Safety first: That was the aim at the Raglan Christmas shoot
"YOU haven't seen a safer sport than this."
Those words were spoken by gun-toting competitors at the Queensland Rifle Association's Christmas Shoot at Raglan.
More than 25 men and women members gathered from across the region at the Raglan Target Sports Complex, with some travelling as far as Mackay for a shot at glory.
The two-day event saw each shooter battle it out in the 500m Christmas title.
Competitors only had two shots at their targets using 7.62 rifles.
Club president Ray Truelson said although attendance was down this year, people still made the most of the action.
"This year has been a bit down and personal finances are probably to blame. It's a very expensive sport," Truelson said.
The winner of the two day challenge will win a Christmas Ham.
WINNERS - A-GRADE:
- 1st: Viv Hunt. Day 1: 102.10, Day 2: 105.8, GA: 207.18
- 2nd: Charles Arrowsmith: Day 1: 103.06, Day 2: 104.08, GA: 207.14.
- 3rd: Rodney Payle: Day 1: 101.10, Day 2: 104.10, GA: 204.24.