Battle Damaged M16 At Home In New Zealand

Captain Peter Williams was carrying this rifle on February 14, 1967 in Vietnam when he was killed by an enemy landmine. The devastating forces involved with the anti-personnel booby trap that took Capt. Williams life is apparent in his damaged long arm that was also peppered with shrapnel.

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New Zealand to Adopt .50 Caliber Barrett M82 and Sako TRG M10 in .338 Lapua

A source has told TFB that the New Zealand Defense Force will soon be announcing the adoption of the Barrett M82 for use as an anti-material rifle and the Sako TRG M10, chambered in .338 Lapua Magnum, as a long range sniper rifle. Our source, who has not led us astray in the past, did not specify if these rifles were replacing existing firearms in the NZDF inventory, or if they would be used alongside their current sniper rifles.

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New Zealand Defence Force Releases Sneak Peak At New Carbine

Recently, the New Zealand Defence Force selected Lewis Machine & Tool Company to be the supplier of rifles to replace their aging Austrian-designed Steyr AUG bullpups. The exact model of rifle was not revealed in the press release regarding LMT’s selection, but those who speculated that it would be that company’s CQB16 model were soon proven correct. However, we have not seen the exact configuration of these rifles… Until the NZDF released the video below, that is:

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POTD: Hunting with the historical .310 Cadet

Jeff from New Zealand (the owner of Beaver Grease) sent us a photo of a his Wesley Richards .310 Greener (Cadet) with recreated woodwork. The rabbit was taken with a CBE 325-125 cast lead heel bullet over 5gr Unique. I must admit I had never heard of this cartridge before. This is what wikipedia says about it …

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New Zealand Army Selects LMT To Replace Steyr AUG

The New Zealand Army has been looking to replace their aging Steyr AUG rifles for some time. The New Zealand Ministry of Defense held trials to select a successor, competing in which were Beretta, CZ, Colt Canada, FNH, Steyr, SIG, H&K, and LMT. It was recently announced by the NZ MoD that Lewis Machine & Tool was selected as the winner – though what rifle they submitted was not mentioned:

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UK & NZ Adopting FN MINIMI 7.62mm

Both the United Kingdom and New Zealand are adopting the 7.62mm version of the FN MINIMI machine gun.

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Steyr AUG Marksmanship web game

AccurateShooter.com discovered a fun web-based flash game based on the New Zealand Army’s marksmanship training.

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NZ Army evaluating the FN SCAR

A credible source told me that the New Zealand Army has been evaluating the FN SCAR rifle as a possible replacement for the Steyr AUG.

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New Zealand SAS also using M4

I guess the real news would be if they were not!

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Soroka's beautiful new Farquharson style rifles

Earlier this year Soroka, a New Zealand firm, unveiled their Soroka 07 rifle action. It based on the famous falling block Gibbs Farquharson action.

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New Zealand Defense Force upgrading Steyr AUGs