Grantville Rifle Club secretary Don McLeish fit in some crucial practice on Saturday in preparation for a big competition in Bendigo. G114214
IT was quieter than usual at the Grantville Rifle Range last Saturday, but that was only because many club members were battling some of the state’s best shooters elsewhere.
While around a dozen Grantville members were competing at the Victorian Rifle Association’s District Rifle Association Teams Championships in Bendigo, a handful of other dedicated club members spent Saturday sighting in their rifles at Grantville before heading off to join their team mates the following day.
With just one electronic target in use for open calibre practice, members at Grantville enjoyed a relaxed morning.
Grantville Rifle Club secretary Don McLeish said interest in the club remains strong, with up to 20 members attending each Saturday.
Non-members are always welcome, and priority is given to those who call ahead to book a time between 9am and 10am Saturdays to zero their rifles.
Club rifles are also available for beginners to use.
For further information, contact club captain John Eland on 0417 575 566 or visit www.grantvillerc.com.au.
The club advised yesterday (Monday) that a team of 10 club members competing at Bendigo took out the championship for the fourth year in a row on Sunday.
The F Class Rifle Team narrowly won by 15 points over the Inner West team, followed by Castlemaine Rifle Club.
Competitors shot at distances of 600, 700 and, finally, 900 yards on the day.
Grantville’s target rifle champion, David Brewster, also remained in top form at the event, finishing third in the Champion of Champions shoot at the same venue on Saturday.