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It would be pretty hard to have missed the recent incident involving firearms on a movie set recently. I had Andrew on, a Movie Armourer who has worked on several large sets about firearms safety during filming and in general – because the same principles you apply day-to-day should be used when hunting or when handing or taking a firearm. Also discussed: Cultural (and legal) differences that potentially lead to the recent event Which guns are real, which are fake Why CGI likely won’t take over actual firearms soon Much more The audio is a little crackly for some reason on this one. If you enjoy the show - maybe considering supporting the site and the show directly through a membership - it keeps as independent and keeps us producing content for you guys to enjoy! Check it out over here - thebloke.co.nz/support Remember, if you miss the live show - you can check it out on the podcast as well - pop over here for the latest shows - including interviews with some of the worlds top shooters. https://precisionshooter.co.nz/the-triggernometry-show/

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Nov 1

1 hr 21 min

Ammo. Factory, custom, reloading, handloading - what really is the difference - how much difference is there - and what is the most 'bang for your buck'? There is a lot of information, misinformation and borderline confusion over ammo on the internet. In this video, we all try our best to add to it! Diversions tonight include some history of international conflict from Graeme and Safari hunting from Dirk! We also have a few kids trying to get in on the action this week. Excuse the random appearances! If you enjoy the show - maybe considering supporting the site and the show directly through a membership - it keeps as independent and keeps us producing content for you guys to enjoy! Check it out over here - thebloke.co.nz/support Remember, if you miss the live show - you can check it out on the podcast as well - pop over here for the latest shows - including interviews with some of the worlds top shooters. https://precisionshooter.co.nz/the-triggernometry-show/

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Oct 25

1 hr 20 min

Ah. The Filterbrats. What happens when you take a Black Metal drummer and songwriter and a Minimal Techno Music Engineer – A Filtered French Disco Duo. Of course! I originally met Clayon many, many years ago playing at the Papakura sound bowl. He was playing with the band, I was the in-between-bands-DJ. By memory, the set I played involved a lot of Orbital and borderline Ambient. He was playing hard metal. We kicked it off, started hanging, started mixing tunes (we have a mutual love of The Prodigy) together and eventually started writing tunes together. We often found ourselves playing the ‘B’ room of Hard House gigs (the style Clayton initially mainly DJed. Our sets were a mix of tunes heavily influenced by the Daft Punk / Crydamoure / Le Knights style from France. Though – I think half the fun was just keeping each other on their toes by dropping in something unexpected (at least, that was generally my plan – I was playing for Clayton more than the crowd). There is a couple of albums worth of material online – you can still purchase it via Beatport and other sources – and we licenced some tunes for inclusion on a Game – which resulted in a humourous interaction between Clayton and a ripped tune uploader on Youtube. The mix though is a combination of our songs and others. Follow me over on my site - bromidedub.com - more mixes, thoughts, brain farts. #turntables #djmix #housemusic #livepa #music You might also like thebloke.co.nz

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Oct 25

1 hr 59 min

Dub music means different things to different people. My introduction was, I think, through the likes of Smith & Mighty – certainly my introduction was by way of Techno – so I lean more on the sparse, deep and moody side of things compared to what I would call Reggae Dub – ‘skank’ with more organs, guitars and references to ‘Ja’. I guess, to me, Dub is the Delay – dark, modulated delays that conjure the image of a ‘mad professor’, maybe even THE Mad Professor sitting at a mixing desk using the sends to push audio into a Roland Space Echo or some old guitar pedal, back through the desk and riding the faders into eternity. Anyhow – the mix is a bit of that, a bit of techno and a few other things as well. I thoroughly enjoyed making it, I hope you enjoy listening to it. Follow me over on my site - bromidedub.com - more mixes, thoughts, brain farts. #turntables #djmix #housemusic #livepa #music You might also like thebloke.co.nz

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Oct 22

1 hr 38 min

The lads discuss trigger selection for hunting and competition shooting. Single, double, twin, set, reset, creep... If you enjoy the show - maybe considering supporting the site and the show directly through a membership - it keeps us independent and keeps us producing content for you guys to enjoy! Check it out over here - thebloke.co.nz/support Remember, if you miss the live show - you can check it out on the podcast as well - pop over here for the latest shows - including interviews with some of the worlds top shooters. https://precisionshooter.co.nz/the-triggernometry-show/

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Oct 18

1 hr 29 min

Welcome to Good Blokes - the podcast I have been wanting to make for over 20 years now. This is a chat with David Benfell, an NZ and Bristish Vetren who faced the very real possibility of never walking again after a Parachuting Accident broke his spine. It’s a great chat. Two guys dropping their guard a bit and just talking. There is so much in here. His time serving in the NZ and British Military in Iraq, Afghanistan and Northern Ireland, ‘Spicy’ Tours and busy times ‘on the job’, Dealing with IED’s and the mindset it produces, Joining the Red Devils parachute display team and dealing with a fear of heights (really), Separating the people on the ground and the politics that sent them there, Developing friendships post-deployment, Men's search for meaning and purpose – the immediacy of combat and the abstract aspect of modern life, Finding the mission and the importance of finding the next mission to reintegrate, Going with the flow vs intention and direction in life, Dealing with massive injuries, recuperating surrounded by others with drive, finding the new norms, Instagram ‘influencers’, selling a ‘brand’ and selfies vs. creating content, Relationships and dealing with splits Men’s groups – creating environments to have deep conversations with other men, beyond bravado, Getting back into hunting and the outdoors, munter hunters, respect for the animal, SSAANZ – the development of a new charity for Veterans. Follow us over on the main site - thebloke.co.nz - lots more articles, videos, podcasts and more. #thebloke #hunting #outdoors #modernman If you enjoy what you are listening to - maybe consider supporting the site and the show directly through a membership - it keeps us independent and keeps us producing content for you guys to enjoy! Check it out over here - thebloke.co.nz/support You might also like the other site - precisionshooter.co.nz

