Barry Russell and Chris Neave on the full bore 600-yard rifle shooting mound at Risdon Range.
Barry Russell and Chris Neave on the full bore 600-yard rifle shooting mound at Risdon Range. Gerard Walsh

Top marksmen on target for annual prize shoot

WITH the closure of the rifle range at Toowoomba, the Darling Downs Rifle Club is heading to Risdon Range at Warwick for its annual prize shoot on Sunday.

Southern Downs Rifle Club president Chris Neave said the Toowoomba club had shot five times in Warwick.

"Since their range was closed, the Darling Downs club holds shoots at Gatton, Crows Nest, Dalby and Warwick," Neave said.

The Southern Downs club will run the canteen on Sunday and share responsibility for marking the targets with members of the Darling Downs club.

The full bore range has been at the western end of Risdon Range since the Warwick Rifle Club moved to a facility which had been used for training during the Second World War.

Sunday's event starts at 8.30am with shooting at 300, 500 and 600-yard ranges.

The shoot is expected to attract between 80 and 100 shooters from as far away as Brisbane, Gold Coast, Goondiwindi, Tenterfield and St George.

Unless a major event is on, the Southern Downs club shoots each Sunday from 8.30am, with new members welcome.

For more information phone Neave on 0417649471 or Rob Bondfield on 46612241.



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