Irvine team wins pairs shoot at Murray Bridge Rifle Club

Pairs winners: Jasamine and Daniel Irvine. Photo: Supplied.

Pairs winners: Jasamine and Daniel Irvine. Photo: Supplied.

On Saturday a small number of the Murray Bridge Rifle Club contested the annual pairs match at Monarto over 600 metres.

After a rainy morning the shooters held off until it stopped and then were able to get through the contest without interruption.

A variable wind blew from the right and tested the coach and shooters.

Winners of the day were the team of Jasamine and Daniel Irvine ahead of Gordon Harrison and Wayne Halliday.

Numbers were affected by the participation of several members at the Maitland Open Prize Meeting where the Murray Bridge Rifle Club had some success.

Forty-one competitors from around the State competed on electronic targets at Monarto.

Steve Wuttke produced the best result with a win in F/TR with 176.11, including two range wins along the way - 60.5 at 500 yards and 58.4 at 600 yards.

Andrew Heard was second in B grade and Nicole Edwards scored a second place in F class standard A.

Other range wins were by Robert Paech who started off the day with a win in A grade at 500 yards against many prestigious shooters with 50.7.

Edwards also had a win at 600 yards with 57.4.

These results backed up the win by Gordon Harrison earlier in the month at the Kapunda Open Prize Meeting.

Harrison was pleased with his form against several top shooters and the fact that he had just returned to the A grade ranks.

It was especially pleasing as he shot an almost perfect 50.9 at 700 yards.

Other range winners on that day were David McDonald in B grade at 500 yards with 50.5 and Robert Paech in A grade at 600 yards with 50.4.

The Murray Bridge Rifle Club members enjoy travelling to other ranges and testing their skills in the different conditions against other competitors.