Local ‘Mountain Marksmen’ in form at prize shoot
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.