Vet­eran shoots like a pro

Stratford Press - - News -

Eltham Small­bore Ri­fle Club mem­ber Mur­ray Chin­ery may be in his 80s, but he can still shoot like a pro.

A pa­tron of the Taranaki As­so­ci­a­tion and life mem­ber to the ESBRC, Mur­ray, 86, re­cently shot a 100.2 score — be­com­ing one of the old­est to shoot a 100 card in New Zealand.

The high­est pos­si­ble score on a sin­gle tar­get card is 100.10.

Mur­ray is one of the older shoot­ers within Taranaki and he man­aged to shoot the score dur­ing a postal com­pe­ti­tion. He also won the Taranaki C-grade postal com­pe­ti­tion and was awarded a medal at the Taranaki As­so­ci­a­tion prize­giv­ing din­ner last Wed­nes­day, beat­ing many young com­peti­tors within his grade.

Mur­ray has been shoot­ing for over 50 years and was in the Eltham club in its very early days. The in­door small­bore sea­son has now ended and the club con­grat­u­lates its mem­bers on all of their achieve­ments dur­ing the sea­son.

Mur­ray Chin­ery hold­ing his 100.2 card and ri­fle.

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