Small group of shoot­ers show off their skill

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

SATUR­DAY saw a small group of local shoot­ers turn up for a 500m dou­ble range shoot. First up on the mound was Nor­bert Sch­midt, opening with two low sighters and af­ter he cut them he went on to shoot an im­pres­sive 59/2 out of a pos­si­ble 60 in this first 500 me­tre F-class com­pe­ti­tion.

Neil Attwood was next up in the full bore (man­u­ally sup­ported with peep sights) com­pe­ti­tion opening with a 3 and a V-bull. He cut the first and kept the V-bull and went on to shoot a string of 5s and 4s with an­other V-bull and a 3 to fin­ish with a medi­ocre score of 42/2 out of a pos­si­ble 50.

Next up was Steve Cruick­shank shoot­ing in the F-class where the ri­fle is me­chan­i­cally sup­ported with tele­scopic sights mak­ing sight­ing eas­ier and with no need to hold the ri­fle, only squeez­ing the trig­ger as the ri­fle is sup­ported at the front and at the rear.

Cruick­shank opened with a 5 and a 4 as sighters, he opted to cut them and then went on to shoot a medi­ocre 48/1 from 60, blam­ing heat waves on the tar­get.

Last down was Rick Mis­chlewski. De­spite be­ing away from the range for a while he opened with a 3 and a 4 as sighters, he cut them and went on to shoot a fairly good score with a mixed bag of 4s, 5s and V-bulls giv­ing him a score of 46/2 out of a pos­si­ble 50 in this Full Bore com­pe­ti­tion.

In the sec­ond 500m range, Sch­midt was back on the range in the F-class, and he opened with a 5 and a 6, opt­ing to cut the 5 and he went on to shoot a cred­i­ble score again of 65/5 out of 66. He was showed fine form in the try­ing heat wave and mi­rage con­di­tions.

Attwood was back again opening with a 3 and a 4,cut­ting them both and go­ing on to shoot a much bet­ter round with a string of 4s, 5s and one su­per V-bull to give him a score of 50/1 out of 55.

Cruick­shank was next on the mound opening with two 4s, he gave the call to cut them and he went on to post a medi­ocre round with only one bulls eye giv­ing him a score of 53/1 out of 66.

Last down was Mis­chlewski in the Full Bore com­pe­ti­tion. He opened with a 4 and a 5, he cut the 4 and went on to shoot a pretty av­er­age round with only 2 V-bulls giv­ing him a score of 48/2 out of 55.

The fi­nal scores for the 500 dou­ble shoot were Rick Mis­chlewski in first place with 94/4 out of 105 fol­lowed by Neil Attwood with 92/3 out of 105 and in the F-class com­pe­ti­tion, and Nor­bert Sch­midt was in first place with a to­tal score of 124/7 out of 126 fol­lowed by Steve Cruick­shank with 101/2 out of 126.

The next shoot will be at the range on Satur­day, at 1pm, on the Cook High­way half­way be­tween Moss­man and Port Dou­glas, vis­i­tors are wel­come.

PHOTO BY NEIL WEAVERS

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