The 2015 SSAA NSW State Rimfire Benchrest Titles were held at Dairyville Range, Coffs Harbour, on October 2 and 3, while October 4 and 5 were the NSW State IRB Championships. The weather was brilliant, with warm sunny weather on the four days. The wind was very tricky on all days too.
We had 26 competitors for the Light Rimfire (LRF) and 44 for the Heavy Rimfire (HRF). In IRB, we had 35 competitors both days and all who competed said they had enjoyed both shoots. The results for the four days of competition were:
|Light Rimfire top 10|
Screamers in the 50 yards were Ian McNellee with a .147 and Ashlee Elford .195, while Glenn Seaman had a .245 screamer in the 100 yards.
|Heavy Rimfire top 10|
|Mel Frost (junior)||.6867|
Screamers at 50 yards were shot by Geoff Knight with .157, Glenn Seaman .196, Jillian Felton .133, Ray Fuller .172, Mel Frost (junior) .180, Peter Simpson .188. Robin Cox .183 and .190, Kath Davis .177 and Alison Keuhn .180. Screamers at 100 yards were Dale Quant with .391 and Sonia Frost with .342. In the 50 yards, Robin Cox shot a record with a .4328, breaking the old record of .4708.
|2-Gun top 10|
Results for the NSW IRB State Championships were:
|Day 1 top 3|
|Day 2 top 3|
|Grand Aggregate top 10|
Local shooters who placed well were Robert Wells, who placed fifth the HRF and seventh in the 2-Gun, and Greg Sutherland, who placed ninth overall in the IRB.
A big thank you to all those who helped out, including the target crews, scorers, barbecue-cookers, the wailing wall, range officers and those behind the scenes before the shoot. Without your input, nothing would take place. We look forward to seeing you all in February for the Rimfire and IRB National Championships.