Competitors battle tough winds

Philip MurrayNorth West Telegraph
Cairm Green.
Camera IconCairm Green. Credit: Hedland Sporting Shooters Club

Hedland Sporting Shooters Club held its fifth Field Rifle event of 2017 last Sunday, including rimfire and centrefire disciplines.

Near-cyclonic conditions, with winds hovering about 40km/h and gusting well over that mark, made shooing extremely hard.

However, the rimfire shooters were not to be distracted, and put on a display of sheer skill.

Cairn Green showed his dominance again and shot a brilliant score of 285.1 to take out first place.

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Coming in second and hot on Green’s heels was Philip Murray on 277.

Chris Lefroy took out third place with a score of 254.1, Belinda Green came fourth with 239, and Colin Fiedler came fifth with 227.

Centrefire was the second event of the day and this shot all the way to 200m free hand.

Green continued his dominance and took first place with a score of 327 points.

Murray brought home second place again with a score of 294.1, and Lefroy brought home third place with a score of 287.2.

Fourth place went to Fiedler on 274 and fifth place went to David Briggs on 267.1

Hedland Sporting Shooters Club members shoot varying discipline’s every Sunday, starting at 9am.

New members and spectators are welcome.

Contact Peter Nicholls, of Harvey King Firearms, on 9173 4825.

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