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Oct 15

2 hr

It was meant to be Jeepers - but, whatever. Storming Techno. Well. As storming as I am ever going to get. Maybe. Follow me over on my site - bromidedub.com - more mixes, thoughts, brain farts. #turntables #djmix #housemusic #livepa #music You might also like thebloke.co.nz

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Oct 1

2 hr 7 min

The lads discuss reticles - their development, their preferences, their personal favourites! If you enjoy the show - maybe consider supporting the site and the show directly through a membership - it keeps us independent and keeps us producing content for you guys to enjoy! Check it out over here - thebloke.co.nz/support Remember, if you miss the live show - you can check it out on the podcast as well - pop over here for the latest shows - including interviews with some of the worlds top shooters. https://precisionshooter.co.nz/the-triggernometry-show/

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Sep 25

1 hr 26 min

Thanks for all the great feedback from part one! It was very cool to talk to Dan about the business. This time though, we promise to talk guns as well! Focusing on the history of the Hybrid and the future with Project X – Dan gets deep into the technical side of things, and of course, through some knowledge bombs in regards to running a successful business as well! It’s another great interview, which I am sure you will all enjoy! If you enjoy the show - maybe considering supporting the site and the show directly through a membership - it keeps as independent and keeps us producing content for you guys to enjoy! Check it out over here - https://precisionshooter.co.nz/support https://precisionshooter.co.nz/the-triggernometry-show/

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Sep 18

1 hr 46 min

The lads talk reloading - focusing on annealing, brass prep and order of operations. It's a great chat! #keepyourfaceonthegun #90degreesoftriggercontrol​ #precisionrifle​ #shooternz​ ► Website: https://www.precisionshooter.co.nz If you enjoy what you are listening to - maybe consider supporting the site and the show directly through a membership - it keeps us independent and keeps us producing content for you guys to enjoy! Check it out over here - https://thebloke.co.nz/membership-account/membership-checkout/?level=2 ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ SOCIAL MEDIA▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ ► Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrecisionShooter/ ► Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shooternz/

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Sep 14

1 hr 41 min

Basically, I wanted a mix of some tunes I have been listening to recently to form a good background for a pile of work I have been trying to get done. I find this style of D&B gets the creative/typing juices going, so it keeps the brain at high revs while I try to get some ideas out. Enjoy! Follow me over on my site - kerry.co.nz - more mixes, thoughts, brain farts. You might also like thebloke.co.nz

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Sep 14

1 hr 34 min

Feedback loops, data gather, mindfulness behind the rifle, all these relatively new terms are really providing modern names for something that has always been true. If you pay attention, have an intention, and train and shoot accordingly, you will improve. What Chris is doing reminds me, in a way of Thomas Hauglands THLR Proficiency challenge – another great test that humbles shooters but provides a real-world representation of this shooting ability. Thomas’s test requires distance though, while Chris’s only needs 100m/y and provides you with a real-world baseline, irrespective of what position you should it from. It also happens to be a fantastic 12 round drill for shooting. A really, really productive day at the range with a box of ammo could be 3 rounds to confirm zero, 12 rounds for the challenge, focusing on a specific skill that you need to import on, then 3 rounds at the end, for well, whatever you want. Have some fun! I realised we didn’t go deep into the test itself – but – for that – I suggest you just pop over to the Rifle Kraft site and read up for yourself – https://riflekraft.com/ As part of my upcoming prep for the Tarata Teams match – I am going to go through this test and see where we can improve in the limited time, with limited ammo. Realistically, a lot of this is going to be done with a 22LR – as projectiles for the 6mm Creedmoor are going to be limited. However – regardless, I strongly feel this is going to be a transferable skill – and will be checking in with Chris again after I have a couple of targets uploaded to his site. Stay tuned! If you enjoy the show - maybe considering supporting the site and the show directly through a membership - it keeps as independent and keeps us producing content for you guys to enjoy! Check it out over here - https://thebloke.co.nz/membership-account/membership-checkout/?level=2 Remember, if you miss the live show - you can check it out on the podcast as well - pop over here for the latest shows - including interviews with some of the worlds top shooters. https://precisionshooter.co.nz/the-triggernometry-show/

