Shooters shrug off humid wave
THE warm humid weather on Saturday created considerable heat waves at the rifle club range during the weekend’s 700m shoot.
In the full bore match, Steve Cruickshank opened with a few bad sighters which he cut and then one complete miss. Steve then went on to find his form with a 3 and a 4 and then he pegged the target with five bullseyes and two V bulls, to finish with 42/2.
Ron Schilds was next in the full bore comp. Ron’s sighters were a bullseye and a 3, he cut them then went on to shoot four bullseyes and two V bulls with a mix of 2s and 3s to finish his first round with a score of 40/2.
Rob Wearne was next on the mound, opening with two bullseyes. Rob kept his sighters and went on to shoot five more bulls and three 4s, giving him a first round tally of 47/0.
Steve was up next in the second 700 metre match opening with a 3 and a 4 as sighters. He went on to hit the mark with two V bulls and a mix of 3s, 4s and 5s,with one more V bull to finish with a score of 50/3.
Ron Schilds was on the mound next, opening with a 4 and a bullseye which he kept. Ron then let go some good shots and a few bad ones to finish the second round with a score of 46/0.
Rob Wearne opened with a bullseye and a V bull which he elected to keep, then shot a 3 before finding his form and pulling six bullseyes and two more V bulls giving him a final score of 53/3.
A very good day was had by all with Rob Wearne taking honours in first place with a total score of 100/3 out of 105. Steve Cruickshank came second with 92/5 and Ron Schilds third with 86/2 and a big thank you going to Neil Atwood for doing the marking.
The next shoot will be this Saturday at 1pm at the rifle club halfway between Port Douglas and Mossman.