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Kaweka Ranges: Omarukokere Tops, Mangaturutu & Venison Tops

17/10/2018
Kaweka Ranges: Omarukokere Tops, Mangaturutu & Venison Tops
11th Sep – 14th Sep 2017 In my late teens and early 20s a few mates and I did several trips into Ngaawapurua Hut and it was during these hunts that I spent quite a bit of time up on Te Ruatakaikare. From high up on this central Kaweka location I would often gaze towards the expansive, open tops of both Te Pukeohikarua and Ngakawekaiti. They seemed to stretch right across the skyline and certainly looked inviting, yet it wasn’t until recent years that I eventually visited this area. Day..... Read More

Kaweka Ranges: Manson Country

17/10/2018
Kaweka Ranges: Manson Country
28th Jul – 31st Jul 2017 The Manson, another iconic area, and if the number of hut bookings is anything to go by, one of the most popular fly-in destinations in the Kawekas. Comprising some of the best open tops, scrub gullies and bush stalking opportunities the Kawekas has to offer, it is no wonder that this area receives high concentrations of hunters throughout most of the year. It is an area I had heard much about but never visited. Due to its remote location, relatively easy-going te..... Read More

Northern Kaimanawas: Tiki Tiki Stream

17/10/2018
Northern Kaimanawas: Tiki Tiki Stream
19th May – 22nd May 2017 The Northern Kaimanawas would easily be the one area where I have spent much of my time in the pursuit of sika – the Kaipo River, the lower reaches of Ruatea ‘Jap Creek’ Stream, and the Tiki TIKI Stream top the list of places I’ve hunted in this region. As soon as I had my firearms and driver’s licences, missions into Oamaru Hut, a gateway into these areas, became a regular occurrence and I began to clock up some serious time hunting from this hut. Even back then m..... Read More

Intro Column #167: Skin in the game...

25/06/2018
Intro Column #167: Skin in the game...
As we wrap up our 167th issue, New Zealand Guns & Hunting magazine enters a new phase as my wife Amanda and I take over the business from Peter and Lesley at the end of June.  Peter (Dad) and Lesley look to begin their retirement and I have somehow managed to coax the magazine from them! Both Amanda and I are looking forward to becoming the new owners of NZG&H and we assure our readers, writers and advertisers that we will continue to create an honest and reliable media platf..... Read More

Kaimanawa Ranges: Thunderbolt Stream

09/10/2017
Kaimanawa Ranges: Thunderbolt Stream
31st March – 2nd April 2017 At last! Work was out of the way, there was a clear weather window (well, for the first couple of days anyway...) and I was finally able to head down to the Southern Kaimanawas for a jaunt over to Thunderbolt Stream. After having to postpone this trip a couple of times, it was third time lucky and I couldn’t wait to get there. It was the end of March now and the stags would be in hard antler and just beginning to kick into gear for the rut. Not a bad time of the..... Read More

New AR15 Rifles & Kit

03/03/2014
New AR15 Rifles & Kit
The New Zealand hunting community has embraced the AR15 platform for its practical design and military reliability. Now NZAR15.COM has announced the release of its new A-Cat NZ specification North Eastern Arms AR15s. With the Arms Act Amendment now in force they have finalised the new A-Cat design which features the Spear Mags stock and comes in a range of barrel lengths and calibres. These include barrel lengths of 12.5”, 14.5” and 18” for the .223. Prices for the 5.56/.223 start at $1899. A..... Read More
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The face of hunting is changing...