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Sep 14

1 hr 25 min

If you are in New Zealand, it is unlikely that I need to introduce you to Hardy Rifles or the man behind the company – Dan Hardy. Hardy Rifles have been a mainstay of the NZ firearms industry and community for a long time. From their extensive range of suppressors, bringing carbon wrapped barrels to the market, and now with their Hybrid and Project X firearm systems – Hardy Rifle keeps innovating and pushing forward. I got to have a chat with Dan, the man behind the name, about the history of the company and where it is heading. Not only firearms in this conversation - we also talk business culture, dealing with failure and rejection and a whole lot more really, really interesting stuff. This is part one of a series – expect more soon! Follow us over on the main site - precisionshooter.co.nz - lots more articles, videos, podcasts and more. #modernmarksman #precisionshooter #shooternz #keepyourfaceontherifle If you enjoy what you are listening to - maybe consider supporting the site and the show directly through a membership - it keeps us independent and keeps us producing content for you guys to enjoy! Check it out over here - https://thebloke.co.nz/membership-account/membership-checkout/?level=2 You might also like the other site - thebloke.co.nz

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Sep 5

1 hr 32 min

Another quick mix. Listening to my last one, I realised I do have a habit of jumping all over the place. I think this is a result of spending quite a lot of time playing back rooms/chill-out rooms for long, long sets - so you do get to wander. Now I am recording much shorter sets, but still wanting to cover off a dozen genres in one go! So - this is the first attempt to put together more of a focused mix. WIll do a couple more in other flavours. I can't hold this level of noise for that long - so it's a short one! Oh. Of course - it still doesn't end anywhere near where it starts. ;) Follow me over on my site - kerry.co.nz - more mixes, music, brain farts. #turntables #djmix #housemusic You might also like thebloke.co.nz

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Sep 2

36 min 55 sec

Another mix. Though - I still face a little bit of a conundrum with this one - because I am not sure if I should call it a mix or a construction. I recently picked up a small midi controller, which came with a copy of Ableton Lite - so this was 'constructed' within there. Ableton allows me to be a little more creative with speed changes and 'optimise' the phrasing on where tracks come in and out. So, while more technically 'better' - the mix could also be a bit more convoluted and miss some of the impromptu magic that mixing on turntables can provide. I am going to hook up the midi controller and set up a mixer mapping - so I can pre align the tracks but actually lay down a 'live' mix over the top of it. We shall see... maybe we can get a good mix of both. Follow me over on my site - kerry.co.nz - more mixes, music, brain farts. #turntables #djmix #housemusic You might also like thebloke.co.nz

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Sep 1

59 min 8 sec

Follow us over on the main site - precisionshooter.co.nz - lots more articles, videos, podcasts and more. #modernmarksman #precisionshooter #shooternz #keepyourfaceontherifle If you enjoy what you are listening to - maybe consider supporting the site and the show directly through a membership - it keeps us independent and keeps us producing content for you guys to enjoy! Check it out over here - https://thebloke.co.nz/membership-account/membership-checkout/?level=2 You might also like the other site - thebloke.co.nz

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Aug 28

1 hr 30 min

The reunion/lockdown show! The lads talk what they have been up to, what they are up to, speed wind calls, projectile choices and much more. Follow us over on the main site - precisionshooter.co.nz - lots more articles, videos, podcasts and more. #modernmarksman #precisionshooter #shooternz #keepyourfaceontherifle If you enjoy what you are listening to - maybe consider supporting the site and the show directly through a membership - it keeps us independent and keeps us producing content for you guys to enjoy! Check it out over here - https://thebloke.co.nz/membership-account/membership-checkout/?level=2 You might also like the other site - thebloke.co.nz

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Aug 21

2 hr 11 min

Kerry, joined later by Sam talk about the basics of troubleshooting your rifle. When it refuses to play ball, before sending it to the shot - here are some of the most common issues they have come across. If you enjoy the show - maybe considering supporting the site and the show directly through a membership - it keeps us independent and keeps us producing content for you guys to enjoy! Check it out over here - https://thebloke.co.nz/membership-account/membership-checkout/?level=2 Remember, if you miss the live show - you can check it out on the podcast as well - pop over here for the latest shows - including interviews with some of the worlds top shooters. https://precisionshooter.co.nz/the-triggernometry-show/

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May 23

1 hr 30 min

Tonight the lads talked about heading along to your first competition shoot. How to get to one, how to prepare, what to take and what to do on the day. It's a great primer for first time shooters, and anyone wanting some basic, but vital tips (hint - we don't talk about gear a lot at all!) If you enjoy the show - maybe consider supporting the site and the show directly through a membership - it keeps as independent and keeps us producing content for you guys to enjoy! Check it out over here - https://thebloke.co.nz/membership-account/membership-checkout/?level=2 Remember, if you miss the live show - you can check it out on the podcast as well - pop over here for the latest shows - including interviews with some of the worlds top shooters. https://precisionshooter.co.nz/the-triggernometry-show/

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May 8

1 hr 56 min

Funnily enough, right after discussing where I want to take some of the podcasts shows, Graeme and I drop straight into one! This show has a bit of behind the scenes industry talk, and then discussing how shooting motived Graeme to better himself, Kerry's recent lack of drinking, and more! For some reason. There is a lot of cussing in this one. A LOT. Sorry not sorry. Follow us over on the main site - thebloke.co.nz - lots more articles, videos, podcasts and more. #thebloke #hunting #outdoors #modernman If you enjoy what you are listening to - maybe consider supporting the site and the show directly through a membership - it keeps us independent and keeps us producing content for you guys to enjoy! Check it out over here - https://thebloke.co.nz/membership-account/membership-checkout/?level=2 You might also like the other site - precisionshooter.co.nz

