Five single stage possibles carded at 500 yards shoot

Conditions couldn’t have been much more pleasant for shooters who took to the 500 yard mound for the second stage of the NSWRA Medal competition on Saturday afternoon. In the Target Rifle division, the Daily Aggregate was taken out by Chris McKenzie with a resounding eight over par. This was two shoots in this division for two wins. No doubt the handicapper will be jolted into action here, while Chris attempts to make it three from three at his next outing. In F-Class, Tony O’Keeffe managed to sneak across the line in front of John Bloomer and John Black to take out the Aggregate, and also to set up a confrontation with the handicapper. There’s no love lost there. Meanwhile in the Grafton ShoppingWorld Butchery’s Off-Rifle Stakes, there were five “possibles” produced on the day. In the T/R division, Peter Brown and Peter Nielsen punched in one each in their first stages, but were unable to match it in their second visit to the firing point, and this was a definite requirement if you wanted to match it with Luke Bloomer, who calmly rolled in the double to give himself the full 100/100 and the Trophy for the day. The top centre V count went to Mathew Bloomer with ten for the day. In F-Class, John Black, coming from one down to John Bloomer after their first stages, rolled in his 60/60 in his second stage to take the honours on count out, after Bloomer lost one shot and had to be satisfied with a 59/60 in his second stage shoot. Dennis Hilton had the top centre X count, with ten for the day. Next week the competition will be from the 600 yard mound for the third stage of the NSWRA Medal shoot, commencing at 1pm. And members are reminded that the monthly meeting will be held also, commencing at twelve noon. And a reminder also, that annual subs are now due, if a late fee is to be avoided. The range is located at 434 Trenayr Road, opposite the Koppers log mill and adjacent to the Experiment Farm. Visitors and new shooters are always welcome. Anthony O’Keeffe