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CHRISTCHURCH, September 27. Members of the Honorary Reserve Corps have just complete.V two matches to test the quality oi the ammunition made at the Auekliind works. The matr;!\ was ten shots at h.O and /iji) yards. The cases were left perfectly clean, there being on .entire absence or seoiment. It was one of the most reliable tests to which ammunition could bosubjeeted. Ihe elevation of the ammunition was as nearly as possible perfect, not a single shot falling low. The men were unanimous in its praise, agreeing that if the Government would recall the present issue and circulate ammunition of this class instead there could be no possible cause for complaint. GOVERNMENT AMMUNITION. WELLINGTON, September 27. Some long range shooting took place on Saturday for the express purpose of further testing the Government ammunition. At /00yds, out of 150 rounds there were 96 misses and 29 outers ; at 600 yds, 57 misses and 42 outers.

Colonel Pole Penton is engaged in preparing a scheme for the reorganisation of the volunteer force. In the meantime no new corps will be accepted.

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TESTING AMMUNITION., Issue 10430, 27 September 1897

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TESTING AMMUNITION. Issue 10430, 27 September 1897

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