28/12/2013
The face of hunting is changing...
Hunters Element is providing hunters with a new universal camouflage that is effective in a multitude of environments.  At Hunters Element the team constantly strives to break the mould through creativity and innovation. They have investigated the science of animal vision, and recreated the foundation of concealment, targeting the weaknesses of waterfowl and game animal vision. Embarking on this journey of creating a hybrid breed of camo has been one of Hunters Element’s biggest and m..... Read More

New AR 15 sights from Bushnell

12/11/2013
New AR 15 sights from Bushnell
Bushnell has introduced two new red dot sights designed for AR-style rifles. The AR Optics TRS-25 and First Strike HiRise sights include a riser block that elevates them to the proper mounting height for a flat top rifle. The TRS-25 HiRise features a 3-MOA red dot with 11 brightness settings, making it effective from low light to bright sunlight. Multi-coated optics enhance light transmission while the Amber-BrightTM lens coating reduces glare. The sight is waterproof, fog proof and shockp..... Read More
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New Zeiss TERRA scopes

30/10/2013
New Zeiss TERRA scopes
Cameron Sports Imports Ltd in Albany, advises that the new Zeiss TERRA rifle scopes have now been released. These should be available in New Zealand by the time you read this in early November. TERRA 3x scopes pack uncompromising optical performance into a lightweight, extremely rugged, compact 1” design. Zeiss optics with MC anti-reflective coatings produce bright, high contrast images, and 1/4-MOA adjustments provide 100% repeatability, click by click. Available with standard Z-Plex or the ..... Read More
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New Swarovski pocket binos

30/10/2013
New Swarovski pocket binos
The new Swarovski CL Pocket 8x25 and 10x25 binos guarantee unique optical quality in the compact category. In a closed state, it is a compact pair of binoculars; opened up, it is a full-sized pair of binoculars offering outstanding optical performance and viewing comfort, while still being small enough to accompany you everywhere: large field of view, high-contrast, sharp, color-true images, total eyeglass wearer capability, and optimized edge-to-edge clarity, provide great viewing experiences. ..... Read More
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New Ruger .22

22/10/2013
New Ruger .22
Ruger has announced the release of the Ruger American Rimfire™ bolt action rifle. The 100% American made rimfire builds on the enormous success of the centerfire Ruger American and shares many of its features. The new line consists of four models – a full sized 22-inch barrel version with a 13.75”length of pull, and a compact version (18inch/12.5inch length of pull) both of which are available in .22lr and .22 Magnum. There are two interchangeable stock options with differing comb height..... Read More
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New “Hunter Pro” knife from Victorinox

26/08/2013
New “Hunter Pro” knife from Victorinox
The Swiss maestros have done it again, coming up with an extremely handy, lightweight, folding, lock-bladed hunting knife. The new Victorinox model, manufactured by a company that’s been designing knives for over 130 years, features one-handed opening via the thumbhole cut-out at the back of the blade, and a ergonomic, textured, non-slip synthetic handle. The 100mm (4”) matte stainless steel blade holds a truly keen edge and is easily returned to full sharpness after a long session of cutting..... Read More
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Browning A5 returns

26/08/2013
Browning A5 returns
Browning has just introduced the A5 12 gauge shotgun with a 3-1/2” chamber. This marks the first ever recoil-operated 3-1/2” Browning shotgun. Five A5 models will be offered. The recoil-operated Kinematic Drive system allows the A5 to cycle a wide range of loads. The new guns feature the Vector-Pro lengthened forcing cone and the new Invector-DS choke tube system to deliver tight, consistent shot patterns. To reduce felt recoil, the A5 comes with an Inflex II recoil pad.  A5 3-1/2” model..... Read More
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Check out new Leicas at the Sika Show

23/08/2013
Check out new Leicas at the Sika Show
Visit the Leica Sport Optics stand at the Sika Show (stand #23) and you’ll get a hands-on demo of the new Leica Geovid HD-B ballistic/rangefinder binoculars. Unique to these binos are their supreme optical performance, the optimised ergonomics of their bridge construction, and the additional integration of an extremely high-performance laser rangefinder with a multi-function ballistic computer. Leica optics are distributed by Lacklands Ltd, Auckland. ..... Read More
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New Winchester Marine shotgun

27/06/2013
New Winchester Marine shotgun
The new Super X Pump Marine Defender from Winchester is ready for any weather. The SXP Marine model features an inertia-assisted action for faster cycling of shells, plus Matte Hard Chrome plating on the barrel and magazine tube that offers excellent protection against the elements. A drop-out trigger group allows for easy cleaning. The Super X Pump has an 18” barrel and uses the Invector-Plus choke system. With a cylinder choke installed, the SXP can shoot slugs and buck shot. The magazine h..... Read More
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New Meindl Arctic Spike GTX, a versatile winter boot