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Apr 26

26 min

A chat that kinda heads all over the place. Team shoots Alpine Long Range Shoot Long Range Hunting Metrics Bulk ammo If you enjoy the show - maybe considering supporting the site and the show directly through a membership - it keeps as independent and keeps us producing content for you guys to enjoy! Check it out over here - https://thebloke.co.nz/membership-account/membership-checkout/?level=2 Remember, if you miss the live show - you can check it out on the podcast as well - pop over here for the latest shows - including interviews with some of the worlds top shooters. https://precisionshooter.co.nz/the-triggernometry-show/

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Apr 20

2 hr 3 min

A quick catchup. The lads talk hunting, thermals and night vision and aggressive ninja chickens. Follow us over on the main site - precisionshooter.co.nz - lots more articles, videos, podcasts and more. #modernmarksman #precisionshooter #shooternz #keepyourfaceontherifle If you enjoy what you are listening to - maybe consider supporting the site and the show directly through a membership - it keeps as independent and keeps us producing content for you guys to enjoy! Check it out over here - thebloke.co.nz/membership-accoun…checkout/?level=2 You might also like the other site - thebloke.co.nz

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Apr 8

1 hr 11 min

Kerry and Graeme talk all about those 'extra' things we like to strap onto our firearms. With the usual diversions a conversation between these two entails. Follow us over on the main site - precisionshooter.co.nz - lots more articles, videos, podcasts and more. #modernmarksman #precisionshooter #shooternz #keepyourfaceontherifle If you enjoy what you are listening to - maybe consider supporting the site and the show directly through a membership - it keeps as independent and keeps us producing content for you guys to enjoy! Check it out over here - https://thebloke.co.nz/membership-account/membership-checkout/?level=2 You might also like the other site - thebloke.co.nz

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Mar 30

2 hr

The lads discuss the recent Vortex NZ Mountain Challenge, David talks about his first competition, are the lads wearing pants, competitive advantages through handovers and much more! Follow us over on the main site - precisionshooter.co.nz - lots more articles, videos, podcasts and more. #modernmarksman #precisionshooter #shooternz #keepyourfaceontherifle If you enjoy what you are listening to - maybe consider supporting the site and the show directly through a membership - it keeps as independent and keeps us producing content for you guys to enjoy! Check it out over here - https://thebloke.co.nz/membership-account/membership-checkout/?level=2 You might also like the other site - thebloke.co.nz

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Mar 18

1 hr 25 min

If you enjoy the show - maybe considering supporting the site and the show directly through a membership - it keeps as independent and keeps us producing content for you guys to enjoy! Check it out over here - https://thebloke.co.nz/membership-account/membership-checkout/?level=2 Remember, if you miss the live show - you can check it out on the podcast as well - pop over here for the latest shows - including interviews with some of the worlds top shooters. https://precisionshooter.co.nz/the-triggernometry-show/

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Feb 26

1 hr 29 min

This one took me two goes to record. The first was a mess. However, as it says in the title. I figured it out. I was trying to hard. Or - I was trying to inject too much of myself into the mix and make it more complicated than it really needed to be. It dawned on me, out of a little bit of respect to the music I was playing - which, ironically, I was playing because I liked it in its original form - I didn't need to be in the mix every single moment, showcasing how technically I can work a fader and eq. I just needed to do the minimum to get from one track to the next, and, put a little bit of myself in there as a 'signature' when it seemed appropriate. As a result, I quite like this one! Enjoy! Follow me over on my site - kerry.co.nz - more mixes, thoughts, brain farts. Mixed on a pair of 1200 mk5, with a Rane TTM57SL, Serato Scratch Live and recorded onto a Zoom F4. Generally one take - if it goes truly pair shaped, I just take a step back then start again. #turntables #djmix #housemusic You might also like thebloke.co.nz

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Feb 21

1 hr 4 min

I recently jumped into Hunter: Call of the Wild again for a play and surprised (pleasantly) to see there was a new DLC based in little ol' NZ! As I do - I got in touch with the company - who put me in touch with the world designer, to have a chat about designing a new world within a game, research, getting 'compression' right and much more. It's a cool chat for anyone interested in learning a little more about game design, or, hunting in NZ. Check it out - and - if you have the game, the DLC is now out on PC, X-Box and PS4!

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Feb 16

48 min 53 sec

Hello and welcome to the Triggernometry Show - proudly brought to you buy Precision Shooter - New Zealand's home for precision rifle shooting. On this show, we have Sam, Ian, Nic and myself talking Hunter Games and Competitions, the King of the Range Comp, Precision Rifle in New Zealand, how it is that Ian seems to just keep on winning every, single, competition, tips on shit-talking your team mates and more. David from Rod and Rifle pops in towards the end and talks about getting into competitions, as he prepares for his first shoot. If you enjoy the show - maybe considering supporting the site and the show directly through a membership - it keeps as independent and keeps us producing content for you guys to enjoy! Check it out over here - https://thebloke.co.nz/membership-account/membership-checkout/?level=2 Remember, if you miss the live show - you can check it out on the podcast as well - pop over here for the latest shows - including interviews with some of the worlds top shooters. https://precisionshooter.co.nz/the-triggernometry-show/ We have lots of shooting courses and setup days coming up - and if you visiting precisionshooter.co.nz you can find out what's happening, check out the latest precision rifle related products we have and much, much more.

