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Grafton Rifle

It was a warm sunny afternoon with blue skies and just a moderate cross wind that seemed to hold fairly constant and should have made for better scores than were the average for the day, as shooters approached the 800 yard mound for the fourth and final stage of the Treasurer’s Trophy monthly competition. However with the 800 yard mound being well sheltered from cross winds, competitors were left with having to read the wind variations from flags and mirage well down the range, and of course this lead to a few hiccups. In the Target Rifle division [T/R], there were two possibles produced, one each going to Ian Griffiths and Peter Brown, while Andrew Geary and Tony O’Keeffe fell just one short in compiling their efforts on the day. Ian Griffiths counted out Peter Brown for the Elgas Off-Rifle Trophy but Peter Brown hit back by taking the Daily Aggregate. In F-Class, there was just the one possible produced and that by John Black in his first stage. This gave John a clear win in the Off-Rifle Stakes, but was not good enough to hold out Mark Millard for the Daily Aggregate. Mark was making his first visit to the winner’s circle and looks to be improving with every outing. In the Treasurer’s Monthly Trophy, Ian Griffiths needed his possible [50/50] in his last stage to just ease out Andrew Geary by half a point to take the gold with Tony O’Keeffe comfortably back in third spot. Next week the shoot will be from the 900 yard mound for the start of the Winter Trophy Monthly Competition, commencing at 1pm. The range is located at 434 Trenayr Road, opposite the Koppers log mill and adjacent to the Experiment Farm. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Anthony O’Keeffe