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:
Teon 483 (a junior shooter – excellent result!)
Ole Smokey (supported benchrest) Round #3:
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.
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
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.
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
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: