Posted in Weekly Roundup on Jun 17, 2018
Bathurst Rifle Club Inc. 16 June 2018, F A Wilde Trophy, 500yards
The snow hadn’t arrived but the cold westerly wind certainly had and it whistled across the range with little regard to the small group of intrepid shooters who had ignored the weather forecast. Being the first of the 2018-19 Championship ranges the day took on some importance particularly as an early “keeper” takes pressure off when the conditions are less favourable.
The cold wind was quite strong but fairly steady with just the occasional, albeit quick, change in strength. The day suited the F class shooters who are very quick to fire their stages thus making it less likely they will be caught out with wind changes.
Posted in Weekly Roundup on Jun 10, 2018
Bathurst Rifle Club Inc. 9th June 2018. F A Wilde Trophy, 300yards
The cold inclement weather dissuaded many from attending the 300 yard F A Wilde Trophy shoot on Saturday and just as well as the window for shooting was very small with misty rain falling right up to commencement of the shoot and any thought of a practice stage was rained off just as the last competitive shot was fired
With target repair and calibration being undertaken competition has been on hold for two weeks and the short 300 yard range seemed less appealing especially as 500 yards has replaced 300 yards in the Championship series.
Posted in Weekly Roundup on May 27, 2018
Bathurst Rifle Club Inc. 26th May 2018, Secretary’s Trophy, 900yards
The 2017-18 Club Championship concluded on an almost perfect autumn day with Nick Cock and Geoff Willis being crowned Club Champion Target Rifle and Club Champion F-Class. These awards completed a great year for the pair who have excelled in local, state and international events. Whilst the 900 yard range was quite benign, particularly since it was so close to the winter doldrums, scores were reasonably good with most shooting on or close to their handicaps.
Cock, who is relocating to the NSW central coast was having one of his final club shoots on the Bathurst Range and went out with a top scoring 98.12 to put icing on the cake. Willis also excelled with 116.5 (for a 100% handicap score) to win the F class Cock of the Walk.
Posted in Weekly Roundup on May 20, 2018
Bathurst Rifle Club Inc. 19th May 2018, I Hughes & R Northcott Trophies, 700yards
The day began with sunshine and a steady westerly breeze. That is, until the first shooters settled on the mound, the breeze then became stronger, gusty and switching, destroying any plans of improving scores on the final 700 yard range of the club championship.
Again, Nick Cock showed why he's the clear leader in the Target Rifle discipline of the club championship getting through his first stage with only a minor blemish, scoring 49.2. Followed by
Posted in Weekly Roundup on May 07, 2018
Bathurst Rifle Club Inc. 5th May 2018, L Williams Cup, 500yards
Saturday's shoot was held in fine weather with a switching and at times gusty breeze that seemed to play more havoc with shooters than it should have.
Nick Cock was the only Target Rifle shooter to get through the first stage unscathed with a masterful display, scoring a 50.7 possible, followed by Gordon Shepherd 48.3, Dennis Lavelle 44.2 and Darren Crimston 44.1.
In F Class, for the second week in a row, Ben Wright was leading after the first stage with a 57.4 with Colin Howell as his nearest competitor on 55.4 and the rest of the field scoring in the low 50's.