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

 

Young Riley Crawford, in his first year of competition shooting, used a 1944 English BSA Shirley rifle to win the scoped service rifle class with 148.14 including possibles at 400 and 500 yards.

His sister Jessica, shooting a 1921 Lithgow, improved with every range to win the modified rifle at 500 yards with a possible 50.4.

North Arm local Des Voght was a clear winner in the unmodified service rifle class with an aggregate score of 139.7. He competed with a 1942 USA-made Savage rifle.

The competition organiser Bob Bull finished strongly with two possibles for a score of 146.8 in the modified rifle class.

Ben Pullin Caloundra RSLBen Pullin Caloundra RSL
Bob Crawford Gympie KilkivanBob Crawford Gympie Kilkivan
For Slider Jessica Crawford GympieFor Slider Jessica Crawford Gympie
George Sedgewick Caloundra RSL with range officer Gran LarsenGeorge Sedgewick Caloundra RSL with range officer Gran Larsen
Jimmy Wardell Gympie KilkivanJimmy Wardell Gympie Kilkivan
Lalchlan Davis QMRC with Jim Breeze Darling Downs resultLalchlan Davis QMRC with Jim Breeze Darling Downs result
Mark Guy who shot in the Caloundra RSL teamMark Guy who shot in the Caloundra RSL team
Peter Richards and Glenn Skipworth QMRCPeter Richards and Glenn Skipworth QMRC
QMRC members Adam Hanley and Iaan McMillanQMRC members Adam Hanley and Iaan McMillan
Service Rifle winner Des Voght North ArmService Rifle winner Des Voght North Arm