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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...

A work trip out to the squiggles.

I recently had the opportunity to head out with some of the lads from work on a 'training trip' featuring Okuma Rods, Savage Gear...
Good Blokes, Good Blokes

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...

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...

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

A work trip out to the squiggles.

I recently had the opportunity to head out with some of the lads from work on a 'training trip' featuring Okuma Rods, Savage Gear Lures and TT Tackle. The idea was to spend some...

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

What is the best bipod to get?

There is a lot of choice out there in bipods - and new manufactures seem to be coming onto the market every day with even more options....

Is premium hunting ammo worth it?

Depends, I guess. Do you want to miss less?

Sighting in the Suppressor

I spent Sunday morning getting the X-Bolt sighted back in as preparation for a group hunt coming up next week.

Suppressor storage: on or off?

Received my newer suppressed rifle back, one of the first questions that sprang to mind was suppressor storage - or off?

The Crossover Rifles – a Tikka CTR and Bergara HMR

Both the rifles we are looking at today could be called 'crossover' rifles - but really, it turns out live at opposite ends of the spectrum.

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.

Custom Scope Turrets – a very good idea on a Swaro!

As I have covered off before - a Swarovski Z5 is a great option for a lightweight rifle scope. The issue becomes, I feel, that people assume that it's going to dial out a...

Range Day Prep.

Preparing for the next range day. New primers, new load development. Fireforming.

Firearms Safety – forming better gun handling habits.

Firearms Safety isn't just about knowing the 7 Basic Rules of Firearms Safety, nor is it about remembering just enough to pass the multi-choice questionnaire that is a requirement of getting a firearms license in New Zealand. It's about making a commitment to maintain a high standard of firearms handling and safety at all times. One of the keys to this, is learning and reinforcing good habits when handling firearms.
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