rifle hunts with fraser safaris new zealand

We recommend a minimum calibre of 6mm/25-06 for our lighter game such as Fallow & Chamois (& Stag up to 200 yards).  For Tahr hunting we prefer larger bores such as 7mm mag, 30-06 and the various .300 & .338 magnum cartridges.  The most important is to shoot what you are most comfortable with, as correct shot placement with a premium bullet of any caliber is more important than the size of the bullet.

Generally shot distance is 100 - 300 yards on most of our species.  We always check rifles on our range the first morning of your hunt.

Read here for more info on bringing your own rifle with you to New Zealand.

 

Red Stag taken with lodge .240 Weatherby magnum

Red Stag taken with lodge .240 Weatherby magnum

Alpine Chamois taken with .280 Remington

Alpine Chamois taken with .280 Remington

Bull Tahr taken with Sako 7mm magnum

Bull Tahr taken with Sako 7mm magnum

Lodge 30.06