Hawkes Bay Rifle Club

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  1. Kurt

    Kurt Well-Known Member

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    The Hawkes Bay Rifle Club was formed in 2008 from the remnants of the Okawa Rifle Club, Napier City Rifle Club, and Waipukurau Rifle Clubs, after the closure of the army rifle range at Roys Hill near Hastings in 2001.

    A small but dedicated group of shooters survived by travelling the lower north island and using provincial championship meetings as practice.

    A new Hawkes Bay rifle range, which will be totally electronic, is under construction and is situated on Horonui station just south of Hastings. This new range is only 12 kms from Havelock North. At this early stage the club will be shooting at two distances only, 300yds and 600yds. The club is planning for the longer ranges to come on line in future years. Access to the new Hawkes Bay Range is from the end of Anderson road just off Old Main road at Pakipaki State Highway 2. As the range is on private property it is a requirement that visitors comply with all safety instructions and obey the Range Officer at all times.

    Shooting is anticipated to start the first weekend in September each year and continue through to April. Start time is normally 1.00pm Saturday afternoons with the third Sunday morning of the month at 9.00am. All visitors are very welcome to come along and have a go at shooting on a state-of-the art electronic range. Just let the club know in advance that you’re planning to visit.

    For enquirers wishing to contact the Hawkes Bay Rifle Club, in the first instance please phone the club secretary; Les (06) 878-4220 or 0273160960. You may also use email but you may not get an answer straight away; marshall.les@xtra.co.nz

    http://www.sportsground.co.nz/hbrc
     
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  2. kiwijames

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    Sweet. HB has been missing a decent range for a very long time.
     
  3. Beaker

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    Great news that new ranges - anywhere - are being built!!!

    Especially to modern standards
     
  4. P38

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    Went and met Les and some of the other members on their last range days of the season.

    The most friendliest bunch of shooters you could ever meet. :thumbsup:

    And a great set up thats for sure.

    Would certainly love to give this shooting discipline a go thats for sure.

    Cheers
    Pete
     
  5. GWH

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    This is great to hear, myself and a mate are very keen to come along once shooting starts and meet everyone and have a go and see what its all about.
     
  6. POME

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    Me to. Looking forward to this place opening up in the spring.
     
  7. Kurt

    Kurt Well-Known Member

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    Excellent. Get in touch with Les when you're ready and he'll fill you in.
    Septembers only about 10 weeks away. Can't wait to get back at it!
     
  8. 338

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    (Just a note) No Magnum calibers on this range. I think 284 cases are about the biggest allowed.
     
  9. zimmer

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    Have they applied a Joule limit or is it still the NRA 8mm limit?
     
  10. Kurt

    Kurt Well-Known Member

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    There is a joule limit but I don't remember what it is...
     
  11. zimmer

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    Yeh the Aussies and Poms (at least on MOD ranges) are now enforcing limits.
    Means that the hot 30 cals are knocking on the door.

    When we last certified our range the NRA asked what out limit was, we didn't have one, but supplied some figures which I presume are now documented against the certification.
    Don't know whether NRANZ itself has deemed a limit.
     
  12. 6x47

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    Besides there being an 8mm calibre limit for F-Class, there is also a 5000 Joule muzzle energy limit on NRA ranges. This converts to 3805 ft-lbs. This of course rules out anything .338 or bigger, as well as the bigger 7s like the RUM
     
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    zimmer Well-Known Member

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    And 3500 ft-lbs (4745J) in Aus which means it is even easier to go over. Here the 338 should already be ruled out by the 8mm rule let alone energy levels.
     
  14. Kurt

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  15. Kurt

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    Only 2 weeks until we kick off the new season! Get in touch with Les and come have a shoot on the range!
     
  16. marky123

    marky123 Well-Known Member

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    Hi Kurt
    I'm on it!!!
    MARK
     
  17. P38

    P38 Well-Known Member

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    Might have to come with you too Mark

    Cheers
    Pete
     
  18. Kurt

    Kurt Well-Known Member

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  19. marky123

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    Are Aussies allowed?
     
  20. P38

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    Fu*ken Oath! :thumbsup:
     

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