24/06/2013
New Meindl Arctic Spike GTX, a versatile winter boot
The new Arctic Spike GTX Model from Meindl is a great solution for those hunting in the alpine winter environment. Trekking in winter means icy conditions where a slip can be very dangerous, but Meindl’s new technology offers a solution to ice and slippery conditions. Just turn the small lever at the heel and six steel spikes each with three points extend from within the sole, allowing you to safely continue your journey. When conditions improve turn the lever the opposite way to return to a sta..... Read More
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New Browning over & under

12/05/2013
New Browning over & under
Browning is adding a new Model 725 Feather 12 gauge model to the Citori line-up. The new Feather combines a lightweight alloy receiver with a durable steel breech face and hinge pin for added strength. With a 28” barrel length, the 725 Feather weighs just 6 pounds 9 ounces. The low-profile receiver design of the Citori 725 Feather features a silver nitride finish and accented, high relief engraving. The Fire Lite Mechanical Trigger system offers a light pull, and unlike an inertia trigger, does ..... Read More
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New Noslers

22/04/2013
New Noslers
Steve’s Wholesale in Wellington is pleased to announce the release of their new line of Nosler AccuBond Long Range bullets. Developed through a combination of manufacturing techniques unique to Nosler, the design of the AccuBond–LR allows for the highest B.C. possible. Designed with an optimum performance window ranging from 3200fps to 1300fps, the tapered jacket geometry and proprietary bonding process allows the AccuBond–LR to perform reliably on game throughout the entire velocity range, e..... Read More
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M 12 – the New Mauser!

18/04/2013
M 12 – the New Mauser!
Eagerly awaited – finally launched: Stager Sports in Alexandra have announced the arrival of the M 12, offering Mauser quality at an affordable price. The M 12 rifle is available with both walnut and synthetic stocks. Both options feature solid steel construction with a smooth trigger pull and interlocking barrels. A short 60 degree bolt lift and non-slip bolt handle knob enable fast and smooth operation, along with a foolproof double ejector. Direct locking in the barrel via six large lockin..... Read More
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New Blaser ammo

21/02/2013
New Blaser ammo
For many years firearms and ballistic technicians have been aware that many of the magnum calibres have a number of design flaws, offering only variable accuracy and delivering performance at a cost to barrel throats and bores. Now Norma has worked with Blaser and Mauser to develop a new range of cartridges with magnum performance that offer much more efficient case design and a higher degree of balanced internal ballistics. Latest technology powders reduce the potential for throat and bore e..... Read More
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Frankford Arsenal Extreme Cleaner

16/02/2013
Frankford Arsenal Extreme Cleaner
Tracy Short of Deadeye Dicks Gunshop in Levin now has in stock the new Extreme Sonic Cleaner that takes case cleaning power to the next level. It has all the features of the entry level EZ Sonic Cleaner plus the power of heat and increased capacity! Perfect for the shooter with a lot of brass to clean and little time to do it. This unit will clean almost three times more brass than previous models and the addition of the heating function speeds up the whole process dramatically. Eliminate ..... Read More
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New Boretech Chameleon Gel

16/02/2013
New Boretech Chameleon Gel
This dual-purpose bore cleaner/polish uses an exclusive chemical formula that changes color to let you know what type of fouling remains in your barrel. Designed to be used in conjunction with Bore Tech C4, Cu+2, and Eliminator products, Chameleon Gel removes heavy carbon, copper, lead, moly, and plastic fouling. Make multiple cleaning passes, just as you would with any cleaner, and if the gel residue comes out blue/green, you still have copper fouling. Black means carbon fouling, and grey..... Read More
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Browning’s new X-Bolt .375 H&H

