Bermagui Field and Game's springing targets tricky to hit

SHOOTERS had their eye on the prize at the Bermagui Field and Game’s February target shoot last week. 

The Safari Firearms Springing Teal event was generously sponsored by Garry Georgio. 

As in previous years, the shoot layout was organised by Darren and Jan Redman who, with their group of helpers, put together two courses.

Each course comprised of five shooting stations, while each station included a pair of springing teal targets which made up 40 of the 100 target event.  

Darren had introduced some new target trajectories to the event which added to the enjoyment of those shooters familiar with them, but less experienced novice shooters struggled as coaching is not permitted during competition.

Organisers said it emphasised the point the club really needs to have training days so new and novice shooters can receive correct instruction and not be disadvantaged.

Most shooters were well within their grade and local shooter Mario Magrin further consolidated his position within A grade by winning third place. 

Magrin has been putting some consistent scores together and it looks as though he has left the “burglar” grade behind forever. 

Meanwhile, juniors Grace and Holly Gschwend also put in consistent scores and were shooting some of the more difficult targets that caused trouble for others.

The girls heeded previous expert guidance from their father Mark, who took out first place in A grade. 

Shoot-offs were required to determine placegetters in A, B and C grades. 

The club’s next shoot is March  23 for the 100 target “Grumpy Challenge”.

Results for the February shoot:

AA grade was won by Darren Redman on 86.

A grade: first Mark Gschwend 81, second Nev Brady 81 and third Mario Magrin 78.

B grade: first Pat Jubb 68, second Barry Dunn 67 and third Craig Hurst 67.

C grade: first Graham Peterson 62, second Michael Diss 62 and third Craig Sanderson 55.

Ladies: first Jan Redman 63, second Michelle Craig 50 and third Barbie Magrin 47.

Juniors: first Grace Gschwend 58 and second Holly Gschwend 57.

Springing Teal Event was a draw between Darren Redman on 32 and Nev Brady 32.

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