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We congratulate Charles Arrowsmith (Biloela RC) on winning the NQRA Queens Prize Aggregate. Charles finished on 248.27, ahead Matt Pozzebon (University of Queensland RC) 247.34 and Ben Picton (Goondiwindi RC) 247.27.

Service Rifle winner Des Voght North ArmService Rifle winner Des Voght North ArmANZAC shoot a Crawford family affair

The popular 2017 ANZAC memorial rifle shoot at North Arm proved to be a family affair for the Crawfords from Gympie-Kilkivan.

There was some outstanding marksmanship from the .303 rifle devotees who tackled the annual event over 300, 400 and 500 yard ranges using a modified scoring system.

Bob Crawford shooting with a 1943 Australian-made Lithgow rifle hit every bullseye for a possible 150 with 12 centre bulls to win the modified service rifle class by a shot from Glenn Skipworth of the Queensland Military Rifle Club who finished with 149.16

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Due to ongoing site works (weekdays), if members wish to use the Zero Range, please phone the QRA to check that it is open.

North Arm scope shooter blitzes Gatton

Gatton F Open winner Dave Boreham North ArmGatton F Open winner Dave Boreham North ArmA possible 30 bullseyes by experienced scope shooter Dave Boreham was the highlight of a successful Gatton Rifle Club prize meeting held on Sunday, March 12.

Dave, from North Arm Club on the Sunshine Coast, blitzed the F Open class field in the three-range event to score the maximum 180 with 15 shots in the centre bull.

A strong field of 50 shooters lined up at 600 yards twice and finished at 500 yards in conditions which challenged many competitors.

In a sign of the growing popularity of scope rifles, the two F class events outnumbered traditional open sight rifles on the range almost two to one.

The F Standard scope class which attracted most competitors was shot in two grades.

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