Members at the Bega Gun Club said there was a proverb for the last club shoot; “mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun, mad shooters just go out in the rain”.
Seventeen hardy souls attended the RV Repairs sponsored 100-target continental shoot at the Bega Gun Club on Sunday.
Despite the continual showers, everyone who attended had a great time and some fantastic scores were achieved.
High gun on the day Chris Davis shot the maximum 100/100 to take overall honours.
Meanwhile, another six shooters scored in excess of 90.
Each squad faced the targets twice, shooting fifty for round one and a further fifty for round two.
At the end of the first round, Chris Davis and Ray Welch were level in AA grade, each achieving 50/50.
Dean Shipton was up three targets (48/50) from his nearest rival in A grade and John Walker was leading B grade with 45/50.
In C grade Mick Diss was three above the competition.
Round two saw Chris Davis continue his excellent effort for a further 50/50 to claim the overall win.
Ray Welch adding 48/50 to his 50/50 from the first round to take the sash and ammo in AA grade.
Dean Shipton added a further 46/50 to his first round, to take out A grade with a score of 94/100.
Runner-up in A Grade was veteran, John Siede, with a total of 89/100.
Robert Taylor shot 42/50 in the first round and added a further 47/50 to win B grade on 89/100.
Runner-up was Dick McInnes on 87/100.
In C Grade, Mick Diss was successful with a score of 76/100, while George Toyne took out second on 61/100.
Three shooters won the right to have a go at the shoot raffle, with James Body making it three from three attempts, collecting the $199 available.
The sash and ammo prizes for the day were graciously supplied by Pauline and Phil Body of RV Repairs, Eden, one of the club’s major sponsors.
Next month sees the Green Family Willmott Shield Handicap shoot as the feature event on July 6.
There will be a 25-target point score and 50-target double barrel completing the day.
Practice as always is from 9am with competition starting at 10am.