150th Anniverary

The Goulburn Rifle Club 150 year celebration shoot has been Done and Won. Cogratulations to the winners in all Grades.

It was a terrific turnout of 86 shooters who arrived to find the range in great condition thanks to the preparation undertaken by Goulburn members over the preceding month.

The weather was near perfect, a mild sunny day with light breezes. But, as the locals know, looks can be deceiving when it comes to shooting and doping the wind at Goulburn.

Goulburn Club member, Richard Bailey set the scene by firing the opening shot in the uniform of an 1860's "redcoat" using his Enfield percussion musket.

The two 500 yard matches progressed through the morning with light but tricky conditions, and generally scores were good. The range staff did a great job keeping things rolling along througout the morning with our Club Captain, and Range Officer, Ivan Wilson a "standout" in his hi-viz outfit.

A lunch break was called at around 1.30, and the markers cam down for a well earned rest. The Goulburn Men's Shed did a stirling job, proving hot food for all.

The afternoon saw the completion of the 600 yard match. Conditions had become very difficult to read, with a light frontal fishtail coming in from the northeast, and the flags not necessarily reading true.

Three possibles were achieved for the day with top performances by Duncan Davies of West Wallsend and Piers Cambridge of Canberra with 150's in Target Rifle A Grade, and Michael Singleton of Gosford with an outstanding 180.4 in F Open.

The meeting concluded with the presentation of badges and prize money by Mr. Bill White representing the Goulburn Soldiers Club.

A huge thankyou to all the sponsors and members who worked so hard to make this event a success.

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© Carl White 2015 (Goulburn Rifle Club)