Winds hinder good scores

Philip MurrayNorth West Telegraph
Keith Russell lining up the 50m target over the weekend.
Camera IconKeith Russell lining up the 50m target over the weekend. Credit: Supplied

Hedland Sporting Shooters Club held its eighth field rifle event for 2018 on Sunday, including rimfire and centrefire disciplines.

With wind gusts of up to 54km/h from a constant 30km/h, competitors found it difficult to stand steady, let alone shoot good scores.

For the rimfire event, first was Cairn Green on a score of 297.1, second was Chris Lefroy with a score of 262.1, third was Jason Reed scoring 248.1, fourth was Nesbit Anderson on 235 and fifth was Philip Murray with a score of 227.1

In centrefire, the rimfire winners had the tables turned on them. With a brilliant display of ‘reading the wind’, Colin Fiedler was first with a score of 309.1, second, on a score of 297 was Murray and bringing home third again, was Reed with a score of 291.

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Lefroy was fourth with a score of 277.1 and Keith Russell was fifth with a score of 223.

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

New members and spectators are more than welcome.

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

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