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Good Blokes - a show featuring, well. Good Blokes!

Mike Dyson from goodblokes.co

Mike runs Good Blokes - a facilitator for a range of events and courses focused on well, building better blokes! While doing the research for the name change (which honestly, I had already set my...

Guns & Suicide – an uncomfortable conversation.

Mike King was a logical first choice - his work relates to it, though we (the firearms community) have their own take that needs to be discussed. I am hoping to talk to a few...

Rusty – on videography, business and more. After hours!

The original interview can be found over here - https://precisionshooter.co.nz/rusty-from-impact-dynamics/ - but it really made more sense to have this part of the discussion as part of good blokes. We talk about Videography, but soon...

Mike King’s on a mission. We need to get on it with him.

And what a mission it is. In my talk with David Benefell, we talked about the necessity of men (and everyone really) to have a mission. It's really hard to get passionate about anything if...

Good Blokes – David Benfell from SSAANZ

We talk about his early career, dealing with the injury and rebuilding his life, the downtimes, finding the outdoors and hunting as a path to recovery, his new mission to help get other veterans...

Call of the Wild: Te Awaroa – a chat with the world developer.

The Bloke Network of Shows · Good Blokes - Interview With Kevin - world designer for Hunter: Call of the Wild - Te Arawoa As I do - I got in touch with the company...

Five Tips to catch less fish.

Since getting back into fishing, I have realised my youthful naivety at the simplicity of Fishing. I have learnt that fishing is a much...
Good Blokes, Good Blokes

A litany of Errors.

Ah. They say every mistake you make just leads you closer and closer to success? I am well on the path then!

Drag Act – Installing Reel Silk Fishing Reel Drag Washers

Reel Silk is the latest in Drag Washer technology. Improving on the old style of felt and cross carbon drag washers. So - I did a...

On The Board!

As I have previously said - I am fairly new to all this - so trying different methods and places, learning as I go....

Diary of the amateur fisho.

I 'grew up' - meaning spent most weekends - at the top of the Coromandel - we had the classic Kiwi Batch up...

It’s Crabaggedon!

I set up the new Shimano Baitcaster Big Long Cast on the Veritas and some Gemini Tackle - managed not to cast the rig...

Hitting the Bar – A day fishing in the Manukau.

After a bit of a miss-start in the morning - we got out over the bar around mid-day for a full-on couple of hours...

The Boating Safety Code: 3. Communications

Not just for Boats Rock Fishing brings its own dangers, and being swept off the rocks and not able to get back on is a...

Rock Fishing – It’s Amateur Hour!

I grew up fishing off a boat, at the top of the coromandel. We travelled for Kahawai on the way out (with those 'old-school'...

Better Fathers

Building Leadership in Kids

My kids are chalk a cheese, personality-wise. Both are extremely outgoing, a highly likely to wander up to anyone to say hello and ask them their name. On their own, one is timider, one...

Better Providers

Five Tips to catch less fish.

Since getting back into fishing, I have realised my youthful naivety at the simplicity of Fishing. I have learnt that fishing is a much more complicated art form. Take up every kind of fishing at...

Better People

Guns & Suicide – an uncomfortable conversation.

Mike King was a logical first choice - his work relates to it, though we (the firearms community) have their own take that needs to be discussed. I am hoping to talk to a few...

Firearms Education

This site does feature a lot of guns. In a relatively short period I have learn't a lot, and enjoy sharing that with others. While a lot of the content here is hunting flavoured - you might also enjoy Precision Shooter - another website I run focusing more on competition shooting.

Rifle Reports

Lightweight Bipods

A Carbon Fibre Lightweight Bipod - not cheap - but worth it!

The Swarovski dS – Scope, rangefinder, ballistic solver.

It's the pinnacle (price wise at least) of 'smart' optics. But does the price of the Swarovski dS really equate to value? Like many things premium, it's a yes, no, yes, kinda answer.

Guns & Suicide – an uncomfortable conversation.

Mike King was a logical first choice - his work relates to it, though we (the firearms community) have their own take that needs to be discussed. I am hoping to talk to a few...

In close, should I aim high or low?

I hear the comment quite regularly - 'I got in real close to the animal - but just couldn't seem to get the bullets to go where I was aiming - I was so close, I must have had to aim lower, right?' Well, no. If you aimed lower, there is a good chance you put a round under the animal - or worse still - into a leg. But why? Oh. Maths!

NRA Pistol Training – and a finger update.

Well, it's still attached, which is a bonus. Since I tried (thankfully unsuccessfully) to cut the tip of my trigger finger off, I haven't been back shooting.

Range Report – 15/06/15

It was a grey and wet day - with a couple of showers threatening to soak us - however, the heavy rain held off and I had a chance to have a play with a pile of new bits and pieces!

Clean / Dirty Bore

Cold Bore, Clean Bore, Dirty Bore. Like so many other aspects of shooting, you can read a million different opinions by people online about how the state of your rifle barrel is going to affect your shooting.

The general public and firearms awareness.

The general public know a lot less about firearms in NZ than you might think. This is both a good and bad thing.

Backlanz Detachable Bipod – The battle of the lightweight bipods!

I think I would likely be 'more successful if I didn't have a habit of saying what I thought, irrespective of potential loss of favour with companies in NZ, but, I didn't originally set...
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