Belmont Black 9mm and .223REM ammo

We’ve ordered an ammo can of Belmont Black .223 55GR FMJ and 9mm 124GR FMJ.

The can contains 500 rounds of .223REM and 500 rounds of 9mm for $445 shipped.

This ammo has been reloaded using once fired brass, hence the designation OFC in the Description on the product page on their website.

This will be available for members to purchase to try out, and if it causes no issues Belmont will be our preferred source for 9mm and .223REM ammo.

AGM 2018 Resolutions

The Committee for 2018/2019 is made up of:

  • Steve – President
  • Mark – Secretary/Treasurer
  • Tom – Vice President
  • Brendon – Range Manager
  • Jess – Training Officer
  • Donny/Mark/Jess/Brendon/Bob/Paul/Peter – Club Armourers

It was agreed that subs would remain at $60 for seniors and $30 for juniors/spouse for the year ending 30th June 2019.

A late payment fee of $20 for seniors, and $10 for juniors/spouse, will be added to any unpaid invoices as at 30th September 2018 to encourage prompt payment.

Long Range Rifle Shoot 1pm August 18th

We will be holding a long range rifle shoot Sunday 18th August at 1pm.

Same format as previous long range shoots with 5 shots on paper at 100 yards for tightest group, then 5 shots on steel at each of 270, 470, 570, and 610 yards.

More details here.

Bergara B-14 HMR Rifle

Interest in long range rifle shooting is growing year on year. The Ruger Precision Rifle was one of the first affordable factory rifles you could slap a decent scope on and with match grade factory or handloaded ammo reasonably expect to get great results with.

If you’d like something that shoots as well as the Ruger Precision Rifle and other factory long range precision rigs, but is light enough to take out on the odd hunt, the Bergara B-14 HMR (not to be confused with the .17 HMR cartridge) might be worth a look.

The attractive stock is adjustable and has an internal aluminium chassis running the entire length of the stock, to which the barreled action is bolted.

It is factory drilled and tapped to fit Remington 700 style rings and bases, and is currently readily available in 6.5 Creedmoor (1 in 8 twist) and .308 Winchester (1 in 10 twist), with .300 Win Mag (1 in 10 twist) and 22-250 Rem (1 in 9 twist) having been added to the range and hopefully landing in NZ later this year.

Priced around NZ$1700 at the last check it makes a compelling value proposition.

Greg at Custom Guns in Invercargill stocks Bergara rifles, or you might enquire at Fiordland Frontier Supplies in Te Anau.

Pistol Shoot 22nd July / Long range shoots August & October

As the Gun Boot Sale and Gun Show falls on the day we would normally hold a pistol shoot, the pistol shoot has been postponed to Sunday 22nd July at 1pm.

In August we will be holding a Long Range shoot to give you a chance to get your rig dialled in for the main event. Date to be advised closer to the time.

The main event being the Mark Salmons Memorial Shoot. Fiordland Firearms Club vs Deerstalkers, which we’re planning to hold in October. More info to follow closer to the time.