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Feb 16

1 hr 22 min

Not much to say on this one. A bit of a ropey mix. It does, however, include one of my favourite audio illusions - a risset tone - also known as a rising tone. A modular producing a risset and a 909 could almost be the perfect track for me. Maybe with an 808 breakdown.

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Feb 1

1 hr 11 min

About three mixes in I came up with the description for this one. It takes a sharp left turn and I am still not 100% sure how I ended up where I did. It was also one of those odd mixes where I didn't feel 100% in control at most points - tricky mixing, with a tricky direction leading to a sense of being in the mix, but at the same time just watching it unfold in front of me. Follow me over on my site - kerry.co.nz - more mixes, thoughts, brain farts. Mixed on a pair of 1200 mk5, with a Rane TTM57SL, Serato Scratch Live and recorded onto a Zoom F4. Generally one take - if it goes truly pair shaped, I just take a step back then start again. #turntables #djmix #housemusic You might also like thebloke.co.nz

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Jan 13

1 hr 2 min

Our first show for 2021! Kerry (Precision Shooter), Graeme (TLRS), Blair (Section22) and Dirk (Rookie Precision) get together to catch up, welcome the new year in, talk training, gear, a long diversion into hunting ethics and safety, as well as lessons learnt from 2020 and what they are looking forward to in 2021. Follow us over on the main site - precisionshooter.co.nz - lots more articles, videos, podcasts and more. #modernmarksman #precisionshooter #shooternz #keepyourfaceontherifle If you enjoy what you are listening to - maybe considering supporting the site and the show directly through a membership - it keeps as independent and keeps us producing content for you guys to enjoy! Check it out over here - https://thebloke.co.nz/membership-account/membership-checkout/?level=2 You might also like the other site - thebloke.co.nz

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Jan 8

2 hr 19 min

'Not bad' was my thought about halfway through this mix. It started off wrong - about a mix in I canned the recording, took a step back and started again. I guess I was trying too hard. I was trying to shoehorn something together that was 'intellectually smart' but musically just not going to work. I started again. Let the first track decide what the second track needed to be, and went from there. I am focusing more and more on getting out of the headphones and doing as much work as possible in the monitors. Remembering that I am still manually beatmatching - so it's sometimes a case of some rather aggressive pitch fader riding to get things in quickly and keep them there. It's interesting, but noticeable, that once you get into the monitors, listening, not looking at waveforms, not overthinking 'how' things should sound - that they often sound better. Our human senses do seem to work better than digital replacements sometimes. It might not be as 'digitally perfect' but its more pleasing, at least to my sensibility. I am aware that there must be a generation of DJs out there, and likely listeners that would pull a sour face at the first sign of a mix going out of time/step. But to me, that's still the human element of mixing. All the great mixes I still listen to, have an aspect of hearing the actual person behind the decks/mixer/system. Otherwise, it might as well just have been crafted in Ableton, perfect in every way. I like to hear a unique performance. Otherwise, I might as well do it myself. Follow me over on my site - kerry.co.nz - more mixes, thoughts, brain farts. Mixed on a pair of 1200 mk5, with a Rane TTM57SL, Serato Scratch Live and recorded onto a Zoom F4. Generally one take - if it goes truly pair shaped, I just take a step back then start again. #turntables #djmix #housemusic You might also like thebloke.co.nz

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Jan 6

57 min 42 sec

Kerry, Blair and new additions - Ian from Hardy Rifles and Dirk from Rookie Precision.

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Jan 4

1 hr 26 min

Auckland City Emergency Doctor, is a little tired of having to deal with blokes who have managed to damage themselves due to bad decisions. Read up more, over on the site - thebloke.co.nz

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Jan 4

1 hr 39 min

Hold on because this is a bit of a ropey one! I enjoyed mixing this one. It's a style of mixing I get into - drop the record, push the faders up, sort it out in the mix. It might not result in the smoothest, cleanest mix in the world - but you know there a human behind the decks, not just an algorithm. I swing back and forward on the 'method of mixing' and what is DJing and what isn't. I started on the 1200s and Vinyl, but have done CD's, controllers only, and for that matter, even a live PA featuring an 808 and 909 (actual, not emulations). It's really a different method, which results in a different, well, result - and to me, also creates a separate vibe. Big room, epic, prog house for example - makes perfect sense to have a controller, like Sasha's original Maven, glitchy minimal, Monolake and the MonoDeck, but I think bumpy house, fast and snappy techno (Jeff Mills, Dereck May, etc) decks and the push and pull of an analogue interface just appeals to me. While the controllers allowed a lot more in regards to loops, effects, visually lining up breakdowns and drops (mixing by numbers), I always also missed a little bit of the unexplainable groove of two decks slightly slipping in out around each other - I suppose some people would just call that bad mixing these days! Like drummers trying to play along to metronomes, or being inspired by computer-programmed beats and trying to emulate them - there is no denying there is a strong digital influence to a lot of this music, but I think there is still a place for a slightly non-perfect, human element in its presentation. I guess it's a party mix? Maybe good for some point on New Year's Eve. Maybe, whatever floats your boat I guess.

