I found this site whilst tracking down some of Don Heath's writing. I am (for boring reasons) more of a shooter than a hunter but I do take the occasional walk with a rifle and have learnt what my strengths and weaknesses are when shooting it.
I started shooting in 1984 (SLR L1A1) with the govt paying for the ammo then joined a smallbore club where a WWII Bren gunner, who started the club, began my real marksmanship training. I was a TF Royal New Zealand Engineer for 12 years, joined a couple of other shooting clubs and stayed with one, where I ended up running that club's rifle range complex, annual prize shoot, etc. for just over 14 years.
I joined the NZ Mountain Safety Council and was a Firearm Safety instructor for just over 16 years, stepping down to Advisor level in early 2012.
I have seen and done a few silly things with firearms over the years, investigated a few apparently nonsensical stories about firearms and hopefully learnt something over 30 years of playing with bangsticks.
Wellington, New Zealand
- Country of residence
- New Zealand
- State/Province of residence
- How did you find AfricaHunting.com?
- Web search
- About You
- I found this site whilst tracking down some of Don Heath's writing. I am (for boring reasons) more o
- I am a
- Member of
- NZDA, NZMSC
- Have you hunted in Africa?
- New Zealand
- My preferred weapon(s)
- Brno ZG47 in .30-06; Brno Model 4 (barrel shortened by a philistine); Brno Volkspolizei M98K
- What weapon(s) do you hunt with?
- My preferred optic(s)
- Kahles, Leupold, Weaver, Schmidt und Bender
- Gear I cannot live without
- Svord Peasant knife, Silva Sighting Compass graduated in mils and with adjustable declination, water bottle, brimmed hat with drawstring, Silky folding saw.
- My best hunting tip
- My other interests
- Military and technological history, cycling, photography, arboriculture, Douglas Score Measurer.
A good shot at close range beats a 'hit' at a longer range.