Small group of shooters show off their skill
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.
Golf-Hounds: Bob Stanton with Cheta the puppy ready to tee off on the Paws and Claws Golf Day