Shoot­ers in­gore weather

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

FIVE keen shoot­ers rocked up at the Moss­man District Ri­fle Club to shoot a dou­ble 600 me­tre competition on Satur­day de­spite the rain.

The first shooter in the F Class, Nor­bert Sch­midt, opened with a 5 and a 4 be­fore squeez­ing half a dozen 5’s and four 6’s with his scoped cus­tom 308 ri­fle.

He scored a 54 out of a pos­si­ble 60 in this 10 shot match.

The first shooter in the Full Bore competition was Neil Attwood scor­ing two fly­ers (to­tally miss­ing the main tar­get) and fol­lowed with shots no bet­ter than 3’s and 4’s and found one V Bull (dead cen­tre) to fin­ish with a score of 36/1.

Vet­eran shooter Ron Schilds was next to com­pete in the Full Bore competition shoot­ing a mixed bag of 3’s, 4’s, 5’s and V Bulls to tally at 42/2 out of a pos­si­ble 50 in this 10 shot match.

Mal­colm Mckel­lar was up next on the mound, Mal started with a 2 and a 4 and he cut both and went on to pull some very av­er­age to good shots giv­ing Mal­colm a first round score of 44/2.

Last up on the mount was Rob Wearne shoot­ing in the Full Bore competition with his trusted 308.

Mr Wearne pulled off a mixed bag of shots af­ter squeez­ing a 3 and a 4, giv­ing a first round score of 43/2.

In the sec­ond 600 me­tre match Nor­bert Sch­midt opened the F Class with two 6’s which he opted to keep and then let go some medi­ocre shots to post a fi­nal score of 53 out of a pos­si­ble 66 in this 11 shot match giv­ing him a dou­ble round score of 107 out of 126.

Neil then opened with a num­ber of fly­ers which he opted to cut and was hav­ing trou­ble with the wind and el­e­va­tion on his sights, giv­ing him a sec­ond round score of 88/2 out of 105.

Rob on the other hand started off with a Bull Eye and V Bull which he con­tin­ued to do be­fore the rain be­came too heavy to see the tar­get clearly.

Mal­colm Mckel­lar failed to shoot his sec­ond round also due to the pre­cip­i­ta­tion.

Ron Schilds took out the hon­ours for the day with 88/2 fol­lowed by Neil Attwood with 71/1.

Our next shoot will be this Satur­day, weather per­mit­ting, at the Ri­fle Club sign­posted on the Cook High­way 1/2 way be­tween Port Dou­glas and Moss­man.

Photo by NEIL WEAVERS

Tak­ing the hon­ours: Ron Schilds com­pet­ing on Satur­day

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