Hot and cold weather a challenge for target shooters
THE sudden change from Saturday's 35 degree heat back to cool, windy and rainy weather the next day made for some trying conditions and lost opportunities for the Raglan Target Sports Association on Sunday.
Target shooters battled hard to obtain respectable scores during the 800-metre club match.
The uncertain weather caused some to stay at home for the day rather than risk getting a drenching.
The final scores were:
F-Class Standard Division 800m (maximum score possible = 126-21 points): Col Drochmann 55-1, 60-2 = 115-3 points; Bill Rasmussen 48-0, 58-2 = 106-2 points.
F-Class Open Division 800m (maximum score possible = 126-21 points): Lance Holden 51-1, 60-3 = 111-4 points; Bob Scott 50-0, 61-1 = 111-1 points.
Full Bore Optical Class Division 800m (maximum score possible = 105-21 points): Ray Truelson 47-2, 51-1 = 98-3 points; Dean Richards 41-2, 49-1 = 90-3 points.
Sunday's club shoot on November 4 will be shot over 900m for those who enjoy the challenge of longer ranges.
This will be the last opportunity for the year for club members seeking to win championship trophies, to attempt to add an improved 900m score to that already gained earlier in the year.
A 1000m shoot will also be run afterwards if there is sufficient interest to enable those involved in Match Rifle to get in some practice.
The Raglan Target Sports Complex is located about 300m off the Bruce Hwy, along Hourigan Creek Road, immediately north of Raglan township.
Visitors are welcome to competitions and a club rifle is available.
Safety training courses for new licensees are held on a regular basis. Phone Stewart Gavin 4936 1333.