Results of the Forbes S.S.A.A. sporting shooters .22 calibre rimfire rifle shoot on Wednesday, January 2. The weather was hot with a light breeze from the north west changing to the north east at 10kpm. This shoot was a Fly target shoot held over 25 metres with a maximum score of 200 points, using a .22 calibre rimfire rifle fitted with a scope, a 50 metre Crow target shoot with a maximum score of 250 points, and the 75 metre Mosquito target shoot with a maximum score of 120 points.
Range officers: Bruce Runchel and Wayne Facey.
Scorers: Wayne Facey and John Dean.
25metre Fly target shoot were; John Dean, 200/200; Wayne Facey, 199/200; Bruce Runchel, 190/200; Craig Bratton, 186/200 (using a .22 air rifle) and Anthony Bratton, 179/200.
50metre Crow target shoot were; Wayne Facey, 238/250; Bruce Runchel, 226/250; John Dean, 218/250; Craig Bratton, 150/250 (using a .22 air rifle) and Anthony Bratton, 131/250.
75metre Mosquito target shoot were; Bruce Runchel, 110/120; Wayne Facey, 106/120; John Dean, 102/120; Anthony Bratton, 79/120 and Craig Bratton, 49/120 (using a .22 air rifle)
Results of the .22 calibre rimfire rifle shoot held on Sunday, January 6. The weather was hot with a light breeze from the south at 5kpm. This shoot was a Buffalo target shoot over 25 metres with a maximum score of 270 points, using a .22 calibre rimfire rifle fitted with a scope, a 50 metre .22 target shoot with a maximum score of 250 points, and the 75 metre Fly target shoot with a maximum score of 120 points.
Range officers: Brian Neilsen and David Coleman.
Scorers: John Dean and Allan Belcher.
The results of the 25metre Buffalo target shoot were; John Dean, 270/270; Micheal Buttriss, 269/270; Paul Baker, 269/270; Brian Neilsen, 268/270; Nicholas Parslow, 263/270; Garry Parslow, 262/270; Bruce Sayers, 262/270; Allan Belcher, 261/270; Pam Parsons, 260/270; David Coleman, 258/270; Jane Coleman, 239/270 and Alex Rees, 239/270.
50metre .22 target shoot were; John Dean, 243/250; Paul Baker, 243/250; Garry Parslow, 240/250; Allan Belcher, 238/250; Brian Neilsen, 229/250; Alex Rees, 229/250; Nicholas Parslow, 228/250; Micheal Buttriss, 224/250; Bruce Sayers, 221/250; Pam Parsons, 217/250; David Coleman, 258/270 and Jane Coleman, 239/270.
75metre Fly target shoot were; John Dean, 109/120; Nicholas Parslow, 107/120; Paul Baker, 106/120; Garry Parslow, 98/120; Brian Neilsen, 96/120; Allan Belcher, 86/120; David Coleman, 78/120; Alex Rees, 75/120 and Jane Coleman, 36/120.
The next .22 calibre and other rimfire rifle (.22 magnum or .17HMR) shoot will be on Wednesday, January 16 at 3pm. The next Sunday shoot will be on January 20 at 10am.
Anyone wishing to try rifle or shotgun shooting can take part after filling out a P650 form at the club. Junior shooters must be 12 years or over.
For all information on .22 calibre rimfire shooting contact: Wayne Facey on 0414524059, Norm Brook on 0458664541 or Ben Smith on 0427524151.
The next shoot for the sporting clays will be the New Year shoot on Saturday, January 12 starting at 4:30pm. This will be a 75 target non graded handicap five stand shoot.
On Sunday, January 13 a 100 target non graded handicap field shoot will start at 9:30am.
For information on clay target shooting contact: Norm Brook, Tony Bratton on 68523349 or Ben Smith.
Anyone wishing to obtain a long arm firearm licence can contact Wayne Facey, Norm Brook or Tony Bratton to do a firearm safe shooting assessment course.