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Dec 2020

50 min 5 sec

I was a little surprised when I started mixing again. I expected to struggle a bit with the beatmatching - having not done it for quite some time. Much to my surprise, I didn't have that much of an issue. I got pretty much back into the groove with the expected rollercoaster of keeping a mix in sync. I have always had this, as most DJs do mixing vinyl - it's not digital, so there is a little wow and flutter in every mix. I guess though, I never really stopped mixing. I would often hear music out and about and be mixing something else into it in my head, my Spotify playlist often just resembled set planning. I still can't sit anywhere that I can hear two different audio sources out of sync and be able to do anything other than try to marry them together in my head. So. With this mix, I turned off a feature in Serato - the key lock. I have always struggled a bit with mixing in key. I am not a formally trained musician, so I never really learnt the theory or have intentionally practised identifying key. I can certainly hear if something is sour, or off-key in a mix, and I think I can identify someone singing sharp or flat - though - I couldn't tell you which it was. So, as the software systems came into play, a feature I jumped on was indexing everything by key - using the Camelot Mixing system. It certainly helped my mixing, but just in the last couple of weeks - since I had the system back up and running, something has been bugging me - a certain mussyness to the sound. I did this mix with the feature off. I increase or decrease the speed of the record; the pitch also changes. This does mean that mixes might not be entirely in the same key it means tracks may not be in a 'traditional' key at all - a percent up or down can change things - go read about the backstory of 'Kind of Blue' to see how this can become part of a legend. https://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/miles-davis-kind-of-blue-mono-speed-issues.232772/ So - you may have a slight mismatch in regards to the key. Instinctively, in this age of metronome perfect mix by numbers mixing - this probably has a few people aghast - why would you turn such a useful feature off? Well - try listening to the audio, listening to the mix. Close your eyes for a while, stop looking at the waveform and listen. The early version of Serato incorporated Pitch'n'Time into it - actually - by my understanding - it's this software that got Serato started. Now, I am not sure if the later versions got upgraded algorithms, but, I find, listening to the sonic characteristics of the audio - I feel (and, yes, it could merely be an auditory illusion I am creating for myself) that there is a slight marring and smearing of the sound. Logically, if there is any wow or flutter on the analogue controller (vinyl), the plugin must be all but permanently correcting the sound. Add into it, a bit of pushing and pulling on the platter, and you end up with a mix that seems to have a bit of a background, almost rubbery characteristic. It's not the music itself; it's in between the music - behind it that I hear the issue. Additionally, much like manually beatmatching itself - there is something in having two tracks in the mix that are not 100% perfectly aligned - the slight, slight disharmony helps create a tension in the mix, that resolves when finally transitioning to the next tune. Tension and release, what, to me, a lot of DJing is really about. Anyhow. Another mix. Enjoy!

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Dec 2020

55 min 31 sec

The lads and lady have a debrief on recent event's with Geoff finally turning back up, and, Cassie (Mrs GunRack) popping in to give another perspective.

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Dec 2020

1 hr 28 min

Graeme and Kerry talk M2 shotguns, people trying to run the cheapest ammo they can in their precision rifles, lead-free, solid options (Powerhead), and some of the worst products they have every owned/reviewed/used. Kerry talks growing up urban - and exposure to guns, shooting slug guns in the back yard. Mechanical offset. Load states. A late arrival by Blair as well!

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Dec 2020

2 hr 13 min

Mindfullness and mixing. I have been undertaking a mindfulness practice for the last year or so - following Sam Harris, listening to his many talks and using the app for a 10 minute session each morning. This isn't the first time I have had a 'meditation' practice. As a young man, I trained in Yang Tsin Su and Tai Chi fairly intensively for a few years. By intensively, I mean I was up at 4:30 to head into town for an hour of training, then an hour of meditation. After work, there was an hour odd at the gym. Most days, except Sunday. Interestingly, at this time, I was also eating as a Vegan. This, as my memory serves was a time of extreme mental clarity, if not constant physical tiredness and I still remember being able to 'observe' my mind literally slowing down in front of me as I headed away from the practice. During that time, I experienced a few things that I would still struggle to explain logically, potentially resulting from a mind and body and intent all perfectly in line with each other. Mixing, specifically beatmatching, now that I am getting back into it, has reminded me of what a mindful practice it can be. The act requires you to follow two separate beats and actively keep them in line with each other. This is a practice that requires constant attention and attentiveness. It requires you to certainly, be, here, now. Like life, you occasionally falter - and interestingly, it's often when you doubt yourself that the mix goes out - was that track getting ahead or behind? That self-questioning leads to nudging or pulling the wrong way, overcorrection and eventually settling back into the groove. However, that's not to say the mind can't actually wander a bit. Once things are locked in, or maybe because it does, I occasionally find myself dropping into a space between those tracks, in the mix - and there is actually a bit of room to wander around in there. Interestingly now, coming back to mixing, I do seem to be a little less self-critical of those moments slipping out of the mix - I understand them, I enjoy them, I find myself listening back and cheering myself on during the little bumps. Something I hope I also get better at doing in my real life. Christmas Day 2020. My little girls are off with their mother now for a couple of days, and I do find myself already missing them. I also found that the mother of some old friends passed away yesterday. So much like the rest of the year, things are moving on with a bit of a strange undertone to them.

