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View Poll Results: Any interest in Target shooting with centerfire Hunting Rifles

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  • Yes might be interested

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  • Yes 200 meters

    3 11.54%
  • Yes 300 meters

    4 15.38%
  • Yes any distance available

    21 80.77%
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Thread: Is there any interest in Target shooting competitions with center fire Hunting Rifles

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    Is there any interest in Target shooting competitions with center fire Hunting Rifles

    This Poll is to determine if there will be any interest in a monthly Target Shooting Competition with center fire Hunting Rifles at ethical hunting distances?

    Various locations across New Zealand.

    Any comments welcome
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    Which part of the country are you suggesting?
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    At various shooting ranges across the country

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    @Gillie already has a few things running that also cater for the armed trampers

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    Not really enough information here to answer the poll for me. Most NZDA branches have some form of monthly or bi-monthly range shooting already up and going - club members and pretty much anyone can enter these shooting competitions with their hunting rifle. But NZDA range shooting has typically been in decline over the last ten years or more - so if you just look at a monthly range shoot then i would say there is less and less support.

    The range shooting on offer by NZDA branches is pretty static - formal shooting positions to be used in static known distance ranges with metric targets that promote accuracy - i.e. it is generally better to compete with a target rifle and target shooting sling, neither of which represent normal hunting rifle shooting. Service rifle shooting seems to be gaining popularity at the moment. I think this is because it is less formal and more fun (yes there are always the serious competitors). Service rifle shooting has a realistic target center (5cm opposed to the NZDA 10mm) and involves more rapid and more fun stages.

    Hennie, i assume you are from SA and are talking about the hunting rifle competition shooting done over in South Africa (SA Hunting Rifle & International Hunting Rifle Shooting Association) and getting something similar going here. I think it would be great to get something similar here but if it is on a static flat range i probably won't bother coming along (particularly if you use Breyt's targets at $20 each) as i am already doing a fair amount of field shooting with hunting, 22LR, and long range rifles - for me field shooting is where my interest lies (at least at the moment) as it best reflects my hunting.
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    Need a lot more info...

    Which organisation ? NZDA, NRANZ or something new ?

    What type of range ? deerstalkers or NRA affiliated clubs, or farms with varied terrain ?

    Costs : entry fees, affiliation fees if new organisation...
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    Taupo NZDA is holding a hunter class "Big balls shoot this Saturday. Good prizes and well attended usually. 100m . 4 position. $40 entry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody View Post
    Taupo NZDA is holding a hunter class "Big balls shoot this Saturday. Good prizes and well attended usually. 100m . 4 position. $40 entry.
    The Taupo NZDA prize shoot is one of the best NZDA shoots around. Good people, well run shoot, good prizes and a great BBQ! Unfortunately i will not be able to make it to this shoot this year.
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    Metallic silhouettes, range 200m, shot at Riverhead and Tokoroa on a monthly basis.

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    We are going to try to organise a day shoot at the whatawhata range sometime early next year.
    I am not sure of the format yet, but it could be some gong shoot with hunting rifles.
    Or it could involve shooting at a paper deer targets with a metal gong placed on the back of the target that covers the vital zone.
    So when you are shooting where you are supposed to you are rewarded by the sound of steel.

    Need to find a date that does not clash with other competitions in the rest of the north island as well.
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