ON TARGET: Shooter Alan Phillips prepares to master Dairyville with his high-powered centrefire rifle.
ON TARGET: Shooter Alan Phillips prepares to master Dairyville with his high-powered centrefire rifle.

Phillips triumphs at home range

COFFS Harbour Rifle Club captain Alan Phillips has taken out the New South Wales Field Class Championship at Dairyville range.

Club president Geoff Hart said it was a big thing to host such an event and better still to have a local shooter win both the rimfire and centrefire events.

"This is a queens competition against strong competition from other NSW clubs," Hart said.

"Alan's high level of marksmanship enabled him to win the prestigious No.1 Queens badge for each event, rimfire and centrefire."

Rimfire, the most difficult event, has shooters standing at 30m, sitting at 60m and prone at 90m as they set sights on the 250mm diameter targets, with a bullseye of just 25mm.

The weather was good and so was Phillips.

He scored 281.16 (from a possible score of 300) to win the event using his Brno .22 LR fitted with a Tasco 6-24 power scope.

His best score was 96.7 when sitting at 60m.

Centrefire followed with shooters standing at 100m, sitting at 200m and prone at 300m, using the standard-size long-distance target of 1200mm square with a central bullseye of 125mm diameter.

Again, Phillips was in top form, winning this event with 592.69 (from a possible score of 600) using his Savage .223 fitted with a Vortex 6-24 power scope.

His best score was 100.15 when sitting at 200m.



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