Near perfection at Mossman range
SATURDAY was a near perfect day at the Rifle Range for the Mossman District Rifle Club’s 700-metre double range shooting event.
There was a light breeze and a very light mirage to give all six club members a good relaxing afternoon shoot.
First to set his rifle up was Norbert Schmidt shooting in the F-Class competition.
Norbert squeezed off seven perfect shots and finished with a first range score of 57 out of 60.
Gus Gusmeroli was the next F Class shooter down and had a very mixed bag to give him a final first range score of 49 from a possible 60.
Gus retired after his first round as he could not get comfortable on the 700-metre range.
Malcolm McKellar was next on the mound in the Full Bore comp and let loose a profusion of faultless shots for a first round score of 49/3 from a possible 50.
Rick Mischlewski was next on the mound shooting in the Full Bore comp and squeeze off an abundance of bullseyes to virtually replicate McKellars, with a first round score of 49/2 out of a possible 50.
Our newest member, Rachael Powell was up on the mound next using a borrowed 308 scoped rifle in the F Class comp.
Rachael was coached by Steve Cruickshank to get her familiar and comfortable with the experience of shooting for the first time and shot a mixed bag to give her a first range score of 49 from a possible 60.
Neil Attwood was next up shooting in the Full Bore comp and shot a fairly consistent round for a score of 46 out of a possible 50.
Schmidt was back again to compete in the second 700-metre, 11-shot match for score of 63 out of 66.
McKellar was back again to contend in the 700 metre Full Bore Open sight shoot, finishing with a second round score of 54/6 from a possible 55.
Rachael Powell was back for her second range, scoring 46/1 from 66.
Neil Attwood let go a plethora of fine shots to give him a final tally of 53/5.
Schmidt took honours in the F Class Comp with a final double range score of 120/6 from 126 followed by Rachael Powell with 92/1.
Malcolm McKellar took honours in the Full Bore Comp.