Lo­cal ‘Moun­tain Marks­men’ in form at prize shoot

Mansfield Courier - - COURIER SCOREBOARD - By ROBERT CHAFFE

EAST Cen­tral Dis­trict Ri­fle As­so­ci­a­tion (ECDRA) marks­men took first place in F class Tar­get Ri­fle, and first and sec­ond place in F class stan­dard B grade at the an­nual Kar­ramo­mus prize Shoot on Sun­day.

Af­ter the rain washed out the Goul­burn Val­ley Dis­trict Ri­fle As­so­ci­a­tion prize shoot on Satur­day, ev­ery­one had their fin­gers crossed for good weather on Sun­day.

It turned out to be a chal­leng­ing day of chang­ing light and a fickle, cold fish­tail­ing wind from be­hind the shoot­ers, but no rain.

Terry Gee in F Class Tar­get Ri­fle got off to a good start at 300 yards with a 59.4, then the con­di­tions took over at 400 when he shot 56.4.

At the fi­nal 500 yards Terry shot a 60.4 to take first place with a to­tal score of 175.12.

This is the per­fect lead up event for Terry as he heads to Bris­bane as a mem­ber of the Vic­to­rian F class team to con­test the Aus­tralian State Teams Cham­pi­onships.

Jack Muir took a dif­fer­ent path to win F class Stan­dard B grade as his con­sis­tency of 58.4, 58.2 and 58.3 gave him a to­tal of 174.9 and fist pace badge and tro­phy.

Jack is prov­ing to be a very able marks­man with an abil­ity to read the con­di­tions that make him one of the top per­form­ing ju­nior shoot­ers in the State.

Graeme Kerr was just be­hind Jack, tak­ing sec­ond place with 58.5, 57.4 and 57.6 a to­tal score of 172, and Graeme’s 58.5 at 300 yards was the top score in the class at that range.

Vaughn Mur­phy shoot­ing in F Class Stan­dard A grade was up against some very strong com­pe­ti­tion and his 59.3, 57.4 and 58.3 a to­tal of 174.12 put him in fourth place close be­hind some of the best F class shoot­ers.

A top ef­fort by all the “Moun­tain Marks­men” of the ECDRA.

Mem­bers are re­minded that this week is the sec­ond round of the Chas Hayes long range pen­nant to be shot over 1000yards (that is just un­der a kilo­me­tre) at the Kar­ramo­mus Range start­ing at noon.

Let’s hope the ex­pe­ri­ence at Kar­ramo­mus over the past few weeks helps the ECDRA team get the ex­tra few points to win af­ter their nar­row de­feat into third place at the first round.

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