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    Hello everyone,
    Great to be here. I'm from New Zealand and work in the mining industry. Currently own a few Sako's - L461 Vixen .222, some 75's and 85's. Enjoy getting out for a shot and wetting a line when I get time.
    Cheers,

     

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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    Which island, north or south? Pics of NZ are always appreciated. Welcome!
     
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    Thank you @paulsconstruction . I'm down in the South Island. Here's a few photos :)
     

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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    You are living in paradise, my friend! Awesome trophies, everyone. Thanks for sharing! My state just allowed the use of suppressors a few years ago & it has become my preferred way to shoot. What caliber is your rifle & what kind of suppressor is that? Does part of the tube come back over the barrel?
     
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    Hi Paul, I've got a few. All Sako's . Got a Sako Vixen in .222, a couple of 75s in .22-250 and an 85 in .25-06. My main goto rifle at the moment is my Sako 85 Finnlight 2 in 7mm rem mag. Upgraded the stock to a carbon to lighten her up a bit for the mountain hunts. Shoots like a laser ! I've got a Hardy's magnum suppressor on it which works very well. Use it on the .25-06 with no issues. Yes the tube comes back over the barrel , 3-4 inches from memory?
     
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    Fantastic fallows and red! You grow 'em big on the South Island. NZ is on my bucket list if Covid ever relents.
     
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    Thanks @stonecreek . Hopefully next years the year? Come on down- you wont regret it !
     
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    Hi Ando2506, great trophies and pics. I was supposed to head back to NZ earlier this year but had to cancel....
    How do you find the Bushbuck pack. I have the bino buddy and the quality seems good but i havn't tested it properly as yet.
     
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    Great pics ando2506.
     
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    @sraaw thanks.
    I have the bushbuck Slayr pack . Suits me nicely for day trips and have had no issues with the quality so far. Plenty of pockets storage and has attachments available if I need them.
    I had the bushbuck bino pro but found it a bit too bulky. Swapped over to a Twin needle bino pouch V2 and harness which suited my needs better. Here's a link if you're interested?
    https://twinneedle.co.nz/collections/bino-harness/products/bino-pouch-harness
     
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    @deersako thanks mate. I'm primarily a meat hunter . Got to thinking of late that it'd be nice to get a few trophies for the wall. Slowly getting there :)
     
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    G’day ando2506, get em while ya can mate :)
    My last trip over there was 94 :eek:
    Hunted the Arawhata that time but the choppers were hammering it.
    Another memorable trip was the North Island Kawekas.
     
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    Haha, for sure- just hit the big 50 so times catching up with me.
    94' Interesting times back then . Would have been an experience to say the least. Never hunted up north . Closest I ever came was ramming a red hind with a severely underpowered Ford Escort when I worked in the forestry out of Rotorua many years ago....... good times :) ! Sika are a great hunt from what I hear- hopefully get up there one day for a crack at em.
     
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    Yeh mate, five o a couple of months ago.
    First car was an escort van :D
     
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