Tight tussle at Silhouette

Daneka Hill and Phillip MurrayThe West Australian

The first Cowboy Lever Action Silhouette event of the year was held on Sunday by the Hedland Sporting Shooters Club.

Participants stayed out on the range throughout the midday heat, while temperatures hit the 41C mark.

The club was using the State Championship system of shooting rounds, which made the day last longer than its usual routine.

In the rifle cartridge discipline, Nesbit Anderson narrowly took first place by one point with a score of 19 over Phillip Murray.

It was a closely fought tussle and a “welcome back to good form”, according to the club.

The pistol cartridge class was dominated by two competitors — Murray and Cairn Green with scores of 26 and 23 respectively. The tussle between Murray and Green continued into the smallbore discipline and with a very careful (albeit shaky) last shot on the last ram target standing, Murray took first place with 24, winning over Green by just a single shot.

Hedland Sporting Shooters Club members shoot varying disciplines every Sunday, starting at 9am.

New members and spec-tators are more than wel-come.

For more details on this, contact Peter Nicholls at Harvey King Firearms in Port Hedland in his shop or ring him on 9173 4825.

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