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    Gents

    Morning fellas,

    I'm Leo from Auckland, been reading here for a bit now, and seem like a bunch of pretty good folks here helping each other out.

    Just starting out in the world of firearms and hunting after an 11 month wait on my FAL, so any tips or pointers for a rookie would be greatly appreciated!


    Cheers

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    welcome. what ya hunting or are you a target shooter ?

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    Hi Dorgon, If you are in to hunting the NZDA is a good start.

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    Thanks mate,

    Thinking of starting up with target shooting just to get grasp on how guns handle, but really want to try deer hunting once I get the basics down and can hit a target consistently.

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    Welcome, by now you’ll realize how informative this site is.
    ‘Many of my bullets have died in vain’

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    Welcome...sorry for getting in the way of your new FAL and making it take so long, I have just got my renewal FAL yesterday in the mail and weeks to spare before it actually expired, hopefully the backlog for renewals are cleared so that new applications like yours are processed quicker in the future.

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    Welcome along
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    Get a .22 and shoot a shitload.
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    Greetings Dorgon,
    Agree with 300CALMAN that Deerstalkers are a good place to start. Most clubs have a target shooting program of some sort that you can use hunting type rifles in. Deerstalkers can be a bit standoffish so if this happens don't be discouraged, Just persist. Have a check in the internet to see what is around in your area. Also agree with mimms that a .22 RF is a good start, cheap kit and cheap ammo lets you shoot a lot for not much. This lets you master the basics before you enter the rather more complex center fire domain.
    All the best Grandpamac.

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    Thanks for making me feel welcome guys.

    Will try to get a .22 to get started, appreciate the heads up on Deerstalkers

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    Welcome Leo
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

 

 

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