SATURDAY saw four keen shooters turn out for a near perfect day with only three setting up their rifles to shoot from the 600 metre mound. Every one had trouble with the first range due to a mild mirage and a constant breeze coming up the range. Malcolm McKellar took honours in the Full Bore comp with a double range score of 97/4 from a possible 105 with Neil Attwood following at a distance on 90/ 3. Norbert Schmidt was the only competitor in the F class match with a final score of 112/4 from a possible 126.
Norbert Schmidt was quick to set up on the 600 metre mound and also quick to squeeze off ten varying shots to gain a first range score of 51/1 from a possible 60.
Neil Attwood was the next man down to shoulder his 308 in the Full Bore comp. Neil shot all over the target to gain a first round score of 42/1 from a possible 50 in the ten shot match.
All the shooters, tongue in cheek, blamed the marker for giving them low scores. A big thankyou to the range marker, Ron Schild for doing a fine job.
There will be no weekly meeting this Saturday due to a prize shoot at Mareeba on Sunday, starting at 8 am. The range is off Chewko Road on Roiko Road. Target shooting will be as usual on the following Saturday, 1 pm, at the range at Killaloe.