1st Long Range Club Champs 800/900
Once again the wind hammered us and as you can see by the scores no one came away with too much to shout about. Charles had a great day laughing at Iain’s score and giving him plenty of advice and you certainly don’t get any sympathy if you stuff it up. The selling of the farm was a big discussion point and there is hope that we might be able to find another place but early days yet. Derrick tried to get on target with his .223 and Cameron with the .300 Win Mag with no success so it’s back to the drawing board for them. Cathy shot really well today in testing conditions.
The next shoot is the Xmas one on the 18/12/16 and it will be at 800 yds. You will need at least 36 rounds plus of ammo. Iain and I have come up with a cunning master plan that will confuse everyone and afterward there will a bbq and a few drinkies at the club house. Instead of going to the pub we thought it would be good to have the after match socialising at the clubhouse as it might be the last time we will be able to do it but here’s hoping. Iain is going to try and talk to the new owner on Wednesday. Thanks to everyone helping set up /take down the gear. Charles top scored and great to see Rod back.
Charles 51.1 54.0 = 105.1
Iain 53.5 49.1 = 102.6
Jo 49.0 48.1 = 97.1
Cathy 52.2 44.0 = 96.7
Rod 52.3 43.1 = 95.3
John 52.1 41.1 = 93.2
Trevor 39.0 51.1 = 90.1
Ken 48.2 39.0 = 87.2
Phil 46.0 35.0 = 81.0
Shoot - 300, 500 + 600 Yard
1st Short Range Club Champs
For those that were not there it was a great day with fine weather but a very strong wind from the right which was mostly consistent but varied enough to keep you on your toes. There were four new shooters there competing in the hunter rifle class but 3 not members yet which was fantastic and they all seemed keen to come back and two from the Deerstalkers club even though Geoff could hardly talk due to his voice going walk about. Iain as usual top scored with a machine gun like performance – 10 shots in about a minute. Thanks to everyone that helped to set up and take down, its much appreciated.
Iain 59.6 58.6 56.3 = 173.15
Jo 53.0 53.0 54.2 = 160.2
John 54.4 52.1 50.0 = 156.4
Charles 57.3 50.1 49.0 = 156.4
Phil 52.0 57.1 46.1 = 155.2
Cathy 55.1 55.2 44.1 = 154.4
Trevor 46.0 50.1 52.0 = 148.1
Derrick 46.2 33.1 0.0 = 79.3
Michael 41.1 0.0 0.0 = 41.1
Geoff 49.0 43.1 51.0 = 143.1
Mike 45.1 30.0 36.0 = 111.1
John R 20.0 26.0 24.2 = 71.2
Stu 23.0 22.0 22.0 = 67.0
Damian 0.0 30.0 23.0 = 43.0
Cameron 22.0 23.0 0.0 = 45
CLUB DAY 9am to 3pm All Welcome... 20/11/16
1st Short Range Club Champs 300/500/600
(Entry into competition is your fully paid 2016/2017 season membership & daily range fee)
Who will our winners be for this season...
Please remember to check our Website Calendar for any weather updates and Members check your emails for the latest updates.
Awesome result for Whangarei Rifle Club President - Iain May
at the Te Puke Club Champs in the weekend...
F Open winner for 2016
Highlights - A shoot off vs Nik Chiew [Clevedon Rifle Club]
- Plus recording a score of 90.10 in only five minutes
Practice, practice, practice
The ground has finally dried out so we could drive up to the butts without getting stuck. I didn’t record the scores as Iain and Charles were doing their own thing load developing, Dereck shot once then his rifle decided to play up, I shot once as I am saving my moly bullets for the champs on the 20th. Michael, a prospective new member shot the club rifle and did very well. Phil and Cathy (thanks for getting the flags in) shot ok battling a tricky wind that went from left to right then nothing then both directions at once. The next shoot on the 20th is the start of the real deal, the first short range champs.
Special delivery received today...
No they are not swizzel sticks for your tea or coffee, guess again...
Empty Chamber Flags
PLEASE KEEP YOUR EMPTY CHAMBER FLAG WITH YOU AT ALL TIMES WHILE IN ATTENDANCE AT OUR RANGE, ADHERING TO THIS SAFETY PRACTICE IS MUCH APPRECIATED BY ALL OUR MEMBERS.
Time to review your safety practices... for yourself and
everyone around you.
Next event is Sunday 2 October 2016.
Reminder: Daylight Savings is here again
Happy Preparation Shooters
Sunday 18 September 2016 300 yd Shoot
Well it had to happen, as soon as we stopped shooting and cleaned up it stopped raining. Eleven of us braved the elements and Iain was very pleased with himself as he shot the perfect score – 60.10 twice, so his rifle is sorted. Paul said he will most likely put it on face book. Phil shot 60.4 so he’s also happy. Considering there was a strong wind plus drizzly rain everyone had some good results. Big thanks to Charles for repairing two of the flag poles which were broken and thanks to Kathy for taking the blackboard scoreboards home with her and she is going to repaint them and put permanent lines on them. Awesome help keeps the club ticking along. Thanks to Trevor for getting the flags in and Ian and Derrick for helping me put the targets away. Kathy’s magic touch also got one of the Kindles working again so even though it was wet it was still a great day chucking lead around.
Next shoot is on the 2nd of October and will be 800/900 yards, changed from the 300 originally in the programme
AGM and Prizegiving
Whangarei Rifle Club AGM
Sunday 21 August 2016
Followed by Prizegiving
Held at President’s place, bring a plate of food to share
Not a member yet… just send us an email to whangareirifleclub
Our Club AGM & Prizegiving, it’s where to be. New members are most welcome. Come and meet our two NZ v Oz team members, celebrate with our winners, ask questions and hear the stories. Loads of fun!
RE: 2016 Rio Olympics App
Yesterday NZOC released an Apple Store and Google play app that connects to our athletes competing in Rio.
Below you will see an update from NZOC and links to the apps stores, could pass this on, advertise etc. so our people can keep up with Natalie, Chloe and Ryan.
Sport Development Manager
NZ Shooting Federation