Outstanding shooting from everyone

THERE was perfect weather for the six squads that attended the April monthly shoot at the Grafton Clay Target Club.

Together with our own club members, there were visiting shooters from local surrounding clubs and a carload of shooters from Guyra. Some of our usual attendees were either away on holidays or on their way home after attending the Nationals in Wagga Wagga held last week.

There is an old saying in clay target shooting that you can tell how well the clays are set by the number of possibles scored and in the first event no less than one quarter of shooters recorded the ultimate 25/25.

Main event for the day was the Single Barrel Club Championship and even with this difficult event there were still four shooters sitting on 47/50 after the 50 targets were shot. The shoot-off took 10 more shots before the only one left was John Reid from Guyra who was declared Overall Champion winner with a 57/60 score.

Scoring was so good that even the declaration of high gun required a shoot-off and eventually Kevin Harding from the Richmond River Club was declared High Gun Champion for the day with a score of 126/130, to take home the prestigious High Gun Tankard.

Next month our competition shoot day will be on the second Sunday (May 8) from 10am, with practice beforehand. Main event will be the Pointscore Club Championship. Members: Please note our practice afternoon for this month only will be on Friday, April 29, from 3pm, weather permitting.

Remember, you can contact an accredited Firearms Safety and Training Officer on 6642 4636 or visit our club on the second Sunday of any month.

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