Early morning start to shooting this week
THE East Central District Rifle Association (ECDRA) shoot this week was focused on getting the range operational after the target maintenance at the end of the 2018 season.
The threat of a hot day on Wednesday encouraged the shoots to get under way in the morning to also ensure minimum exposure to ultra violet rays.
The good news was that the target system worked well thanks to the maintenance team lead by David Wallace and the operational support from Brian Houlihan.
Neal and Terry took the opportunity to shoot for a group and to get an idea of the impact of the wind and the group possible with the particular load the shooter is using.
Both got good vertical displacement for targets at 500 yards with Neal achieving a maximum vertical spread of 79.9mm while Terry’s vertical group size was 82.9.
The best part was the majority of the shots in the vertical group were well under the target of 50mm for the 500 yard range.
The Violet Town wind ensured that the horizontal group was well spread and the shooters then settled to shoot some scoring stages and Peter Daldy, our regular visitor from Karramomus shooting target rifle, was the only shooter to score a possible 50 out of 50 with at least half the shots in the maximum scoring zone.
For the F class shooters Terry Gee took out the highest range score of 47.3 only 0.1 point in front of Neal Hambridge.
The scores for the day at 500 yards were:
Target Rifle: 1. Peter Daldy 49.5, 50.5,47.2 = 146.12.
F class-Std: 1. Terrence Gee 56.1, 57.3 = 113.4, 2 Robert Irving 50.2, 56.5 = 106.07.
F class-Open: 1. Neal Hambridge 54.1, 57.2 = 111.03.
This week’s shooting will depend on the weather and if suitable will proceed as per the calendar on the website www. ecdra.com.au.