Shoot­ers primed for ac­tion

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

TAR­GET shoot­ers were primed to en­joy an­other top round of shoot­ing at the Moss­man Ri­fle Range on Satur­day when the guys turned out for the 400 me­ter dou­ble range shoot.

First on the mound was Nor­bert Sch­midt open­ing in the F Class com­pe­ti­tion (me­chan­i­cally sup­ported and or sand­bag rest with tele­scopic sights) and he squeezed off a 6 (bulls-eye) and then an X (su­per bulls-eye). Nor­bert kept his sighters and went on to let loose a flurry of fine shots to end his first round with a score of 57/3 out of a pos­si­ble 60 in the 10-shot match.

Next on the mound was Rob Wearne in the Full Bore com­pe­ti­tion (man­u­ally sup­ported with peep sights ) and he opened with a 2 and a 4 which he gave or­ders to cut and then he went on to shoot a fairly good score of 46/0 out of a pos­si­ble 50 in the 10-shot match.

Nor­bert Sch­midt was back on the 400-m mound for the sec­ond round in the 11-shot match. He opened with an X and a 6 for his sighters, which he chose to keep and then went on to shoot a medi­ocre sec­ond round with a score of 61/4 out of a pos­si­ble 66 and a to­tal score of 118/7 out of a pos­si­ble 126.

Rob Wearne was back for his sec­ond 400-m Full Bore 11-shot match. He opened with a 4 and a V bull, he cut the 4 and kept the V bull and then went on to squeeze off an­other round of ex­cel­lent shots with a sec­ond round score of 52/3 out of a pos­si­ble 55 and a to­tal score of 98/3 out of 105.

The next event of the af­ter­noon was an open Field Class com­pe­ti­tion which saw four new marks­men try their hand and eye on a 100-m rim fire range. Gene Ros­sow and sons took part in this chal­leng­ing sport of prone (stand­ing with­out a rest) tar­get shoot­ing. Af­ter four dif­fer­ent matches, scores were tal­lied and all shot above av­er­age.

The club would like to in­vite any­one who is in­ter­ested in this chal­leng­ing sport to come along to the Ri­fle Range at 1pm each Satur­day.

The club is sit­u­ated half­way be­tween Port Dou­glas and Moss­man on the Cap­tain Cook High­way.

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