Unstoppable Murray ontarget again in big win
Hedland Sporting Shooters Club held its eighth field rifle event of 2017 last Sunday.
In the rimfire event, there was no stopping Philip Murray again.
At the end of the 42-round competition, Murray had scored 342 points to take out first place.
Second place and a long way behind was Jason Reed, with a score of 264, with third place going to Colin Fiedler with a score of 253.
Fourth place was taken by David Briggs with a score of 231.
Centrefire was the second event of the day and this is shot all the way to 200m freehand.
Once again, Murray was seemingly unbeatable after the first 22 rounds fired.
Then the wind picked up and gusted to more than 30km/h.
That was the undoing of Murray.
Reed steadied and shot a score of 308.1 to take out first place, with second place going to Fiedler on 306.1 and third place going to Murray with a score of 306.
Briggs placed fourth with a score of 304.1.
Only four points separated the first four placings.
Hedland Sporting Shooters Club shoot varying disciplines every Sunday morning, starting at 9am.
For more details, contact Peter Nicholls at Harvey King Firearms in Port Hedland at his shop or phone him on 9173 4825.
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