Mike Henley scores top rifle on the 300 yard range

Great shot: Mike Henley with his gold medal from Newdegate 1000 yard range, August 2016. Photo: supplied.

Great shot: Mike Henley with his gold medal from Newdegate 1000 yard range, August 2016. Photo: supplied.

The Queens is over, the targets are working and competition is underway again after some time off.

Visitor Kevin Moide returned a score of 56.1 and after the being coached by Ray Hurley for his second dispatch returned a brilliant 60.7...

A great field of 18 club members turned out for 300 yards on Saturday, October 6.

The conditions were gentle, overcast leading to clear sky but a frontal fishtail had them guessing.

Just the two possibles for the day and the honours went to Mike Henley scoring a 60.6 for his second dispatch, after 58.4 for his first.

Henley was top rifle for the day scoring 118.10 which is pretty good shooting.

Considering half of his score was inside 32 millimetres which equals the size of the .10 X ring.

The next best was Ellen Moffat in F Standard scoring 57.5 and 59.7, just missing her seventh scoring shot in her second dispatch by a whisker for the elusive possible.

Visitor Kevin Moide returned a score of 56.1 and after the being coached by Ray Hurley for his second dispatch returned a brilliant 60.7, but ineligible for trophies as a first time competitor and non member.

However he was presented with a signed possible card to remember the effort. Certainly worthy of a mention in dispatches.

Mike Welke returned for a hit and his score of 116.8 showing he has lost nothing from his absence from the club.

Ian Newman is showing marked improvement and finished in fifth place off rifle with a handy 116.7.

Rene Drew returned 115.4, Shane Mortimer 113.6 and Brian Bridges 111.4 for his second shoot.

FTR saw the return of Joel Wickstein scoring well with a return of 58.2 and 59.5 and taking out top rifle.

Dalene Mortimer enjoyed the day scoring a steady 115.10, an excellent X count for half her scoring shots.

Third place saw Ken Mortimer with 113.9 followed by Steve Mortimer on 113.5 and Jim Dunne with 108.3 rounded out the FTR Division.

F Open saw Adrian Moffat claim top rifle scoring 116.7 followed by John Stuart with 112.3 then Ray Hurley with 110.6.

This left Patrick Wrigley and Graham Donovan, Wrigley with his muzzle loader and Donovan shooting Target Rifle.

Both did well, Wrigley scoring 45.2 and 48.3 while Donovan scored 49.5 and 48.7 in the fishtail breeze.

Handicap winners saw Ellen Moffat win the day with 104 followed by Mike Henley on 103 and Ian Newman counted out to third place also on 103.

This Saturday members will move back to 400 yards. Visitors are welcome and competition will start at 1.30pm.

See you on the mound.