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2024 - Winner

2024 - Second

King of the Range Overall

King of the Range - 338 & Under


Ultimate Hunter


2023 - Winner

2023 - Second

Kiwi Precision Cup

Nightforce Remarkables 1200 yd Challenge

Sparrowhawk Teams Match

Ultimate Hunter

King of the Range - 338 & Under


Alpine Long Range

Nightforce Remarkables .22 Quickdraw

King of the Range Overall


2023 - Third

Tarata Teams Match

Section 22 South Island Rimfire


2022 - Winner

Kahles South Island PRS Match

Alpine Long Range Teams Match

Desert Dual Teams Match

King of the Range - 338 & Under


2022 - Third

Ahititi Barrel Burner

Boundary Creek Classic

NZ PRS Spring Match


2022 - Second

Sparrowhawk King of the Range

Ahititi Long Range Challenge 223 Match

NZ PRS Autumn Blaze

NZ PRS Winter Mayhem

Sparrowhawk Teams Match

Section 22 South Island 22 Series

Boundary Creek Grey Ops PRS Match


Ultimate Hunter & King of the Range -  by Ian, 06.02.24

Headed to the South Island last weekend of January for the annual Ultimate Hunter match and on the following day the King of the range ELR match.Saturday had very strong winds for the hunter match and with only 11 hits from 20 available I was surprised to be tied with Anthony Collie for second. Congratulations to Jacob Greenlaw for taking the win with 12 hits. Sunday was a much better day with only light winds for the ELR match. We had targets at 1,000 1,200 1,600 1,800 and 2,000 meters with 5 rounds per target. Shooting my 300 Norma Magnum Improved with 250 grain Atips I went 4-5-3-5-1 for a total of 18 impacts from the 25 to comfortably win the 338 and under class and take the overall win by edging out the bigger calibres as well.

Team Hardy Ian Hughes
Team Hardy Ian Hughes

KP Cup -  by Ian, 18.12.23

And that’s a wrap for the 2023 match shooting events. Great to finish up with winning the KP Cup match after not making the podium in my last two events.This is a PRS style match and was set out and run by Anthony Collie @comp_shooter_nz

It had 10 stages with multiple targets per stage and lots of position changes needed with tight time frames. After timing out on 6 of the 10 stages I definitely have plenty to work on before next season gets underway.

Thanks to Anthony for putting on a match that is similar to the international stuff that he has been doing so well at. Big thanks to Mag dump Mark for the venue and Graham from TLRS for the use of their targets.
A big thanks to my sponsors.
Hardy Rifle.
Swazi NZ.

Team Hardy Ian Hughes
Team Hardy Ian Hughes

Alpine Long Range -  by Ian, 09.11.23

Last weekend I competed at the Alpine Long Range match held on the Montrose Estate in the South Island. I placed 2nd shooting with my Hardy Project-X 6.5PRC.
Congratulations to Hardy team mate Fraser Mackenzie on taking the win.

A big thank you to our new sponsor SWAZI clothing for providing NZ made quality garments. The Forest pants with the padded knees are amazing.

Also was great to have my parents come to their first match and see what it is all about, thanks to them for their support.

@hardy_rifle Project-X rifle.
@mdttac21 ACC Elite chassis.
@nightforceanz ATACR 7-35.
@customscopeturrets comp turret.
@swaziapparel Forest pants.
@hornadygear 153 Atips projectile.

Ian Hughes Team Hardy Rifle
Ian Hughes Team Hardy Rifle
Ian Hughes Team Hardy Rifle

Nightforce Remarkables 2023, Queenstown -  by Ian, 27.09.23

A big weekend in the South Island at the Nightforce Remarkables Match. Friday we had the 22 rimfire 10 position 10 targets speed challenge. Based on fastest time to hit all the targets. I was happy with my 3rd place as couldn’t go much faster and still hit the targets.

We started Saturday with a 1200 yard elimination challenge. It was quickly down to only a few of us and I was lucky to pick up on a little wind change and take the win with the 300 Norma Magnum Improved.

The rest of the day was a 100 round PRM match and I finished up 4th. Sunday was a similar match but for 223 calibre only and again I placed 4th.

Congratulations to my Hardy team mate Anthony Collie on his outstanding shooting to take the wins in the other 3 match’s.
Big thanks to Adam Hill and Fraser Mackenzie for putting this match on and all the sponsors for there prizes."

Team Hardy Ian Hughes
Team Hardy Ian Hughes

Section 22 South Island Rimfire Match -  by Ian, 19.04.23


A few weeks back I shot the Section 22 South Island rim fire match. Moved the Vodoo into the MDT HNT26 and used a lighter contour Hardy barrel to make it lighter as the course had lots of movement and unsupported shooting in it.

Was very close at the end with Anthony and Nick tied on 130 impact’s and me with 129.They had a shoot off with Nick taking out the Win Anthony 2nd and me in 3rd.

Big thanks to Blair from Section 22 for putting on match and Sparrowhake for the great range venue.

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