Welcome Beaudesert win for Brendan

B Grade winner Josh Pratt NativesB Grade winner Josh Pratt NativesA change of scenery seems to have agreed with Brendan Parkins who held his nerve to close out a tense Beaudesert Prize Shoot win.

Brendan calmly delivered when needing a possible 50 on the final 500 yard range to pip Lee Robinson with another Beaudesert local Ryan Biss a close third.

There were some outstanding scores in good weather conditions for the contest over 300 yards and 500 yards twice on July 2.

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F Class medal winners Stuart Braund Adelaide F Standard Mark Fairbairn Cannon Hill F TR and Nathan Johnson Mariners F StandardF Class medal winners Stuart Braund Adelaide F Standard Mark Fairbairn Cannon Hill F TR and Nathan Johnson Mariners F StandardNathan clean sweeps Nationals

Mariners member Nathan Johnson completed a clean sweep of F Standard scope competition at the 46th National Rifle Championships in Brisbane.

After winning the two-day President’s Match, Nathan went on to secure the Queens Prize, grand aggregate and the 15 shot Mace Medal.

Nick Williamson from Gemfields placed second in the F Standard Queens.

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Nathan Johnson Brisbane MarinersNathan Johnson Brisbane MarinersShooters in hot early National Queens form

Several Queensland shooters were in hot early form as the 2017 National Queens got under way in near ideal condition at Brisbane’s Belmont range.

Nathan Johnson from Brisbane Mariners won the F Standard class in the two day President’s Match, dropping just a single shot over the seven ranges for an aggregate 419.34.

The F Target Rifle class was won by Jason Mayers from Brisbane with 417.34.

Bendigo shooter Geoff Grenfell was the Target Rifle winner with an aggregate 349.43 from Duncan Davies of West Wallsend on 348.44.

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Natives aggregate and Keith Affleck Belt winner Brian Carter TePuke NZ resultNatives aggregate and Keith Affleck Belt winner Brian Carter TePuke NZ resultKiwi visitor snares Natives titles

New Zealand shooter Brian Carter made a bold showing to win the 2017 Natives Prize Meeting.

The two-day event attracted a class field of shooters leading into a big week of competition at the Belmont Range.

Following the final Commonwealth Games trial, and the President’s lead-up, the National Queens Prize will be shot from this Friday through to Sunday.

Brian, from TePuke Rifle Club in the North Island, is also taking part in a NZ Commonwealth Games selection trial and the National Queens at Belmont.

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