Club Shoot Gatton: 600 yards

Darling Downs shooters gathered at Gatton for 600 yards. The constant unpredictability with the wind and mirage conditions as the weather heated up wreaked mayhem with scores from all disciplines.

Target Rifle shot for the Barry Downs trophy and was won by S.Kao on handicap. F-Standard shot for the first stage of the D.Matthews trophy and was won by D.Matthews.

Off rifle scores for Target Rifle were S.Kao 88.4 L.Pedersen 81.4 and F-Standard scores were D.Matthews 113.4 D.Rodney 106.2 G.Thompson 105.1.

Next Saturday sees the club travelling to Dalby for 500 yards for an afternoon start. And a reminder that the North Arm open prize meeting will be on in 2 weeks.

Club Shoot Dalby 300 yards

The traditional Dalby blister greeted shooters at a range of 300 yards. F-Standard shot for the final stage of the Toowoomba Trophy Centre trophy and was taken by R.Wardrop on handicap.

Off-rifle scores for Target Rifle were S.Kao 99.4 and F-Standard L.Pedersen 112.2, R.Wardrop 112.1, K.Jenkinson 107.2, D.Rodney 103.4.

The following weekend is a scheduled off week for practice as per the shooting calendar. The club returns to the Gatton/Glenore Rifle Range on the 15th October for an afternoon kickoff.


Fromelles 2016

The DDRC held it’s annual Fromelles shoot on the 23-24th July with a turnout of 20 shooters for the 2 day event, an increase from the previous year. This centenary commemoration shoot wouldn’t have been possible without the kind assistance from the Dalby/Tara Rifle Club. The day concluded with a demonstration from our friends with the QMRC of a snap shooting serial at a 100 yards.

Winners from the weekend as follows:

Saturday (Rapid 100m)
As issued – Glenn Skipworth (QMRC)
Modified – Jim Breeze (DDRC)
Super Modified – David Hetherell (Gympie-Kilkivan)

Sunday 300/500/600 Yards
As issued – Glen Sherritt (Toowoomba)
Modified – David Hetherell (Gympie-Kilkivan)
Super Modified – Terry Pearce (DDRC)

Club Scores: Pratten 700 Yards

Members of the Darling Downs travelled to Pratten for 700 yards. Shooters had to be mindful of the mirage in order to pick the sudden drop-offs and pick-ups of the wind conditions in order to stay ahead.

Target Rifle shot for the Glen Perrin Trophy and was taken by S.Kao on handicap, the final stage of the Ron Thompson Trophy for F-Standard was taken by L.Pedersen, with D.Rodney claiming the Trophy after final count of the handicap aggregate from the best 2 stages.

Off-rifle scores for Target Rifle were C.Schramm 93.4 S.Kao 93.1 G.Picton 92.0 and F-Standard L.Pedersen 117.5 and R.Wardrop 93.1.

The travelling shooters will gather at the Dalby range next Saturday for 600 yards, roll up at 1200 hours.

Club Shoot: 800 Yards Gatton

Members travelled to the Gatton Rifle Range and shot at the 800 yard mound. Tricky wind conditions and a trickle of rain proved a challenge for some and resulted in some good and rather ordinary results. Target rifle shot for the Courier Mail cup and was taken by L.Pedersen with a fine display at this long range, D.Rodney took the 2nd stage of the Ron Thompson trophy for F-Standard. Off-Rifle scores for Target Rifle were L.Pedersen 99.5, G.Picton 95.1 and S.Kao 92.5 and F-Class D.Rodney 106.3.

Darling Downs shooters will be travelling to the Muckadilla Prize shoot. A 3-Day event this year due to the public holiday and a shoot not to be missed. The club shoot resumes at Pratten on the 8th May for a 0900hrs start.

The DDRC would wish all past and present servicemen good health and safe travels as we commemorate ANZAC day.