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!
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:
Bruce 485 tied with David S 485
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
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.
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…
Fitzy was disqualified for shooting 1 target twice and writing naughty swear words on his target.
The Gleniffer Shield sorted out the pretenders…
The next shoot is Sunday 1st November, with round 2 of the Ladies’ and Juniors’ Competitions.
Gusty and unpredictable winds made for a challenging but fun day on the range today. The results of the second round of the Ole Smokey Shield are:
Despite the wind we also shot the centrefire match. The aim is to shoot the smallest 5-shot group at 100m and 200m.
Results at 100m:
At 200m, new shooter Josh read the wind much better than the older fellas:
Next shoot is 27th September, with the RO Davies Shield (light barrel) and Gleniffer Shield (off the elbows, no supports allowed). See you there!
A wet day on the range, but still a great day for target shooting as there was no wind. Two juniors, Jarrod and Amalie, had their first competition shoot and posted some excellent scores. The results for the Junior Shield and the Ladies’ Competition are:
A perfect winter’s day on the range for the RO Davies and Field Rifle events. With social distancing requirements we were able to utilise every second bench which suited the 9 competitors.
The results of today’s R O Davies Shield (light barrel) are:
1st Ian 489
2nd Pat 488
3rd Aaron 483
4 David 475
5 Fitzy 473
6 Derek 465
7 Josh 463
8 Riley 458
9 Brett 454
The Field Rifle event, involving a total of 22 shots over 50 metres from the standing unsupported position:
1st Derek 108
2nd Ian 56
3rd Brett 51
Next Sunday 5th July we have the Dairyville Range from 12 Midday, which will be a practice day for sighting in or for people who would like to try shooting. We can also do Firearm Safety courses or R licence courses if required on the day.
If you know someone who would like to try shooting this is the day to bring them along where they will be required to complete a P650 form and then be fully supervised by a licenced shooter or firearm instructor.
The Coffs Harbour Rifle Club will be re-opening the Dairyville range on Sunday 31st May. This is under the current Level 1 restrictions, so there can only be a maximum of 10 people on the range at any one time. These restrictions are expected to be eased in June, which will allow up to 50 people on the range but with social distancing maintained. This will limit the number of firers to about 10 at a time (every second bench). The Bellingen Rifle Club will hold our first shoot on Sunday 7th June – see the Program page for details.
The AGM was held at the Mylestom Hall on Wednesday, and luckily the flyscreens worked because the Mylestom mosquitoes were there in their millions.
Brian, one of the Club’s founding members and Club President for the last 20 years, has decided to step down and spend more time away doing what he enjoys (ie shooting). Derek was elected as new Club President, with Tony continuing as Secretary and Ian as Treasurer.
The prizes for 2019 were awarded, and here’s a run-down:
Gleniffer Shield (50m, no benchrests)
1 Derek B
2 Peter M
3 Tony H
Junior Comp (under 18’s)
1 Riley B
2 Bailey L
1 Kerry J
2 Deanne T
3 Carol S
Ole Smokey Shield (50m benchrest)
1 Derek B
2 Tony H
3 Ian J
RO Davis Shield (50m light barrel)
1 David S
2 Derek B
3 Ian J
A rather wet day on the range today, but a very good roll-up for our first longer range events of the year. First was rimfire at 50m and 100m, followed by centrefire at 100m and 200m. The events were scored on the size of the smallest group at each range. The Club also conducted Firearms Safety Courses for Amellie and Olivia, two ladies new to the sport of target shooting, and both passed with flying colours.
Rimfire at 50m and 100m:
Dave S 15mm, 81.07mm
Vanessa S 23.8mm (50m)
Bailey L 16.16mm, 52.92mm
Adam L 18.03mm, 61.65mm
Olivia B 16.19mm, 16.53mm
Derek B 5.22 mm, 12.43 mm
Pat L 18.13 mm (50m)
Aaron B 22.38 mm, 28.16 mm
Tony H 14.19 mm, 35.14 mm
Centrefire at 100m and 200m:
Tony H 35.58 mm (200m only, ‘cos he shot on the wrong target!)
Derek B 23.04 mm, 66.40 mm
Peter M 20.58 mm, 80.00 mm
Aaron B 37.19 mm, 96.45 mm