Sheffield Rifle Club One Day Championship 2018
A small contingent of 5 shooters and a few spectators arrived on Sunday, May 20th to a beautifully still and fine Autumn day.
The annual club shoot off was shot over 3 ranges of 300yd, 500yd & 600yd.
Conditions were perfect and this was reflected in the top scoring shooters. It was neck and neck between 1st & 2nd with both place getters managing a Possible of 60/60 at either 300yd or 500yd.
In the end, the defending One Day Champion couldn’t quite pip the challenging Secretary, who has spent this season tuning in both his rifle and his shooting; and it showed. On top of his Possible at the 300yd range, the Secretary also managed a pair of 59’s at 500yd & 600yd, making him very hard to beat.
I little way behind it was also tightly fought out for 3rd with T. Lee pipping the Treasurer while yours truly was well and truly asleep on the mound way back in 5th place.
As the conditions were as close to perfect as you will ever get, there is not a lot more to say, except that we all had a great time and there were some smiling faces with medals around their necks.
A big congratulations to all on the winners’ dias and especially to the two who managed to shoot a “Possible”!
We will present the inscribed medals and the Perpetual Trophy at the AGM/Presentation Event to be held in July. Club members stay tuned for details of the Presentation Day, which will be held at the property of El’Presidente with a bit of fun and games mixed in with the business end of the day.
Adios for now.
Gday Wind readers,
Shooting continued on the 'range' at 500yd on Saturday.
Conditions were testing, as Autumn rolls on, with icy winds from the West and the occasional scudding shower.
A couple of ' Burnie Boys' visited and showed us how to do it.
The Range Officer was made to eat humble pie when one of the likely lads pulled out a Service Rifle from Finland, primitive iron sights no less, got down on the mound and proceeded to shoot six bulls and two V bulls in the first string.
Needless to say derisive mirth changed to open mouthed wonder.
The Range Officer was heard too say " You can bugger off now, thank you very much!" (Giggles all around)
The ' Burnie Boys ' display of fancy shooting did not last into his second string as the steel butt plate caught his shoulder bone and scores went south after the 'beast' made him pay. We were all a little disappointed for him but we still payed out on him due to his purist leanings.
A vet in attendance, and on call, warmed up in his second string and shot a respectable score, followed up by the other 'Burnie Boy' shooting a couple of X's by cheating a biting Westerly wind.
Keep in mind these were hunting rifles and Milspec.
All in all, those on the mound had a challenging day in the weather conditions but enjoyed the company, the skill of shooting at longer ranges and the laconic banter.
Here's hoping the westerly wind blows these likely lads in again and soon.
Once again, many thanks to the Club Champion who did not get too shoot as she had volunteered to 'man' the butts.
Next week the 'Wind Wizzards' will be competing for the Club Shoot out on Sunday.
Names have been withheld to protect the innocent.
[submittted by Club Sec/RO: shoot held 12-05-18]