Brian to aim up at Dairyville
By GREG WHITE
AFTER three years in his chosen sport, Brian Schroder is preparing for competition in the New South Wales State Rimfire Bench Rest championships at Dairyville, this weekend.
"Not that I'm much chance of winning," Brian said.
"Just taking part is enough for me."
A field of 45 will contest Saturday's custom class rifle event with 42 staying on for Sunday's standard class contest.
"The difference is simple," he reveals.
"In standard, your rifle weighs under the imperial measure of 7lb.12oz.
"The custom class is over that weight."
Locals opposing Brian for the State crown include highly-rated Peter Fleming and Morrie Williams.
"We have a husband and wife team entered from Armidale,"he said.
"Megan and Norm Wheeler are very talented and will do well."
Brian is hoping the riflemen and women won't have the same hazard on the range they faced a fortnight back.
"A plover laid it's egg on the range and we had to put up guide posts to keep contestants away," he said.
"By last week the egg was hatched and the birds were gone.
"Sort of like taking a bird's eye view to extremes."