The Bega Gun Club's May shoot was focused around the second event in the Fimac Engineering Handicap Shield recently.
A group of four squads gathered to take on the shoot in conditions that offered up flashes of sunlight between some ominous clouds threatening rain.
The opening round was a 50-target double barrel point-score event.
Phil Body headed the way in AA grade with a score of 145/150 just four points ahead of runner up Alf Niesar on 141/150 .
A Grade went to Steve McIntyre with a 145/150, with Tony Gray, 137/150 in second place.
Super veteran John Siede showed the way in B grade with a well compiled 136/150 to lead by four points from Brian Moffitt on 132/150. Victorian visitor Paul Siede scored 107/150 to win C Grade from Geoff Beht who took second with a score of 87/152.
Having played with point-score for the first round of the day, the second event was a 25-target single barrel.
Phil Body claimed the honours again in AA grade, dropping just a solitary target to score 24/25.
Alf Niesar came in second with 21/25.
Steve McIntyre and Shane Platts finished on 22/25 to lead A Grade, with McIntryre winning the shoot-off, 30/33 to Platts' 29/33.
Club officials said the 'old blokes' got amongst it in B Grade, with Bert Deacon winning 23/25 and John Walker taking second 21/25. C Grade was another Siede/ Beht battle with Paul taking first 18/25 to Geoff's 15/25.
Rain had started after the barbecue lunch, but officials said it helped shooters to focus, especially the opening squad who went out for their 25-target round in the wet.
However, organisers said some got lucky with the rain clearing halfway through the headline Fimac round.
In a B Graders' day, Lindsay Blewitt scored 24/25 to win round two, with John Walker, 23/25 taking out second place and Keith Pearce, 22/25, gathering up third place.
Officials said with two rounds to go there are plenty in the mix to win the Shield this year.
High gun went to Phil Body with a score of 190/200 , while Shane Platts proved kind to the treasurer by missing his first target in the shoot raffle. He graciously accepted the meat tray and left the cash to increase for next shoot.
The club's June shoot will be the annual 100-target Continental Open Championship.
Organisers said this is a wonderful event with gracious support from club president Phil Body and treasurer Pauline Body.
Practice begins at 9.30am with competition beginning at 10am.