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    Howick Indoor range?

    Who shoots there of a Friday night?

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    By that I mean, what club uses it? Small bore, air rifle, pistol?
    And are walk-ins welcome, and club guns for hire?

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    Howick Rifle Club (Howick Rifle Club - Home) and Howick Pistol Club (https://www.howickpistolclub.org.nz/) share that indoor range.

    Their FB pages should have answers to your questions.

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    Yeah. Nah. Fuck FB.
    Went and took a pic of the sign with the clubs/days. PC is died so can't upload.
    7pm, unless noted.
    Howick Rifle Club Monday
    Howick Pistol Club Tuesdays AM and Sunday from 9PM
    Manukau Sporting rifle Club Wednesday
    Auckland Air Rifle Club (implied Thursday)
    Howick Smallbore Sporting Rifle Club Friday
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    I shoot there on Wednesday nights with Manukau Sporting rifle Club. Its a good group of people and a challenging target.
    6:30 for walk ins. Rifle hire plus ammo available.
    Anyone welcome, licensed or not.
    Some very good shooters there, so some good competition if thats your thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SixtyTen View Post
    I shoot there on Wednesday nights with Manukau Sporting rifle Club. Its a good group of people and a challenging target.
    6:30 for walk ins. Rifle hire plus ammo available.
    Anyone welcome, licensed or not.
    Some very good shooters there, so some good competition if thats your thing.
    Whats a standard course of fire? Is buying club ammo a decent discount?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mimms2 View Post
    Whats a standard course of fire? Is buying club ammo a decent discount?
    Standard shoot is 50rds.
    2 sighters
    5 Prone Bullseye Target - 60 seconds (full score zone is about 20mm, progressing down to 2 points for outer rings)
    4 Prone - Silhouettes - 60 Seconds
    5 Prone Rapid Bullseye - 20sec for bolts, 10 for semis
    5 Sitting Bullseye - 60 seconds
    4 Sitting Silhouettes - 60 Seconds
    5 Kneeling Bullseye - 60 Seconds
    10 Kneeling (snake, basically a series of hexagons, where you need a clean shot in each one before progressing to the next hexagon. Very hard, worth lots of points)
    5 Standing Bullseye - 60 Seconds
    5 Standing snap - 5 calls of 4 seconds.

    My personal best is 230 from 240 and I have only done that once. When I first showed up I was shooting around 210 and it has taken a solid year of focused practice on all the positions to improve a significant amount. A good score is anything over 200. It is suprisingly challenging and if you have a half decent rifle and ok ammo (CCI Std), at 25m it will likely shoot ragged holes off a rest, so any variance from that during the actual shoot is pure shooter error.

    If your a member, a brick of CCI Std is about $60. Similar to gunshops so I buy from the club to support them as a lot of thier income is from ammo sales. Casual rates for ammo is pretty reasonable if your just buying it packet by packet.

    I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to improve positional shooting. There are no excuses like wind or sun in your eyes, or it's raining or it's too hot. Just the shooter, the rifle, and the target.
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