There was plenty of action to savour during the 2016 SSAA NSW Rimfire State Championships held at Dairyville Range in Coffs Harbour over the first weekend of October. Numbers were down for both the Light Rimfire and Heavy Rimfire classes after the event was originally advertised to take place at Silverdale but transferred to Dairyville a few weeks before the competition was due to be held. Even so, totals reached 29 in the Heavy and 15 in the Light, which made for a very relaxed shoot, with all the shooters really enjoying the two days.
Winds were diabolical on both days, making it hard for good groups. Screamers were still possible, with nine in the Heavy 50 yards, the best being Robin Cox with a .126. Trevor Williams shot a screamer of .292 in the 100 yards Heavy.
Junior Mel Frost took out the Light with a .7643 and the 2-Gun with .7286. The smallest Light Rimfire group at 50 yards was Sonia Frost with a .232, which reflected the conditions, while Glenn Seaman was the smallest group at 100 yards with .464. The smallest Heavy Rimfire group at 50 yards was Robin Cox with a .126 and Trevor Williams at 100 yards with a .292. All prize winners had their mementoes presented to them by Rod Madeley, representing the host club.
|Mel Frost (Junior)||0.7643|
|Jeremy Hannaford (Junior)||1.0632|
|Mel Frost (Junior)||0.6929|
|Jeremy Hannaford (Junior)||0.809|
|Emily Seaman (Junior)||0.9563|
|Mel Frost (Junior)||0.7286|
|Jeremy Hannaford (Junior)||0.9361|