Rifle Club event sees tight competition

Winning grin: Rene Drew after a great score of 60.8 at 300 yards. A fantastic day of shooting and excellent scores for members of the Esperance Rifle Club. Photo: Supplied.
Winning grin: Rene Drew after a great score of 60.8 at 300 yards. A fantastic day of shooting and excellent scores for members of the Esperance Rifle Club. Photo: Supplied.

Esperance Rifle Club has celebrated a successful 300 yard competition on Saturday, May 1, with 15 competitors taking to the mound in clear conditions.

Competition was tight in the F Open, with just one point and some X counts separating the top three.

Martin Viviers scored 120.11, followed by Rene Drew with 119.15 and Ray Hurley third scoring 119.10.

The other F Open guys had results as follows, Leith Hill 106, John Stuart 108.4 and Adrian Moffat 115.4.

F Standard saw Ian Newman win the day with 116.10 followed by Shane Mortimer with 112.5, then Ellen Moffat scoring 109.2 and Terry Neville scored 98.3.

The FTR Division had Ken Mortimer Club captain scoring 113.5 followed by brother Steve with a 108.5 and Dalene Mortimer with a result of 105.1.

Marcus Moffat turned up with his hunting class rifle with scores of 48.4 and 46.4 shooting with a bi-pod.

Graham Donovan started well recording a first dispatch possible of 50.5 and followed up with a 48.3 giving him an overall score of 98.8 from a possible score of 100.20.

Handicap results saw the double possible man Martin Viviers win the day with 104, second place went to Ian Newman scoring a very good score of 103, Rene Drew 3rd on a count back with 102 and Ray Hurley 4th scoring 102 as well.

For the month of May, the National Rifle Association has a come and try day to encourage people to try the sport of long range shooting.

Those that don't participate in mainstream sport could find shooting in a controlled environment a sport that they can do with little or no chance of injury, combined with the challenges of wind, mirage and light and the science of ballistics to full enjoyment for those who give it ago.

Interested parties can simply turn up at the range on Connolly Street, make themselves known to the members and we can go from there.

A club rifle is available along with coaching and safety advice controlled by the range officer.