Perfect scores in long range rifle shooting are hard to come by.
And capturing an image of that perfect target was not an option until the recent introduction of electronic targets.
Cannon Hill Rifle Club member Mark Fairbairn achieved the feat during the Natives Club Prize Meeting at Belmont range in Brisbane on June 18.
Shooting at 500 yards, Mark put all 10 shots in the centre of the bullseye. He was competing in the F Target Rifle Class for scoped rifles.
Matt takes Natives title
Matt Pozzebon has come back to Queensland in fine form, snaring the Natives Prize Meeting Les Perrin Grand Aggregate.
He dropped just one shot to post a winning score of 299 with 41 centres across six ranges on June 18 and 19.
Matt, who is the current US Open champion, had been working in the Hunter Valley in NSW but has returned to studies at the University of Queensland, re-joining the Uni Club.
The Natives event attracted a strong field including a contingent of New Zealand shooters in Brisbane for a two day F Class teams match against Australia ahead of the National Queens.
Ashley in Darling Downs clean sweep
Crows Nest rifle shooter Ashley Bidgood continued his run of fine form with a comprehensive win in the Darling Downs Open at Goondiwindi on May 21 and 22.
He beat a strong field from across southern Queensland and northern NSW to sweep the Percy Gartner Memorial on Saturday, the Darling Downs District Rifle Association Open on Sunday and the two-day aggregate.
Colin masters Muckadilla – again
North Arm shooter Colin Cole mastered the challenging Muckadilla range with a superb three day exhibition on the Labour Day long weekend.
He missed just one bullseye over seven ranges, inlcuding 11 shots at the final 900 yards.
His aggregate 354 with 39 centres left the field in his wake as he cleared out to claim yet another Western District Rifle Association title by seven shots.
The move back to Muckadilla’s traditional three-day format proved popular with a strong field of 60 shooters, including several interstate visitors.
The open Muckadilla range gave a glimpse of its fearsome reputation when the wind blew up on the second day, sending the tumbleweeds rolling and playing havoc with scores.