An eventful day at the Bathurst Rifle Range last Saturday with maintenance on the communication towers delaying the shoot,causing the last few competitors to battle failing light.
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To add to the problems a large mob, upwards of 60 kangaroos, undeterred by the gunshots, invaded the range mid shoot, asmakingtheir way towards the race track.

Shooting was good,some personal bests achieved.Darren Crimstona personal best scored49.05, to win the B grade Cock of the Walk.

Some similar scores seen, separated only by centre bull’s eyes, which included Dennis Lavelle, Gordon Shepherd and Ron Gibson.

Visitors Luke Harris (Hornsby) and Terry Howell (Gosford) performed brilliantly in the F class discipline with second stage scores of 60.6 and 60.7 respectively.

Howell finished with 119.9/120 to win the F class honours. Grahame Willis with 116.7 lead in locals,after a hectic stint of coaching and organizing the days’ activities.

Terry Howell and Brendan Robertson both from Bathurst and both of whom have had firearms experience, but not in the field of target shooting, performed very well in their first appearances on the mound.Their scores of 113.4 and 110.2 were very competitive.

Other news, Graeme Bright and Ben Wrighthad some success recently, Wright winning two stages at the NRAA National Championships in Brisbane in the F class B grade division and Bright winning and placing in western area competitions.

Bright also competed in the MDRA Champion of Champions and teams events in Sydney representing the Blue Mountains DRA and the winning country team in the country versus city match.

Next Saturday will be the 500 yard range of the J Sibera Trophy

Scores: R Gibson TRB 90.13 (12) 100; G P Willis FSA 116.7 (4 ¼) 100; D Crimston TRB 92.06 (5 ¾) 97 ¾; D Lavelle TRB 92.04 (5 ¼) 97 ¼; J Coghill TRB 84.05 (12) 96; G Shepherd TRA 92.03 (3 ¾) 95 ¾; T Howell FSA (Gosford) 119.9; C Howell FSB 113.4; L Harris (Hornsby) FSB 112.8; B Robertson FSB 110.2; A Smith FSB 55.0; C Mills FSB 42.2

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