Top guns right on the tar­get

Pilbara News - - Sport - Cort­lan Ben­nett

WA’s top guns did not wilt at the Cow­boy Lever Ac­tion Sil­hou­ette State Ti­tles over the Easter week­end.

While the Pil­bara’s hot and windy wel­come took its toll on ri­fles and over­all scores, the State’s best shoot­ers from Perth and Al­bany showed the lo­cals how it was done.

Perth Lever Ac­tion Ri­fle Club mem­ber Mur­ray Wills won the two-gun tro­phy for the highest pis­tol and ri­fle car­tridge scores, and shared the three-gun top gong for highest ag­gre­gate with Al­bany Lever Ac­tion Ri­fle Club mem­ber Kim Knapp.

The meet was held over three days at the Hed­land Sport­ing Shoot­ers Club.

With 10 com­peti­tors from down south and 11 lo­cals, ri­fle car­tridge kicked off the event, fol­lowed by pis­tol car­tridge and the pop­u­lar rim­fire.

There were many frus­trat­ing mo­ments in lever ac­tion sil­hou­ette, es­pe­cially dur­ing the less pow­er­ful .22 rim­fire event, when tail shots spun their targets but they re­fused to hit the dirt.

By the end of the meet, the visi­tors had swept most of the top-tier awards, but Hed­land shoot­ers were not dis­graced. Wills won the mas­ter ri­fle event as the only en­trant, but also the AAA pis­tol, and placed third in AAA rim­fire.

Kim Knapp won the AAA ri­fle, placed sec­ond in AAA rim­fire, and third in AAA pis­tol.

Bill Mutch from Perth, won the AAA rim­fire, and came sec­ond in AAA ri­fle and AAA pis­tol.

HSSC pres­i­dent Nes­bit An­der­son won the AA ri­fle with a score that would have placed him sec­ond in the AAA class.

Other lo­cal stand­outs were Cairn Green, A ri­fle and A pis­tol win­ner, Chris Le­froy, who won A rim­fire and came sec­ond in A ri­fle, and Ron Wynn, who won B ri­fle and was third in A pis­tol.

Dianne Ni­cholls came third in the A rim­fire and B ri­fle, David Briggs came sec­ond in A pis­tol, and Peter Ni­chols took third place in the A ri­fle.

Hed­land shooter War­ren Good­field won B pis­tol and placed sec­ond in B ri­fle and B rim­fire, while Reid Davies won B rim­fire and placed third in B pis­tol.

Mar­garet Davies came sec­ond in the B pis­tol and Ter­rance Horne was third in B rim­fire.

Pic­ture: Hed­land Sport­ing Shoot­ers Club

Phil Mur­ray, Pete Ni­cholls and Di Ni­cholls at the Cow­boy Lever Ac­tion Sil­hou­ette.

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