First shoot for 2022

Sunday 9th January 2022

It’s great to be back in 2022!  A hot & humid day but who cares.  We shot the RO Davies light barrel rimfire event over 50 metres first up:

  • Olivia B 488 in her first competitive shoot
  • Tony H 482
  • Pat L and Bill Y 478
  • Ian J 474
  • Calvin P, Josh B and Fitzy 466
  • Andy B 492 but disqualified for using his Dad’s heavy barrel rifle

The 100 metre centrefire results are the distance between the two widest shots of a total of 5 shots:

Derek B 34mm,  Ian J 39mm , Tony H 46mm,  Josh B 52mm

then the 200 metre centrefire, the distance between the 2 widest shots:

Tony  H 24mm, Ian J 60mm, Derek B 81mm, Josh B 103mm

I will let you know the date of the next shoot as soon as we receive the program from Coffs SSAA.

Sunday 28/11/21

As well as the competitions, today we welcomed 8 new shooters doing their Safe Shooting Course.  They all passed with flying colours!

Three competitions were shot today:

Junior Shield Round 2:

Riley 491

Jarrod 476

Ladies’ Competition Round 2:

Deanne 494

Vanessa 479

Ole Smokie Round 4:

Ian J 499

Pat L 492

Riley B 490

Douglas B 478

Josh B 478

The Christmas shoot, our final one for the year, is Sunday 19th December.  Come along for a BBQ lunch at midday, followed by a silhouette shoot and lucky door prizes!  Bellingen will be providing Range Officers for the morning session also, so feel free to come along early for some practice or zeroing.

Ole’ Smokey and Light Barrel 19/9/21

19 Sept 2021

Great to be back on the range after lockdown.  Our shoot from last week was postponed to today.

RO Davies Light barrel shoot Round #3:

Ian 485

Teon 483 (a junior shooter – excellent result!)

Josh 477

Pat  472

David  467

Doug  461

Bill 450

Ole Smokey (supported benchrest) Round #3:

Ian 488

Tony 487

Pat 476

David  462

Doug  448

Bill 445

Next shoot is Sunday 17th October at midday, with Field Rifle round #2 and Light Barrel round #4.  Bellingen will be providing Range Officers for the morning session also, so feel free to come along early for some practice or zeroing.

R O Davies Light Barrel and Field Rifle 1 Aug 2021

We had a few shooters turn up today to brave the new covid rules.

R O Davies Light barrel shoot at 50 metres:

1 James R on 488/500 (well done James, in your first match with the Club!)

2 Ian J 481

3 Pat L 471

4 David B 467

5 Doug B 465

6 Shelly R 457

7 Calvin 452

The George Joannidis Field Rifle shoot was conducted in a slightly different format, more aligned to the SSAA Field Rifle Match with rapid fire at 25m, standing at 25m and kneeling/sitting at 25m.

1 Josh Bertram 246

2 Ian Johnston 220

3 Calvin 210

Our next shoot is on Sept 12th  Ole Smokie Round 3,  R O Davies Light Barrel Round 3

Ole Smokey and Centrefire

Another great autumn day on the range, this time for the Ole Smokey Shield Round 2:

1 Ian 495/500,  2 Derek 491, 3 Aaron 484,  4. Tony 483,   5.Peter 483,  6 Doug 470  7 Fitzy 452

This was followed by the Centrefire Match, with only 2 competitors.

At 100m, first was Derek with a 22.45mm group, second Tony with 59.3mm.

At 200m, Tony cleaned up with a nice group of 51.63mm, with Derek second at 78.43mm.

It was great to see two brand new shooters, James and Shelley successfully complete their Safe Shooting Course today also. Our next shoot is 1st August, with the R O Davies light barrel event followed by Field Rifle.

AGM and Prizes for 2020

The Club’s Annual General Meeting was held on 17/2/21, and I forgot to put the list of prizewinners up on the website!

