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    shooting(LR) range/club in waikato area

    Is there any???

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    Yes, NRA ranges

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    Thanx mate

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    Hey there Rookie, theres the Hamilton/Whatawata rifle club, shooting from 300-1000 yards.NRA stlyes,but we try and cater for people wanting to come for a go.

    Season is well over now, dont think we start back up again until October.

    What sort of shooting did you want to do?

    RUNAS

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    Id love to come for a go,i dont have my FAL(yet) but would love to improve my long range skills and set myself up and get into hunting,and would like a place where i can shoot and sight in ect..
    Cheers

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    If you are just looking for somewhere to sight in and fire some rounds off you can use my backyard...can only do it on Saturday arvo or Sunday at the mo due to workers in the area at other times. How big a banger are you using?

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    Well at the moment i have none haha am still deciding what my first rifle should be,kinda thinking of t3 in 7mm08?should be a good all rounder aye?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rookiesniper View Post
    Well at the moment i have none haha am still deciding what my first rifle should be,kinda thinking of t3 in 7mm08?should be a good all rounder aye?
    that would be alright. or 6.5x55 even better 6.5/06

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    or even a 243 0r 270 0r 308 or 223 or 7mmremmag.....it goes on

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    Get a .303...only rifle that I know of that comes with sights calibrated out to 2200 yards as standard
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    Which is worse, ignorance or apathy...I don't know and don't care.

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    There so many options haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spook View Post
    Get a .303...only rifle that I know of that comes with sights calibrated out to 2200 yards as standard
    Spook when I enlisted in 1971 there were only two soldiers at the time that maintained sniper class shooting capabilities. For the both of them the 303 was their preferred rifle.
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    Oh stop scaring the poor man away! Can't wait to see your scores, Rookiesniper! Get amongst it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Spook when I enlisted in 1971 there were only two soldiers at the time that maintained sniper class shooting capabilities. For the both of them the 303 was their preferred rifle.
    When my brother was in the army [around the same time as you], he did some 'injury' time in the armoury and they had two .303 sniper rifles, the only sniper rifles NZ Army owned he thinks.
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    Which is worse, ignorance or apathy...I don't know and don't care.

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    So im thinking .303 or .308 would be a good start then?thanx for the help guys am still new to the "specs" of rifles,i know how to shoot and have been around guns all my life but still clueless to what my first rifle should be,something i could take bush and not completely destroy any deer i may shoot

 

 

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