Michael and Gaye Truscott enjoyed success at the SSAA championships which finished early this week at Risdon Range.
Michael and Gaye Truscott enjoyed success at the SSAA championships which finished early this week at Risdon Range. Gerard Walsh

Keen shooters follow the action to Risdon Range

GLADSTONE shooters Michael and Gaye Truscott thought nothing of making a round trip of 1500km to shoot in the Queensland State Hunter Class Championships at Risdon Range.

The event started with practice on Thursday and then four days of competition. Final presentations were late Monday.

Last year, Michael won all four events at the state championships in Mackay, but wasn't quite as much on target this year in Warwick. He was one of the two two-gun winners in Warwick.

He was third in the nationals in February in groups.

Early in the Warwick championships, both recorded second placings.

Gaye scored 479.07 in light rimfire over 50 and 100 yards and Michael 493.13 for second in heavy rimfire.

Michael was quick to point out scoring higher than his wife meant nothing.

"It is easier to see the targets in heavy due to the different scope," he said.

Both joined the Gladstone club in 2006 and were competing in Warwick for a second time, a range they rate with Brisbane and Springsure as the best in the state.

They vowed to be back in Warwick when the next hunter class championships were at Risdon Range, which Warwick official Steven Kasper predicts will be in two years.



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