Shots at glory ring out at competition
RIFLE SHOOTING: Shooters came from all over to take part in the Wide Bay Regional Target Rifle Championships at the Gympie Smallbore Range last weekend.
Hosted by the Gympie Smallbore Rifle and Silhouette Club and organised in conjunction with the Maryborough Rifle and Pistol Club, Saturday’s action saw competitors from as far as Toowoomba and Mundubbera visit Gympie for their shot at glory.
Gympie club vice-president Chris Davy has had years of practice and the old saying “practice makes perfect” seemed to ring true.
“It’s a challenging discipline and some people think it is quite easy and a lot of practice goes into it,” he said.
“The experience passed on from the older shooters to the younger ones counts the most.”
Despite not finishing in the top three, Davy said the standard was improving.
“The club did not do too badly, there were quite a few first places by the club with Murillo and Mark Brown,” he said.
“I finished ninth in the prone but sometimes you do well and sometimes you don’t.
“The championship is always fantastic, you have to be good on your game.”
ON TARGET: Mundubbera’s Cheryl Doessel takes aim at the weekend.