Shooters ingore weather
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.
Taking the honours: Ron Schilds competing on Saturday