The Bruce Rifle Club Service Rifle Championship on the 18th November has been added to our Event calendar here.
I’ve had our contact details and blurb updated on the Destination Fiordland website.
Link to the NZ Police Firearms and Safety news and updates page.
- Confirmed venues for community sessions
- Firearms Secure Storage Guidance
- Firearms Project update – see what we’ve been up to, and give your feedback
- Official Information Act responses for public reading
- Response to Kiwi Gun Blog post on 27 August 2018
Long Range rifle shoot, 25 rounds.
5 rounds for tightest group at 100 yards.
5 rounds at each of 270, 470, 570, and 610 yards.
We will be holding a 3 gun shoot on Sunday 2nd September at 1pm.
The theme is the battle of Long Tan during the Vietnam War, so bring along firearms that are consistent with the period such as:
- SKS and AK47/Norinco 56S
- M1 Carbine
- M14/Norinco M305
- 1911 and Browning High Power pistols
- Pump shotguns like the Ithica 37/Remington 870/Winchester 1897
Full list here: Weapons of the Vietnam War
You get style points if you bring out an RPG-7 rocket propelled grenade launcher or M60 Machine Gun.
Greg Hudson at Custom Guns in Invercargill is canvassing interest in setting up a new long range rifle range near Invercargill.
Potential new rifle range in Southland!!!!!Seeking members for a new shooting club in Southland. Are you interested?
Posted by Custom Guns on Sunday, August 5, 2018
Wikipedia article: 7.62x39mm
The 7.62×39mm (aka 7.62 Soviet or formerly .30 Russian Short) round is a rimless bottlenecked intermediate cartridge of Soviet origin that was designed during World War II. Due to the worldwide proliferation of RPD and RPK light machine guns and SKS and AK-47 pattern rifles, the cartridge is used by both militaries and civilians alike. 7.62×39mm ammunition is purportedly tested to function well in temperatures ranging from −50 to 50 °C (−58 to 122 °F) cementing its usefulness in cold polar or hot desert conditions.
It is commonly believed that the 7.62×39mm cartridge was influenced by a variety of foreign developments, including the German STG-44, though this has been debated.
Shortly after World War II, the world’s most widespread military-pattern rifle was designed for this cartridge: the AK-47. The cartridge remained the Soviet standard until the 1970s. It was largely replaced in Russian service by the 5.45×39mm cartridge, which is used by the current-issue AK-74M service rifle and its variants. In the 21st century the 7.62×39mm remains a common service rifle chambering, including for newly developed rifles.
Mark’s Loading Data
Disclaimer: cross reference with other sources before using
Brass: Lapua 7.62x39mm
Primer: Federal GM210M Large Rifle Match
Projectile: Hornady 123gr FMJ (.310)
Powder: 25.5gr ADI AR2207 (24.5gr min, 26.5gr max)
Loaded OAL: 55.47mm 2.184″
Cost Loaded: $0.79 (excluding brass)
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.