"When I first got into shooting, the wide variety of guns, calibres and options quickly became overwhelming. Gun stores made the issue worse - with a wall of firearms to choose from. Even now, I would suggest the gun I bought was not necesarily to most fit for purpose.
But you learn, now, we make the opportunity to save a few of those headaches available to you.
Come join us. Have a chat, learn, shoot some guns." - Kerry
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Start Small, Work Up
We then head over to the short course range to get a basic familiarisation with a rifle and start shooting.
For this, we use a selection of .22LR rifles - potentially the most common first rifle calibre for people. A cheap, easy to shoot and setup calibre, the 22LR has long been used on farms around New Zealand for pest control, and, there are plenty of rimfire events to be shoot every weekend around Auckland and NZ.
Everyone should have a 22!
We quickly work through the four main positions - prone, sitting, kneeling and standing. This isn't so much a shooting lesson (that's something we do separately) but a good way to get people comfortable shooting a rifle before moving onto the centrefire calibres with more kick.
Once people are comfortable with the 22's, we get a little bigger, picking up a .223 - again, one of the most popular calibres available. In this case, we will be shooting a Semi-Automatic. Specifically an AR - quickly becoming a very popular choice of firearm in NZ.
We finish with a 7mm08 - potentially the most common hunter cartridge in the greater Auckland region. This sets us up ready to move onto the longer ranges.
Step Up, Reach Out
Once we are comfortable with the short course, it's time to stretch the legs a little.
For most hunting in New Zealand - 100 meters is often as far as a rifle gets to be shot, however, modern firearms are capable of much, much more.
So, we turn our attention to the centrefires now - increasing the size of the cartridges, and increasing the distance of shooting.
Long range shooting is quickly growing in popularity, with more field style shooting competitions also popping up around the country.
Here, we start with tradition. A 308. After many, many years, still a strong contender when it comes to no-fuss shooting.
Then, the new 'poster child' of precision rifles - the 6.5 Creedmoor. This is a small calibre, but fast and accurate. As you will see - it has, rightly so, pushed the 308 aside as the calibre of choice for a first precision rifle.
Want something a little more personalised?
Feel free to get in touch and let us know what you are after. We specialise on creating personal experiences for clients. So don't hesitate to ask for something special.