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Dec 2020

1 hr 3 min

Yes. I am definitely enjoying having decks back. This mix is a combination of new and old tunes. Tech/House/No? I have always felt that DJing, in its purest sense, was simply an expression or amplification of the mixers state of mind. I have always tried to hold to that ethos - so my mixes have generally been a reflection of the mood/mode I was in at the time. To be blunt, I mixed to show a part of me, not for others. People get to come along on my journey, I am not just trying to produce a background soundtrack for their evening/life out. It's communication, not wallpaper. I am generally happy with the mix. The Herbert tune in the middle, in traditionally Herbert style is awesome, but weird syncopation and drum programming makes it a challenge to mix into, and, by my reckoning, I managed to mix out of it on the wrong beat as well. Which didn't help. I am just going to tell myself that he threw in a 3/4 bar or something. ;) Anyhow - the mix is a bit all over the place, but at the same time, the themes are clear. Breathe. Work. This is the way. kerry.co.nz

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Dec 2020

1 hr 9 min

Kerry (Precision Shooter) and Blair (Section22) talk bipods, triggers, earplugs and more!

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Dec 2020

1 hr 22 min

So. I turned 42 yesterday. Not sure what to make of that. To be blunt, it's been a bit of a shit year, and last year wasn't a whole lot better. It's been a bit of a struggle in regards to finances, work, not-work, relationships and a multitude of things coming together, resulting in a general state of stress and lack of sleep. Still figuring what to do now, to be honest. However, I also recently picked up a set of decks and have been enjoying getting back into mixing. SHORT VERSION OF THE STORY I had applied for the dream job - international demonstrator/educator for Native Instruments Traktor - was in the top three for the role. Now, if you know the DJ work, if you know a little bit of me, you might have a bit of an inkling how big that was to me. I was in Germany in the time, so perfect to pop into the NI offices for a chat and opportunity to present myself. Some truly average planning on the part of the person doing the hiring at their end meant that, despite the unique opportunity of me being the country, down the road (relatively) from the offices, they couldn't organise for me to come in and say hello. It went downhill from there. Needless to say, it left me frustrated, a bit bitter, and somewhat cynical of the industry on the whole. It kind of also signalled my departure from the DJ/Producer world - as I had managed to turn my hobby/passion into a job (of sorts) and then been cut off at the legs just at that final step. DÉJÀ VU Yup. Different details, similar feeling right at the moment. ANYHOW, THE MIX. Yes, I am aware it's basically a Skeptical / Alix Perez (who is/was living in NZ I believe?) Mega-Mix. I basically am going to grab a couple of new tunes every week off Beatport, so these mixes are likely to be my first mix of new tunes, and will likely all follow a certain trend. Maybe. THE TRACKS Are, I think, called dark rollers - clipped buzy and harmonic; "damaging yet delicate tracks". I trace my main interest in Drum & Bass, preference in sound-wise, to Ed Rush & Optical's Wormhole - I had kinda nicked the Vinyl Album off my then partner, DJ B-Line, and would basically mix back and forth through the tracks on there. Quick development in the sound (Tech-Step/NeuroFunk?) would lead into it become a bit of a caricature of itself in the form of Noisia and of course, Pendulum, which sort of co-insided (to me) with the development of Electro-House (not Electro) and making things bigger and bigger, more and more obvious. However, at the same time, Skeptical and the like were pulling things back into what I guess/think was called Drum-Step? I don't know... it all got a bit confusing. I am sure I have just butchered several genres and offended purists—whatever, not likely reading this anyhow. THE KIT So - Rane 57 - Serato Scratch Live, running out the analogue into a Zoom F4. The resulting file was rather harsh and digital in the top end, so I did a quick master (via Resolve of all things) and ran it through a Tape Saturation Plugin and worked on rolling the top end off a bit. Something in the chain is imparting a rather harsh digital sound to the recording - still - 100% better than the previous mix that was via Serato's internal recording. THE MIXING Mostly happy with it. 2/3 in the track comes in rather large and loud - not sure if I had adjusted the booth output just before, but regardless, the gain was a little high. Remembering that Serato Scratch Live is the old version of the software - so grid-matching, beat-sync etc doesn't exist. It's the good old fashioned vinyl beat matching here. The final mix is a bit of a stretch - but - the drum patterning is a bit complex - so the syncopation that does happen is more jarring than I would have liked. However, the drum programming is very cool in the track itself! Want more of me? kerry.co.nz

