Monaghan wins A-grade in trying conditions

Shooting over the long 1000 yard range at the Narromine-Dubbo rifle range on Saturday was hampered by strong winds from the south which continued all afternoon.

Once again, numbers were up with the inclusion of visitors from Melbourne and the Hunter Valley.

Early leaders in the shoot were Brandon Quarmby, with a 40/50 from Scott Monaghan on 39/50.

In F-class, visiting shooter Bill Alcie fired a 47/60 to lead Rob Rainbow on 45/60.

In the second stage, conditions were no better and the A-grade Cock O'the Walk went to Scott Monaghan with an off-rifle score of 82/100.

The F-class badge went to Rob Rainbow who fired a 52/60 second stage to finish on 97/120. B-grade was won by Noel Thompson and new shooter, Lachlan Simpson, finished on 61/100 to win C-grade.

The weekly handicap trophy was won by Rob Rainbow, who also managed to clean up the white spot and take home the jackpot.

Individual scores were:

Scott Monaghan 39/43, off-rifle 82, handicap 6, total 86; Rob McKay 34/43, o/r 77, hcp 4, total 81; Bill Alcie 47/52, F-class visitor total 99/120; Lachlan Simpson 35/26, o/r 61, TBH, 61; Andrew Baker 29/25, o/r 54, hcp 10, total 64; Jack Saligari 35/39, F-class visitor total 74/120; Brandon Quarmby 40/27, visitor total 67; Rob Rainbow 45/52, F-class total 97; Clive Simpson 43/45, F-class total 88/120;

Noel Thompson 29/26, o/r 55, hcp 17, total 72; Cameron Johnston 25/22, F-class total 47/120; Krystal Tyack 31/37, F-class total 68; Cliff Swane 38/37, o/r 75, hcp 11, total 85.

Next Saturday, shooting is back at the 300-metre range starting at 12.30pm.

On Sunday, 13 benchrest shooters, including visitors from Queensland and Victoria, competed against a vicious head wind over 1000 yards in the fifth and final event for the year.

Some early shooters suffered the worst conditions until the wind settled later in the day and group sizes became smaller.

Trophy winners were:

o International light gun:

Group aggregate: Jack Saligari 8.819 inches

Score aggregate: Rob Rainbow 41.5

o Standard light gun:

Group aggregate: John Brook 9.94 inches

Score aggregate: John Brook 43.05

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