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  • How To Fix A Ruger BX-1 Jam

    How To Fix A Ruger BX-1 Jam

    Date: 03-06-2022
    This tip is for anyone who has ever had a BX-1 ‘Jam’ on them. More often than not this issue is easily fixed.
  • Brand New Marlin Model 1895 Trapper Is Coming!

    Brand New Marlin Model 1895 Trapper Is Coming!

    Date: 17-05-2022
    We are excited to announce once again, the initial production and shipment of Ruger-made, Marlin lever-action rifles. Ruger will soon be shipping limited quantities of the second Marlin model, the 1895 Trapper chambered in .45-70 Govt.
  • Staff Pick: Ruger Ranch Rifle in 350 Legend

    Staff Pick: Ruger Ranch Rifle in 350 Legend

    Date: 05-05-2022
    Our in house Kieran is back again with a review of the Ruger Ranch Rifle in 350 Legend for the new feature: Rifle of the month.
  • Testing the Ruger Hawkeye Long Range Hunter – By Kieran Harris

    Testing the Ruger Hawkeye Long Range Hunter – By Kieran Harris

    Date: 05-04-2022
    After spending just over ten years in the firearms industry and partaking in many of the great shooting disciplines offered around the country, I came to the realization I have never really dabbled in striking targets anywhere beyond 250-300 meters. This realization had piqued my interest and I knew I wanted to give some long-distance shooting a try. 
  • How To Clean Your 10/22 Rifle

    How To Clean Your 10/22 Rifle

    Date: 05-04-2022
    Need Some Cleaning Tips? In this video from Ruger, find out exactly how to clean and maintain your 10/22 rifle. 
  • Mossberg Patriot Predator Review

    Mossberg Patriot Predator Review

    Date: 28-02-2022
    Scott Lowes from Rod & Rifle NZ reviews the Mossberg Patriot Predator.
  • Mossberg 940 JM Pro Review

    Mossberg 940 JM Pro Review

    Date: 18-12-2021
    The Mossberg 940 JM Pro is the result of two years’ development alongside Jerry and his daughter Lena Miculek. The goal in mind? To design the ultimate speed-shooting shotgun that would be competition ready straight out of the box.
  • How To Compensate For Wind When Adjusting The Perfect Shot

    How To Compensate For Wind When Adjusting The Perfect Shot

    Date: 23-11-2021
    Determining the proper wind hold, or how to properly adjust your shot to compensate for wind, is one of the most difficult aspects of accurate long range shooting.
  • How To Improve Your Accuracy With Trigger Control

    How To Improve Your Accuracy With Trigger Control

    Date: 16-11-2021
    Pro Shooter Julie Golob takes you through a guide on how to improve your accuracy with your pistol by practicing trigger control in dry fire. 
  • Ruger 10/22 Competition Review

    Ruger 10/22 Competition Review

    Date: 11-11-2021
    The 10/22 comes from Ruger’s Custom Shop, so it’s not just a run-of-the-mill 10/22 with a few trick bits added; instead, it’s hand assembled in a custom shop cell by experienced staff. That said, it does boast a number of additions that the standard rifle doesn’t include.
  • Ruger Custom Shop

    Ruger Custom Shop

    Date: 11-11-2021
    THE RUGGED RELIABILITY YOU EXPECT. THE CRAFTSMANSHIP YOU DESERVE.
  • Mossberg 930 Field Combo Review

    Mossberg 930 Field Combo Review

    Date: 10-11-2021
    Mossberg’s 930 family of 12g autoloaders is extensive – a gas-operated platform offered in a variety of synthetic, camo and wood finishes, ranging from field to tactical versions.
  • Tools For Scope Mounting

    Tools For Scope Mounting

    Date: 09-11-2021
    We promise we're not just claiming that mounting a scope is easier than it appears. All you'll need is a scope and a few tools to get started. You're already halfway there if you have the correct tools. In no time, you'll have a scope mounted on your rifle.
  • Mossberg 940 – Complete Cleaning and Disassembly with Jerry Miculek

    Mossberg 940 – Complete Cleaning and Disassembly with Jerry Miculek

    Date: 02-11-2021
    This instructional video shows an in-depth look at how to perform essential servicing and cleaning procedures on the Mossberg 940 platform shotgun.
  • Introducing the Mossberg 590S™ Pump-Action

    Introducing the Mossberg 590S™ Pump-Action

    Date: 01-11-2021
    O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., America’s oldest family-owned firearms manufacturer in the United States, continues its legacy of industry firsts with the introduction of the 590S Series.
  • Comparing Smith & Wesson Revolver Sizes

    Comparing Smith & Wesson Revolver Sizes

    Date: 26-10-2021
    Pro shooter Jerry Miculek takes us through the different Smith & Wesson Revolver Sizes.
  • BOG Adrenaline Tripod and Accessories Review

    BOG Adrenaline Tripod and Accessories Review

    Date: 21-10-2021
    NZRod&Rifle were recently asked to test the BOG Adrenaline Tripod which, first and foremost, is a shooting aid.
  • The How’s and Why’s of Bore Sighting A Bolt-Action Rifle

    The How’s and Why’s of Bore Sighting A Bolt-Action Rifle

    Date: 19-10-2021
    In this post, Kirstie Pike takes us through a guide to bore sighting a bolt-action rifle.
  • At the 2021 International Revolver Championship, Team Ruger doubles up on divisional wins.

    At the 2021 International Revolver Championship, Team Ruger doubles up on divisional wins.

    Date: 15-09-2021
    Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) congratulates Team Ruger members James McGinty and Dave Olhasso for winning their respective divisions at the 30th International Revolver Championship, held this past weekend at the Shootout Range in Princeton, LA.
  • Ruger Announces Left-Handed Model of Custom Shop 10/22 Competition Rifle

    Ruger Announces Left-Handed Model of Custom Shop 10/22 Competition Rifle

    Date: 13-08-2021
    Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is proud to launch the Ruger Custom Shop® 10/22® Competition Rifle in a unique left-handed configuration.
  • Adaptive Tactical Tac-Hammer Barrel and Stock Review

    Adaptive Tactical Tac-Hammer Barrel and Stock Review

    Date: 28-06-2021
    There seems to be no end to the custom options available for the Ruger 10/22; next to the AR15, it’s probably the most customised rifle in the world, and the aftermarket industry just keeps on pumping out new products to pimp this little rifle.
  • NEW BOG Game Camera

    NEW BOG Game Camera

    Date: 01-03-2021
    Choosing an invisible game camera shouldn't mean sacrificing image quality or having to cope with frequent scouting concerns. We've ensured that your requirement to remain undiscovered is met with best-in-class photography at BOG®, allowing you to Capture the Unknown.
  • Mossberg® Debuts the 940™ Autoloading Competition Shotgun

    Mossberg® Debuts the 940™ Autoloading Competition Shotgun

    Date: 01-01-2021
    The JM Pro, 940™ available in two 10-shot variants, is a new 12-gauge autoloading shotgun platform from O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., a leading American guns manufacturer.
  • Ruger Introduces Custom Shop Precision Rifle

    Ruger Introduces Custom Shop Precision Rifle

    Date: 01-01-2021
    Ruger Precision® Rifle chambered in 6mm Creedmoor is the newest addition to the Ruger Custom Shop® line of guns from Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR).
  • 100 Years Of Mossberg

    100 Years Of Mossberg

    Date: 01-01-2021
    It all started in 1919 with a simple dream: to make affordable, durable, and reliable weapons for the working class. That dream, as basic as it was, was somewhat ambitious.