Colin Cole North Arm scored an 11 shot possible at 900 yards at MuckadillaColin Cole North Arm scored an 11 shot possible at 900 yards at MuckadillaColin 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.

 

City of Brisbane member Bob Skelton was best of the beaten brigade in second place, two shots clear of Ash Bidgood from Crows Nest.

Dennis Bidgood from Crows Nest won B Grade while Darling Downs member Glenn Picton won C grade.

Nigel Hunt, a visitor travelling from Western Australia, beat a strong field of F Standard scope competitors while Mark Fairbairn from Cannon Hill finished six shots clear of the field in F Open.

 Brent Knudsen Beaudesert on the 900 yard range at MuckadillaBrent Knudsen Beaudesert on the 900 yard range at Muckadilla
 Crows Nest crew at MuckadillaCrows Nest crew at Muckadilla
 Des Voght North ArmDes Voght North Arm
 Ernie Mace Brisbane CentralErnie Mace Brisbane Central
 Fred Hewitt lowers sthe flag on another successful Muckadilla shootFred Hewitt lowers sthe flag on another successful Muckadilla shoot
 Gatton Glemore Grove members Gerald Loughran and Ray PerryGatton Glemore Grove members Gerald Loughran and Ray Perry
 Glenn Ellis Crows Nest with Rex Waite West Wallsend NSW at MuckadillaGlenn Ellis Crows Nest with Rex Waite West Wallsend NSW at Muckadilla
 Mark Fairbairn Cannon HillMark Fairbairn Cannon Hill
 Michelle Knudsen Beaudesert with Beth Caskey PittsworthMichelle Knudsen Beaudesert with Beth Caskey Pittsworth
 Muckadilla local Bim LangtonMuckadilla local Bim Langton
 QRA President Rod Rod Prayle Maryborough with Brett Harling JandowaeQRA President Rod Rod Prayle Maryborough with Brett Harling Jandowae
 Scott Duncanson from Crows Nest on 900 yards at MuckadillaScott Duncanson from Crows Nest on 900 yards at Muckadilla