Shoot­ers shrug off hu­mid wave

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

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.

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