
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    CFD

    tps://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20180505T00&p0=264&msg=Dundees+Countdo wn+to+Gamebird+Season+2018&font=cursive

  6. #6
    P38
    P38 is offline
    Member P38's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Hastings
    Posts
    5,717
    MSTA57

    The Kopanga Rifle Club have a range (100m) out the back of Havelock North that they share with the Kopanga Pistol Club, same club just different shooting days.

    The Rifle day is always the second Sunday of each month and the Pistol Day is the 4th Sunday ..... i.e. tomorrow.

    The Phoenix Pistol Club has a range (200m) out near Whirinaki.

    They meet 2nd and last Sunday of the Month .... i.e. tomorrow.

    Just turn up at either range, Introduce yourself and check them out.

    Both clubs ranges are controlled by a range officer or two and you must obey their commands at all times.

    Both Clubs allow non members to shoot, for a $5-6 fee

    Both clubs will ask you to join after your third visit if they like the look of you.

    PM me if your keen and I'll give you the details on where the ranges are and contact details.

    Cheers
    Pete

  7. #7
    Member marky123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Nz
    Posts
    695
    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmsaum View Post
    I have a few ranges now and can shoot past 2000yrds

    Send me a pm and we can get out and have some fun shooting at distance
    2000 yds ....never shot at 2000yds before...

  8. #8
    Member Dundee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Way East of D'Vagas
    Posts
    16,263
    Quote Originally Posted by marky123 View Post
    2000 yds ....never shot at 2000yds before...
    Yeah that is a bloody long retrieve.
    "Thats not a knife, this is a knife"
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    CFD

    tps://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20180505T00&p0=264&msg=Dundees+Countdo wn+to+Gamebird+Season+2018&font=cursive

  9. #9
    P38
    P38 is offline
    Member P38's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Hastings
    Posts
    5,717
    Quote Originally Posted by marky123 View Post
    2000 yds ....never shot at 2000yds before...
    After seeing your recent efforts with your NEA I recon you'd hit a gong at 2k no sweat Mark.

    Cheers
    Pete

  10. #10
    Member Kurt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Napier
    Posts
    193
    Anyone shooting next weekend somewhere I can sight/break in my rifle?

  11. #11
    Member Dundee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Way East of D'Vagas
    Posts
    16,263
    I think I are shooting a lamb for @P38 next weekend
    "Thats not a knife, this is a knife"
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    CFD

    tps://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20180505T00&p0=264&msg=Dundees+Countdo wn+to+Gamebird+Season+2018&font=cursive

  12. #12
    P38
    P38 is offline
    Member P38's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Hastings
    Posts
    5,717
    Quote Originally Posted by Dundee View Post
    I think I are shooting a lamb for @P38 next weekend
    Hope not @Dundee.

    Unless of course the little lamb becomes enraged and charges you that is.

    I was thinking, maybe you'd just get up close and personal with a very sharp knife and bob's your uncle.

    Cheers
    Pete

  13. #13
    Member Dundee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Way East of D'Vagas
    Posts
    16,263
    Bloody townies Where is the sport rolling out to the hay paddock where all these sheep are eating it down faster than I kill em.

    Calling "here Roast!" "here Roast" And he comes running up for a cuddle and ya slit its throat.

    This lamb is a ribbon winner at two competitions This one deserves the respect of a Sniper
    P38 likes this.
    "Thats not a knife, this is a knife"
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    CFD

    tps://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20180505T00&p0=264&msg=Dundees+Countdo wn+to+Gamebird+Season+2018&font=cursive

  14. #14
    P38
    P38 is offline
    Member P38's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Hastings
    Posts
    5,717
    Quote Originally Posted by Dundee View Post
    Bloody townies Where is the sport rolling out to the hay paddock where all these sheep are eating it down faster than I kill em.

    Calling "here Roast!" "here Roast" And he comes running up for a cuddle and ya slit its throat.

    This lamb is a ribbon winner at two competitions This one deserves the respect of a Sniper
    Hahahaha

    Bloody typical Ex Army Grunt .... gotta poke holes in everything they see.... including the Little Lambs.

    It'll be called Spit Roast shortly after it leaves your place @Dundee and It would impress my VIP Guests more if there was a distinct lack of "Visible Sniper Holes" in it while it is slowly rotating over the coals.

    Cheers
    Pete

  15. #15
    Member Dundee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Way East of D'Vagas
    Posts
    16,263
    Quote Originally Posted by P38 View Post
    Hahahaha

    Bloody typical Ex Army Grunt .... gotta poke holes in everything they see.... including the Little Lambs.

    It'll be called Spit Roast shortly after it leaves your place @Dundee and It would impress my VIP Guests more if there was a distinct lack of "Visible Sniper Holes" in it while it is slowly rotating over the coals.

    Cheers
    Pete
    Snipers put one hole in the head Hungry guests if they are going to eat 'Roasts' head lol.
    "Thats not a knife, this is a knife"
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    CFD

    tps://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20180505T00&p0=264&msg=Dundees+Countdo wn+to+Gamebird+Season+2018&font=cursive

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Ranges for sighting in.
    By roig in forum Shooting
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-11-2016, 09:12 AM
  2. Hawkes Bay and away!
    By Gibo in forum The Magazine
    Replies: 38
    Last Post: 24-11-2014, 09:34 AM
  3. Auckland Rifle Ranges (Where?)
    By Juk in forum Shooting
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 10-06-2014, 08:08 PM
  4. Ruahine ranges
    By samba in forum Hunting
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 22-11-2012, 08:01 AM
  5. chch ranges?
    By ANTSMAN in forum Shooting
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-09-2012, 03:40 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Welcome to NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums! We see you're new here, or arn't logged in. Create an account, and Login for full access including our FREE BUY and SELL section Register NOW!!