Those seeking accommodation in Coffs Harbour for this shoot should book early, the shoot coincides with the National Touch Football championships and many establishments are booked out already.
With winds gusting in excess of 100 kilometres an hour (well thats what it felt like) leaves were flying everywhere towels and ammunition was blown from benches, so Steve decided best to bring out the tissues, mounting them front and centre on the wailing wall.
Jacko opened nicely with a .208 which turned out to be the smallest group of the day. Despite conditions it turned out to be a very tight race for the top 3.
For all the results click HERE
A fantastic video featuring the wonderful Joy Harrison who is a regular competitor at Coffs SSAA, well done Joy and good luck.
Wayne shot 100 heavy today .1822 aggregate with a small group screamer of .092
That by any standard is exemplary, well done mate.
Just a heads up to all SSAA Coffs Harbour club members we have a busy 3 months ahead, August sees the Bananacoast Centerfire Championship 18th-22nd August, September we have the National Hunter 15th to the 20th of September and then the Super Shoot 11th October to the 16th of October so check the calendar before you drive out to shoot and make sure the range is open for general shooting.
Just a heads UP for our Centerfire shooters, forestry will be back in our template in 3-4 weeks time. Logging is expected to take at least 6 weeks so the range will be closed for centerfire shooting weekdays during this period. Firm closure dates will be posted here when they become available, in the meantime you have about 3 weeks to get out and have a crack.
Thanks to Neil and his beautiful Swindlehurst .22 Target rifle Renee pictured here and in the video was lucky enough to try shooting with some of the best gear around and under the watchful eye of Ray our “Try Shooting” aficionado I reckon she had a pretty good time, what do you think?
Click the link to watch the video: IMG_0729.MOV
Representatives from the Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party will be at the Coffs Harbour Deep sea fishing club this Saturday 18th at 3pm, it would be great if people could come show their support at the meet and greet and also voice any concerns they have.
Andrew Ryan – SSAA Member.
SSAA NSW Hunter Championships held at Coffs Harbour from the 21-24 May, 2016.
Once again the rain held off and the wind only blew in the afternoons making for some excellent Competition and scores over the four days.
Special mention must be made for the Juniors who attended this shoot and really excelled.
13 yo Zanthie Bailey won the 100yds Heavy Rimfire with a near prefect score of 250.7, she finished 14th overall in the HR, this only her 2nd major shoot.
Mel Frost (centre) was the top junior with a perfect 250.14 in the 50 m and 248.7 in the 100yds placing 10th overall. Local junior Jeremy Hannaford (1st from left) was 2nd with 248.16
and 249.5 placed 17th overall. Karl Simpson (far left) was 3rd with 246.8 and 247.2.
Well done to all the juniors who participated.
Local shooters who performed well
were Gary Hunt who won Silver in the 200yds Heavy Centrefire and Wayne Munro
who placed 6th overall in the HC. Several Australian records were broken at this shoot
Norm Bardell 50 and 100 LRF with 499.16 dropping just one shot. Rimfire 2-gun:
Norm Bardell 998.40 dropping 2 shots overall. Darren Parsons in the HCF 200:
250.16 and in HCF 100/200 a perfect 500.37. LCF/HCF Ken Eppleston with 998.52.
Well done to all those guys.
Top ten LR: Norm Bardell 499.16. Steve Blaine 498.19. Ben West 497.16.
Bill Jupp 497.15. Neville Kime 497.15. Glenn Seaman 497.15. Kerry Moore 497.11.
Ean Parsons 496.15. Paul Sullivan 495.16. Neil Digweed 494.15.
Top ten HR: Ray Fuller 500.17. Ben West 500.15. Norm Bardell 499.24.
Neil Digweed 499.20. Don Powell 499.18. Bill Jupp 499.18. Glenn Seaman 499.17.
Trevor Whittaker 499.17. Steve Blaine 499.13. Mel Frost Jnr 498.21.
Top ten LC: Paul Sullivan 498.24. Ken Eppleston 498.20. Neville Kime 494.22.
Steve Blaine 493.21. Ean Parsons 491.17. Keith Smith 491.10. Peter Duncan 487.12.
Don Powell 483.13. Bill Jupp 483.9. Trevor Whittaker 479.10.
Top ten HC: Darren Parsons 500.37. Ken Eppleston 500.32. Kerry Moore 500.27.
Don Powell 500.22. Karl Kuehn 500.17. Wayne Munro 500.15. Pater Duncan 499.29.
Ean Parsons 499.22. Keith Smith 499.18. Steve Blaine 498.20. Overall top 3 placings:
LRF 50: Richard Powell 250.14. Norm Bardell 250.14. Peter Haberecht 250.12.
LRF 100: Steve Blaine 249.6. Ean Parsons 249.4. Norm Bardell 249.2.
50 and 100 LRF: Norm Bardell 499.16. Steve Blaine 498.19. Ben West 497.16.
HR 50: Norm Bardell 250.17. John Matthews 250.17. Neil Digweed 250.16.
HR 100: Zanthie Bailey Jnr 250.7. Ray Fuller 250.4. Richard Powell 250.4.
HR 50/100: Ray Fuller 500.17. Ben West 500.15. Norm Bardell 499.24.
HR 2-gun: Norm Bardell 998.40. Steve Blaine 997.32. Ben West 997.31.
Juniors: Mel Frost 498.21. Jeremy Hannaford 497.21. Karl Simpson 493.10.
LCF 100: Steve Blaine 250.18. Ken Eppleston 250.13. Don Powell 250.13.
LCF 200: Paul Sullivan 249.8. Ken Eppleston 248.7. Neville Kime 246.8.
LCF 100/200: Paul Sullivan 498.24. Ken Eppleston 498.20. Neville Kime 494.22.
HCF 100: Paul Sullivan 250.24. Ken Eppleston 250.23. Darren Parsons 250.21.
HCF 200: Darren Parsons 250.16. Gary Hunt 250.10. Kerry Moore 250.10.
HCF 100/200: Darren Parsons 500.37. Ken Eppleston 500.32. Kerry Moore 500.27.
LCF/HCF 2-gun: Ken Eppleston 998.52. Paul Sullivan 994.54. Steve Blaine 991.41.
LRF/LCF 2-gun: Paul Sullivan 993.40. Steve Blaine 991.40. Neville Kime 991.37.
HRF/HCF 2-gun: Don Powell 999.40. Steve Blaine 997.33. Kerry Moore 996.44.
4gun: Steve Blaine 1988.73. Paul Sullivan 1985.84. Neville Kime 1981.77.
A big thank you to all our volunteers over the 4 days without them these shoots
would not take place.