400 Yards Open Date @ 400 Yards
Numbers were down @ 400 yards where quite a few shooters ventured up early to contest the Maitland Prize shoot over Saturday and Sunday.
Back home we had eleven shooters having a crack at 400 yards where weather conditions fluctuating and throw in short burst of rain shooters were on their toes reading the conditions
Graham Hancock shot a very consistant shoot (49.3 & 48.3 = 97.6. to take out the Target Rifle section. Graham put some Lapua Senars to the test and they married well with his barrel. 3 points back was Grant Charleston who has a heavy trigger and needs to lighten it up came in second (94.7).
F Class A Grade was a win after a long period of outs was Richard McInnes scoring a 115 .7. Richard rang a friend during the week at asked Dr Denis Barnard to cast his eyes over his gear and his changes made a huge difference. Eddie Concannon using his Savage 2nd rifle and was runner up with 113.8. Will see what Eddie will do when he shoots his No1 Rifle the Barnard this coming Saturday.
Paul Jenkins was the only F Class B Grader and he shot very well to score 111.3
Tim Manning was the only F Open shooter. Tim scored 114.7 which was great as when he shot a few changes were quick.
Our new member Adam Talbot who contested the F S H section only dropped 1 point on the day scoring 99.7. Adam was very happy with his score and it will be a great competition when all FSH members do battle in the future.
This coming Saturday there will be a committee meeting in the morning and we all will be doing a catch up shoot again at 400 yards. This will complete the first run of the range where the grading committee will finalize who is in what grades for the next 3 runs up the range .
Pictured are 3 members who were presented with Life Membership at the Mt Barker Rifle Club at the recent presentation day
L to R Graham Hancock. Jennifer McInnes. Richard McInnes