IT'S amazing how the weather can change from shoot to shoot.
Last month Cooma Gun Club hosted their monthly shoot in snow, wind and rainy conditions, described by shooters as the worst possible shooting weather as fingers froze, feeling the trigger became a fine art.
This month, mostly blue skies, very little breeze and nearly T-shirt weather according to Brody Walters. This saw shooters with big smiles and eager to hit the lanes for 20 Targets Continental Cash Divide, 50 Double Barrel Continental Championships and 30 Target Double Barrel.
20 Targets Continental Cash Divide
G Kazolis, R Peadon, and O Mower shared the cash divide with 20/20. Oscar Mower was particularly happy with this result as it is the first time he has shot a 'possible' in an event.
High Gun was S McIntyre 96/100
50 Double Barrel Continental Championships
Overall winner S McIntyre 60/62
AA - Alf Neisar 59/62, P Tse 47/50
A - P Ewart 47/50, G Kazolis 46/50
B- T Gray 57/61, D McInnes 56/61
C- T Sheehy 47/50, M Diss 46/50
30 Target Double Barrel
AA- C Smith 30/30, B Walters 29/30
A - S McIntyre 35/36, F Luccarda 34/36
B - B Deaken 30/30, A Fairfield-Smith 29/30
C -T Sheehy 28/30, J Crowe 27/30
B Deacon won the Veteran's overall.
Andrew Fairfield-Smith was determined not to be left out of the pink army, who normally are in the kitchen, choosing to wear a fluro pink long sleeve shirt in protest that his pink club shirt had not arrived.
This created much discussion during the day with some shooters threatening to protest, in jest, as he was a major distraction on the shooting lanes.
Carolyn Ewart won the shoot raffle and quickly elected to take the meat tray as her shooting nominee, James Ewart was in Sydney contesting the Southern Zone Double Trap finals, in which he won the overall gold medal. Phil Rump shot for the money, missing a target resulting in the money jack potting next month.