Six members competed from 700 yards last Saturday at the Eugowra Rifle Range. With many members shooting elsewhere for the Easter holiday weekend, those few in attendance were confronted with some very challenging conditions. The wind was continually changing in strength and direction and at times was much too fast for competitors to adjust. This was reflected in the scores which were abnormally low.
Results were as follows;
F Class (telescopic sights, with rest) total possible score 120: Alistair Kable 52.5, 55.2 – 107.7; Jim Maloy 44.0, 53.1 – 97.1 Alan Noble 46.0, 49.3 – 95.3; David Budd 45.0, 28.0 – 73.0.
Full-Bore (open peep sights with sling off elbows) total possible score 100: David Jolly 45.1, 46.3 – 91.4; Jan Bray 46.2, 45.2 – 91.4.
This year the club has acquired electronic targets courtesy of the Orange Rifle Club, who were forced to relocate after their range was closed due to the routing of the new southern distributor. The new targets have brought several
advantages to members. Shooting can be completed more quickly as there is no need to wait for the target to be marked manually, this now happens electronically and is transmitted wirelessly to the mound pretty much instantaneously. As there is no need for members to mark targets in the ‘pits’ and rotate throughout the afternoon, this results in a considerable saving in time and labour. The club currently have two targets which are more than enough for up to 20 competitors during a normal Saturday competition. The club hopes to obtain
an additional two targets which will bring their total to 4 to accommodate additional shooters when they hold their annual prize meeting competitions for up to 50 competitors.
The club would like to extend an invitation to all Full-Bore and Scoped shooters to come and try the new electronic targets. The club shoots at ‘Sunnyside’ just south east of the Eugowra village. Members compete at ranges starting at 300 yards and extending to 800 yards every Saturday commencing at 1.30pm.
This weekend the final range of Round 1 will be 800 yards and shooters will return to 300 yards for the commencement of round 2 the following weekend.