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Hornady ELD-X Review

I have long used Hornady projectiles, mainly because they are well priced, the easiest to reliable source and they shoot well in all the rifles I have used them. Recovered from a Bull Tahr at 350 yards, broke one shoulder one way in and under skin on far side of gut bag(quartering shot) Late 2016 […]

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Twin Needle Stock Pack

Stock pack fitted to my Tikka .300wsm For those that don’t know, Twin Needle is a small company based in Christchurch which specialises in custom gear modifications, repairs, and produces its own products for the hunting and ‘tactical’ market. I first used their services 3 years ago when I had a sleeping bag repaired and […]

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Why I don’t use trekking poles!?!

Trekking poles have swooped in and taken over the mountain hunting scene in North America and are starting to appear elsewhere as well. Trekking poles are a great tool when used in the right terrain and can save your knees and small falls. But there is a tool that far exceeds the uses of the […]

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The Red Deer of New Zealand

There is probably no other species in New Zealand that has as much confusion and controversy surrounding it than the Red stag. I hope to give an overview of the history of red deer in New Zealand and help people better understand what they can expect from a stag hunt here. Red deer(Cervus elaphus) are native […]

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New Zealand: What’s All The Fuss About?

If you haven’t heard about hunting in New Zealand by now, you must have been living under a rock somewhere. But amidst all the hype and debates about high-fence, DIY vs guided and everything in between you’ve likely been left with more questions than answers. If you’re a serious, free-range mountain and wilderness hunter like […]

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