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Dec 2020

29 min 21 sec

Sorry, not shooting content - this one is a mix! It’s been a while. Like, over a decade since I recorded a mix. And, yes. It is something I have missed. Mixing was always a duality for me – it was relaxing, in a mindfulness, meditative way – focusing on beatmatching (keeping two tracks in sync both on tempo and structure) is a concentration exercise that I found helped centre me sometimes in the now. At the same time, it was a frustration – as, like I suppose many DJ’s – hear the moment a mix goes out – even though others might not. My particular style of DJing likely doesn’t help either – I have always been very big about ‘sorting it in the mix’ – putting the upfaders up and forcing myself to be very public about the mix – letting people hear what is going on. This is a result, I guess of listening to the DJ’s I did – Jeff Mills (check this out for the best instructive DJ video of all time IMHO) and Derrick May being key examples, where they let you hear the ‘workings’ – not every mix is perfect and you get to go along with them in the process. It’s the process of DJing that always really appealed to me – hearing what was going on behind the decks and mixer, the ‘third track’ as many of us would refer to it as. As such, and because this is the first time I have touched decks in over ten years – there is a few clangers. Pots and Pans, a term used for Drum and Bass because of the amount of hi-hats and snares – if a mix goes out, it becomes fairly obvious quickly. Anyhow – just a short mix – and I will be trying to put a few more up and sharing them here. This was mixed on Serato – I picked up a second hand 57 (mk I) which limits me to Serato Scratch Live – the old software – but that is fine by me. I am going to have a play with recording setup – as the resulting mix does sound a bit shit. I am not sure if it’s the old MP3s I was playing (maybe the conversion has gotten better over the years) or it’s the internal recording in Live, or it’s the AIFF to MP3 conversion I did – regardless, I hear it, I will work on improving it! This mix is simply some random tunes I picked out of the old tunes I have – I was intentionally playing with moving up and down in the ‘energy’ side of things – NuroFunk/Tech-Step sorta things. Enjoy!

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Dec 2020

29 min 6 sec

An interview (and some tracks) from a 2005 radio show. This is back when I DJ'ed. Part of my life that lasted for well over a decade. What I do find interesting, is listening to what I am saying, and my motivations - they haven't changed at all. It's just a different industry. Wanting to learn, teach, share information and spread knowledge.

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Nov 2020

1 hr 59 min

The Triggernometry Show - Nic Fisher from Sparrowhawk by presented by The Bloke

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Aug 2020

1 hr 16 min

Boris is the head of the Lead Ranger program - training Wildlife Rangers in Kenya. Pop over to the main site to find out more and watch the video version.

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Jul 2020

1 hr 9 min

Caylen Wojcik is a face that some of you will already know quite well. I first came across him in the extras section of the Magpul ‘The Art of the Precision Rifle’ DVD – and still refer back to his section. Since then, he has pretty much worked for and with the whos-who of precision rifle companies – Magpul, GunWerks, designing gear, producing content, and generally, becoming the Don of Modern Marksmanship Mechanics. I could write up a long background of the who and what – but much easier would be to subscribe to his own podcast – The Modern Day Sniper – which has all the info you could ever want on who he, what he does and they why and how of it all. He has recently released an online training program which you can check out over here – https://moderndaysniper.mykajabi.com/ I was very lucky to have some of this mans time. We talk mindfulness behind the rifle, lockdown dryfire routines, long-range hunting ethics and more. I stepped away with even more respect for the man, and look forward to our next conversation. Read the whole article (and see the video) over here -https://thebloke.co.nz/a-chat-with-caylen-wojcik/

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May 2020

1 hr 14 min

Jacobs original project, 'The Source' is one of the most aptly named websites - so much can be traced back to this mans work and he continues to educate and entertain. This is a great interview, after my almost fan-boy introduction (I don't apologise, he deserves the accolades) - we talk about a pile of stuff and dig deep into a couple of subjects towards the end. They are all there - fundamentals, firearms, training, competition, and of course - wind. Get hold of Jacob and Rifles only... Website - https://www.riflesonly.com/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/rifles_only/ FaceBook - https://www.facebook.com/riflesonly/ The Triggernometry Show is proudly presented by Precision Shooter - New Zealand's home for practical precision shooting. The Precision Shooter Weekly Dispatch: Receive a short email from me once a week with updates from around the site, competitions, events, courses and more. Join over at - https://precisionshooter.info/ Follow @shooternz on Instagram for a more informal feed of what we are up to. Guns, ammo, shooting, random things. Tag us in your photos and use the hashtags #shooternz - let's grow the community together! Follow us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/precisionshooter/ - while that platform is a little un-gun-friendly at the best of times, at least you can get some exciting content in-between all the cat photos and mock outrage posts. Enjoy, and get some trigger time!

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Feb 2019

1 hr 10 min

A great chat with the livining legend that is David Tubb. Find full show notes over here - https://precisionshooter.info/a-chat-with-david-tubb/ And find out more about what David is up to over here -http://www.davidtubb.com/ As always, thanks for listening in, please, share with people you think may be interested, as it helps us grow and it is truely appreciated!

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Jan 2019

1 hr 6 min

For this show, we talk to Ryan Cleckner, potentially, the best recognised, least known man in the gun industry. If you have ever done a search for anything gun related, you have likely ended up on one of his many youtube videos. From scope mounting, firearm cleaning, to the Hemispheric Distortions those of us shooting down in the south of the world need to deal with, Ryan has long been teaching and sharing knowledge. Check out his book, a phenomenal intro into the world of long range shooting, and his weekly podcast, Going Live. https://gununiversity.com/ https://maydaysafety.com/mayday-safety-app/

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Dec 2018

1 hr 2 min