Challenge at range
SATURDAY was a very challenging 600-metre double range due to the heavy cloud cover.
Five members turned up to try their hand and eye on the range.
First up was Norbert Schmidt shooting in the F- Class ( telescoped, sandbagged 308) comp who squeezed off eight dead centres to help him to a first range score of 58 from a possible 60.
Neil Attwood was the next competitor on the mound shooting in the Full Bore division who shot a mixed bag for a score of 45 out of 50.
Malcolm McKellar was next on the mound in the Full Bore comp and let loose with a flurry of super V Bulls to give him a first range score of 48/4 from a possible 50.
Ron Schild was the next Full Bore competitor on the mound and found a couple of bulleyes to give him a score of 43/1.
Norbert Schmidt was back for his second 600 metre range and went on to shoot a mixed bag to post a second range score of 62 from a possible 66.
Neil Attwood was back for his second range shoot and had a plethora of mixed shots to give him a final tally of 51/2 from a possible 55.
Malcolm McKellar was the next shooter on the mat and opened with two bullseyes which he kept and then let loose another flurry of fine shots for a final tally of 54/5 from 55.
Ron Schild was the last competitor on the mound and squeezed off some pretty good shots to post a final score of 51/2 from a possible 55.
Over all we had a very challenging and relaxing day with Norbert Schmidt posting a double range score of 120 from a possible 126.
Malcolm McKellar took honours in the Full Bore comp with a final score of 102/9 from a possible 105.
Neil Attwood came in second followed closely by Ron Schild.
A big thank you to our marker and for anyone interested the club meets every Saturday at 1pm at the rifle club between Port Douglas and Mossman.