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Poll to determin how many firearms are still to be handed in.
I would also love to know from those who have handed in their firearms as to whether they were happy with the compensation they received. Maybe you could comment here.

Started Aug 22nd, 2019 at 12:09am by Alan
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Photo Bucket work around for your browser
Ive discovered this work around for firefox browsers and Chrome browsers.
For Firefox† †https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/photobucket-fix/?src=api
For Chrome https://chrome.google....
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Started Oct 16th, 2017 at 2:02am by Alan
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Zeiss Conquest and Leica Trinovid Binoculars Wellington Region
Hi all
I'm looking at upgrading my binoculars and I've narrowed my choice to Leica Trinovids and Zeiss Conquests (based on my budget).
I've managed to try the Trinovids briefly in a shop, b...

Started Oct 15th, 2020 at 1:14pm by TK
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Explanation of how more expensive scopes work
Hi there, this might be a silly question but..
I have always only hunted with your basic 3-9x40 scopes on my rifles and if I have needed to take a shot out to 250-300m I always have a mental remi...

Started Jun 10th, 2020 at 10:15pm by 2506hunter
6 3828 Last Post Sep 8th, 2020 at 7:38pm
By: blackfoot
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March scopes/using for Spotting?
Hi there
This is a bit of a different thought process it may be mad but here I go
I am about to buy a swaro spotting scope but am struggling with the idea of carrying it around plus tripod. ...

Started Jun 13th, 2019 at 8:57pm by wake
3 7603 Last Post Jul 1st, 2020 at 7:50am
By: Matt-JC
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Spotting scope vs Camera
Tossing up between buying a new spotting scope or committing to buying a decent camera set up. wondering if anyone has some advice and any recommendations.
cheers

Started Apr 30th, 2020 at 5:18pm by crowboy19
5 4681 Last Post Jun 30th, 2020 at 8:13am
By: Matt-JC
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Leica Geovid 10x42 cap replacement and Leica Er5 2-10x50 scope cover
Hi Team
Does anyone have any experience in obtaining neoprene Leica scope cover and and/or replacement caps for Geovids?
Seen plenty of options online to order in but if there is an NZ based...

Started Apr 19th, 2020 at 1:54pm by Stag Sika
2 979 Last Post Apr 21st, 2020 at 9:35pm
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Leica Geovid R help
anyone out there know much about the geovid range.
I recently purchased a set of 10x42 geovid R was wondering if they have built in angle function they are the 1300y version only serial number I ...

Started Mar 17th, 2020 at 9:11pm by shots
1 1833 Last Post Mar 26th, 2020 at 7:11pm
By: Gerry Atric
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Rangefinding binos
Iím looking to buy a some rangefinding binoculars but canít decide on Leica or Swarovski.
Is there anyone with experience of both brand, what did you choose and why.
Thanks

Started Oct 26th, 2019 at 9:50pm by Davie
7 3940 Last Post Mar 10th, 2020 at 7:06am
By: Elgjeger
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Vortex diamond tactical riflescope
Has any hunters on here ever tried one of these scopes, would like to know if they are any good.? thanks.

Started Jan 7th, 2019 at 5:50am by Duxbac
1 918 Last Post Mar 5th, 2020 at 5:00pm
By: Duxbac
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Thermal imaging
Does any one know about thermal imaging, looking for something that can be used in the bush during the day for picking up deer up to 100m , don't want to spend a fortune

Started May 15th, 2019 at 10:59am by tantrim
11 4208 Last Post Feb 23rd, 2020 at 2:11pm
By: Seekem
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Nikon Monarch 7 Vs Vortex Viper HD
Looking into new glass that is not going to break the bank in this price point. Warranty aside does anyone have any opinions for or against and which may be better.
The Monarch seems to have a b...

Started Feb 10th, 2020 at 2:59pm by EFriz
2 1158 Last Post Feb 13th, 2020 at 4:05pm
By: ripshitnbust
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Upgrade Scope from fixed power Leupold...
Currently using a .308 Stainless Synthetic Winchester Classic, with pre-64 action. †I handload Sierra BT's and it groups well. †Mostly in Kawekas in bush and some open tops. †I have always used a leup...

Started Sep 5th, 2010 at 9:51pm by DaveMac (Ex Member)
12 4340 Last Post Oct 16th, 2019 at 10:47pm
By: Macker
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Fogging up
Hi all,
This might be a stupid question but how do you stop your scope from fogging up on a cool dewy morning?
The last few times that I've camped and gone for an early morning hunt, the sc...

Started Sep 2nd, 2019 at 8:48pm by Steelshooter
10 4197 Last Post Sep 18th, 2019 at 2:51pm
By: headcase
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WTB: Leica 10x25 Ultravids
I am looking to spend some of my confinscation comnpensaction on binos and have had my eye on these for a while. 
Does anybody have these for sale?
Is there a local price better than the $1...

Started Jul 23rd, 2019 at 7:03am by MassiveAttack
2 4945 Last Post Jul 23rd, 2019 at 12:49pm
By: MassiveAttack
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