16/02/2013
Browning’s new X-Bolt .375 H&H
For big game hunters, the Browning X-Bolt is now available in .375 H&H Magnum, and comes in two versions, Medallion and Hunter. The Medallion model has a steel engraved receiver with a blued finish and a free floated barrel. The stock is gloss walnut with a rosewood fore-end cap. The Hunter model’s steel receiver has a low-luster blued finish. The stock is satin finished checkered walnut. Both .375 X-Bolt receivers are drilled and tapped for the X-Lock scope mounting system. The bolt h..... Read More
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Meindl Scotland GTX

16/02/2013
Meindl Scotland GTX
The new Meindl Scotland GTX® boot is designed for light to medium use. A superlight high-cut design for those who have (or need) a greater grip on our planet than most! Increased internal volume and a wide forefoot allow ample room for those with a high bridge. Meindl’s patented orthotic polymide shank aides correct posture while you’re walking, and a 100% waterproof Gore-Tex lining keeps your feet dry all day. If you’ve always struggled getting a good fit for your wide feet then the Scotl..... Read More
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New Victorinox model

16/02/2013
New Victorinox model
Ampro Sales Ltd in Petone has just announced the arrival of a new model Victorinox knife. The Swiss-made “Hunter” features two self-locking blades, one almost straight and one deeply curved and serrated, plus a really wicked straight-bladed wood saw with twin rows of teeth, and not to be outdone – a traditional corkscrew. The two main blades can be opened one-handed, while the 87mm long saw must be pulled upwards with the fingertip while the knife is held in the other hand. The chassis ..... Read More
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Wheeler AR-15/AR-10 Bore Guides

14/02/2013
Wheeler AR-15/AR-10 Bore Guides
Dead Eye Dicks Gunshop in Levin has in stock the new Wheeler AR-15 Bore Guides, precision CNC machined in aluminum with a durable anodized finish. The units fit securely in any AR-15 upper and can be retained in place by closing the dust cover which engages a groove in the guide. The bore guide also has chemical resistant O-rings for retention in uppers without dust covers. The guides work well with .223 and .204, extending inside the chamber to prevent solvent from leaking into the action. T..... Read More
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.338 Lapua Mag. components & ammo

14/02/2013
.338 Lapua Mag. components & ammo
Belmont Precision Ammunition in Wanganui has everything you need to shoot this outstanding calibre! The .338 Lapua Magnum cartridge is high performance accuracy heaven. Belmont has Lapua and Norma .338 LAP MAG Brass cases as well as projectiles for match grade accuracy. Contact Belmont to order any of the following: .338 LAP MAG LAPUA brass cases @ $5.70 ea. .338 LAP MAG NORMA brass cases @ $4.70 ea. .338 LAP MAG 250 grain LAPUA Scenar HPBT projectiles per 100 @ $132.90  .338 LAP M..... Read More
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Norma agency changes hands

14/02/2013
Norma agency changes hands
After 60 odd years change has arrived for the distribution of Norma ammunition in New Zealand. The NZ Ammunition Company in Upper Hutt, a leading importer of ammunition of all types, has been selected by Norma Ammunition Sweden, part of the Ruag Group headquartered in Switzerland, to take over the distribution of all Norma products in New Zealand. Norma ammunition and components are a great fit with the existing products currently distributed by NZAC. Reloading and hunting enthusiasts can now..... Read More
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New suppressors from Europe

14/02/2013
New suppressors from Europe
Stager Sport in Alexandra is now distributing A-Tec suppressors; models are available to cover all calibres and are calibre specific for .308, .338, .375 and .458. Through many years in the industry, A-Tec of Norway has gained the knowledge of what it takes to develop and produce efficient suppressors. The A-Tec mission is to be innovative in the development of high quality products paired with functionality. Easy to disassemble, clean and reassemble, the A-Tec range covers both muzzle forwar..... Read More
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New Aussie brass and projectiles

14/02/2013
New Aussie brass and projectiles
Steve’s Wholesale in Wellington has announced the arrival of new cases from ADI in Australia. Thales, ADI’s parent company, has recently released .223 cases in bags of 100. These have been exclusively developed for military application and are manufactured for optimal performance and consistency every time. Used in conjunction with ADI powders you will be taking your ammo’s quality, consistency and performance to the next level. Also available are .50 calibre unprimed cases manufactured to th..... Read More
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