Keene's eye for target at sport shoot

David Teale and Ben Smith taking part in the first centre fire shoot on Sunday, February 2.
David Teale and Ben Smith taking part in the first centre fire shoot on Sunday, February 2.

Results of the Forbes S.S.A.A. sporting shooters .22 calibre rimfire rifle shoot held on Wednesday, February 5.

The weather was overcast and warm with a wind from the north east at 18kph and a temperature of 28degrees.

The range officers were; Bruce Runchel and Anthony Bratton.

Scorers were; John Dean and Bruce Runchel .

This shoot was a 25metre Buffalo target shoot with a maximum score of 270 points, a 50metre Crow target shoot with a maximum score of 250 points, a 75metre Bear target shoot with a maximum score of 120 points and a 100metre Fly target shoot with a maximum score of 120 points,.

The results of 25metre Buffalo target shoot were; Ian Keene, 269/270; Bruce Runchel, 266/270; Lyall Strudwick, 265/270; Dennis Finn, 264/270; John Dean, 261/270; Brian Shea, 243/270; Jennie Carpenter, 238/270 and Anthony Bratton, 176/270.

The results of the 50metre Crow target were; John Dean, 242/250; Lyall Strudwick, 241/250; Ian Keene, 237/250; Jennie Carpenter, 223/250; Dennis Finn, 223/250; Bruce Runchel, 215/250; Brian Shea, 210/150; Anthony Bratton, 209/250 and Laurie Hocking, shot practice only.

The results of the 75metre Bear target shoot were; John Dean, 118/120; Dennis Finn, 117/120; Ian Keene, 112/120; Bruce Runchel, 110/120; Anthony Bratton, 107/120; Lyall Strudwick, 104/120 and Jennie Carpenter, 99/120.

The results of the 100 metre Fly target shoot were; Ian Keene, 102/120; Bruce Runchel, 100/120 and Anthony Bratton, 57/120;

The next .22 calibre and other rimfire rifle (.22 magnum or .17HMR) shoot will be held this Sunday, February 16 starting at 10am. Followed by a Centre-fire shoot.

The next Wednesday will be held on February 19, starting at 10am.

All target shooters are welcome to attend these shoots.

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 Cliff Bradley Memorial Trophy shoot.

This will be a 25 target DTL point score on Sunday, March 8 starting at 12:30pm, followed by a 75 target non graded handicap five stand shoot.

For all 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 which is a requirement.

Members are reminded that local range rules apply. The sporting shooters range is on Dr Young Drive, off Bedgerabong Road.

Members are reminded all bi-monthly meetings will start at 7:30pm.