Shooters primed for action
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.