As the first major benchrest shoot of the year, the Australia Day matches in Canberra always attract a good crowd of keen benchresters. For 2018 there were fifty entries from all over the country.
Saturday was Light Benchrest day and competition began at 100 yards. Mark Tallar soon let us know his intentions and punched down a .109 group on the A target. There were plenty of point one groups through the morning, but Mitchell Tallar decided that Dad’s group had stood for long enough, and he put down a very nice .095 screamer. No one was able to better that one. The aggregate however went to William Greer with .1880 – he shot three point ones and a pair of twos and that’s hard to beat anytime.
The longer yardage out at 200 was shot in quite favourable conditions and one had to shoot better than a point four group to even look like winning a relay. The best of these was a tidy .255 shot by Robin Elton on his B target. This assisted him to win the aggregate with .2423 in a blanket finish.
The Light Benchrest grand aggregate saw yet another win to Paul Sullivan with .2217 – he finished second at 100 and fourth at 200.
Light Benchrest Top Ten
Heavy Benchrest Top Ten
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Two Gun Top Ten