Ladies’ Competition:  1 Kerry J, 2 Vanessa S, 3 Deanne T

Gleniffer Shield:  1 Derek B, 2 Ian J, 3 Brett H

R O Davies: 1 Ian J, 2 Shaun B, 3 Brett H

Junior Shield:  1 Riley B, 2 Jarrod T, 3 Teon J

Ole Smokey:  1 Derek B, 2 Riley B, 3 Tony H

George Joannidis field rifle:  1 Derek B, 2 Ian J, 3 Peter M

Centrefire 100 metres:  1 Derek B, 2 Peter M, 3 Tony H

Centrefire 200 metres:  1 Tony H, 2 Josh B, 3 Derek B

Ladies Comp and Junior Shield 11/4/21

A perfect autumn day on the range for the Ladies’ Competition and the Junior Shield.

The ladies posted some good scores:

Amalie 485, Kerry 481, Deanne 475, Vanessa 472 and Carol  443.

The Juniors were even better:
Riley  492, Amalie 485, Teon 481,  Jarrod 457

Well done to Amalie, our newest junior and clearly a crack shot!

Ole Smokey, Gleniffer Shield, RO Davies and Centrefire

The first round of the RO Davies Shield (rimfire light barrel) was held on 10th Jan:

1 Josh on 489

2. David S 486

3. Adam L and Bruce T 485

Aaron B 484

Ian J 482

Pat L 480

Tony H 478

Shaun B 467

David B 462

Bill Y 445

Col F 427

This was followed by the Centrefire Shoot, measuring the distance between the 2 widest shots at 100 and 200 metres.
100 metres:  Tony H 25mm, Derek B 25mm,  Josh B 40mm

200 metres:  Tony H 11mm (impressive!)  Derek 23mm

A great day for target shooting – light breezes and sunshine.  What more could you want?

The first round of the Ole Smokey Shield on 31st Jan 2021 yielded some good scores:

Ian 495

Derek 494

Tony 486

Bruce 485 tied with David S 485

Pat 484

Josh 478

David B 476

Bill Y 456

Col F 452 tied with Shaun B 452

The Gleniffer Shield (unsupported, no bench rests or bags) scores are as follows:

Derek B 461

Pat L 386

Tony H 385

Ian J 321

Bruce T 278

Josh B 239

Col F 238

Junior Shield and Ladies Comp 1/11/20

A good roll up today saw all benches filled and there was keen competition between the ladies and the Juniors.  The fellas kept themselves amused with a “lie detector” shoot at fox targets placed at 100m using .22 rimfires.

Round 2 of the Junior Shield saw Riley take top spot with a score of 492/500,  with Amalie coming in second place with 482.  A great score, considering this is only Amalie’s 3rd shoot.   Teon was close on Amalie’s heels with 480, followed by Jarrod on 461.
The Ladies Comp saw Kerry shoot very well with an impressive 496, closely followed by Vanessa with 490 then Deanne on 485 and Amalie on 468.
Don’t forget our next shoot on 22nd November, being our Christmas shoot with a BBQ lunch provided, cooked of course by Fitzy our 4 star chef.  There will be some interesting .22 competitions run, with prizes including a ham and turkey breast up for grabs so mark it on your calendars so you don’t miss out on a fun afternoon.
A reminder also of our general meeting at Mylestom Hall (River St Mylestom) on Wednesday 25th Nov starting at 7.00pm.   This is a COVID Safe meeting with plenty of room, and hand sanitiser will be provided.  Unfortunately we won’t have Skype or Zoom facilities, but will aim to have these for our Annual General Meeting in February.

R O Davies and Gleniffer Shield

It’s good to be back!  There were 2 matches shot today 27th September, the R O Davies Shield (light barrel) and the Gleniffer Shield (off the elbows, no supports allowed).

Some good scores were posted in the RO Davies match… 

Ian 492 
Shaun 471 
Brett 470 
David 469 
Josh 467 
Deanne 460 
Pat 441 
Derek 420 
Fitzy was disqualified for shooting 1 target twice and writing naughty swear words on his target.

The Gleniffer Shield sorted out the pretenders… 
Derek 439 
Ian 365 
Brett 343 
Josh 276 
Fitzy 248 

The next shoot is Sunday 1st November, with round 2 of the Ladies’ and Juniors’ Competitions.