Rifle Setup Service

…flew into the Mohaka last weekend chasing Sika and albeit I didn’t get anything up close bush hunting I managed two longer shots from an elevated position to bag two nice sika one at 296m and the other at 307m so stocked with the setup



If you have a new rig, it needs to be set up correctly. Even a bush rig needs to be correctly zeroed.

In addition, for shooting out further, you need the data and information to inform you what to dial or hold in your scope to engage targets at a distance. All things that go beyond what most stores can offer. The scope quickly mounted into the rings, bore zero… it’s not enough to ensure that your new gun is operating at its best.

Let us take the hassle and uncertainty out of new firearm setups. We can set up, zero, confirm and help you get the most out of your firearm. I am very aware of ammo prices and availability these days - so - let me set up your gun while using the minimum amount of ammo possible. Generally, I get it done with under ten rounds, often much less.

The first thing we do is make sure the rifle is set up correctly - screws are tight, and everything is as it should be. We pull the action out of the stock, remove any leftover packing/manufacturing oil (this would surprise you), check the bedding is all good and reassemble to correct torque settings.

Optional - Drop Charts

Traditionally, you would need to shoot at a multitude of distances to gather D.O.P.E - data on previous engagements. These days, with a chronograph, ballistic calculator and a bit of know-how, we can speed the process up.

We chronograph the rifle through the Labradar and generate a 'try' set of ballistic data. This takes into account the local environment and is tailored to your firearm.

Up to around 600 meters - this will be good to go. If you plan on shooting out further than that, then YOU need to confirm the data, and we can tweak it from there.

I used to confirm rifles myself, but you know what? If you haven't shot to that distance on steel or targets to confirm, you shouldn't be shooting at animals at that distance either. Ethical hunting people.

Optional - Ammo Testing

There is no 'one size fits all' when it comes to ammunition choices for your firearm. The only way to confirm what it likes to shoot best is to test it through your specific gun.

We take up to three types of ammunition from different manufacturers and shoot it through your firearm. Recording the group size and speed, selecting the best performing and setting the firearm up.

Perfect for Leupold CDS Scopes (and others)

We chronograph firearms when making up charts. This gives you actual, real data based on your ammo and firearm.

If you are looking to get a Leupold CDS scope, please don't use the velocity on the box of ammo. You need to confirm the actual velocity of your rifle setup, not the test rig the ammo manufacturer uses (26 inches, captive rest likely).

The data we will get from your rifle will ensure that the dial is properly calibrated for the rifle. Once the dial arrives, come for a visit; we can even fit it for you!


Report Card

After all the shooting is done, we generate a series of cards for the firearm system - providing shooting data including wind, angle and basic environmental changes.

Depending on the firearm system intent, we will talk about a range vs. 'hunting' zero - how the Maximum Point Blank System works, and how that might work best for you.

We will provide the data in PDF format, as well as a laminated set ready to go.

Pricing and Logistics

Basic Setup

Strip the rifle, check torque settings, scope, etc. Check the basic function and then Zero at 100m to within the system shooting capacity.

Optional - Charts

Capture Ballistic Data and produce laminated charts to 1000m in MOA or MILS, Meters or yards as per your preference.
Add $95

Ammo Testing

Test up to three types of ammo for group size and consistency. I will shoot around five rounds of each type of ammo in testing.
Add $95


Don't send us a rifle you know isn't shooting right. If we can't figure out what is wrong with it relatively quickly, we will be sending it back and still charging you. If there is an issue with the gun (or potentially one) - get in touch first - we might be able to help. You might just need to give it a good clean first! 😉

Wanted to get the most from my rifle… Kerry made that happen. Gained an unbelievable amount of valuable information, that I believe cannot be beaten for the money.
Absolutely stoked. Easy to deal with, he possesses a wealth of knowledge that would you would be hard-pressed to find in anybody. Let alone somebody who shares it so willingly! I will recommend his services to all of my mates, he can expect many more of the lads to be headed his way after this!