Rain no big deal if that tricky wind stays away
THE buzz of a bullseye is what keeps SSAA regular Joy Harrison shooting.
Harrison was one of almost 30 shooters in Warwick at the weekend for the Rose City BR Titles, a benchrest event at Risdon Range.
She has spent a lot of her time assisting Girl Guides over the years but has turned her focus to shooting in the past decade.
"I started shooting as it was something I could talk about with my husband," she said.
"Now he sometimes stays at home to run our Hunting Haven business at Uralla and I do the shooting. He doesn't shoot as often as I do."
He did leave Uralla long enough last month to win a national title in Melbourne.
She said it was a good buzz to hit that bullseye.
"I like to drill that dot. I can check my shots through the scope on the bench."
Harrison was happy with the conditions at the weekend despite the rain yesterday.
"There was not as much mirage or wind this weekend as there often is in Warwick," Harrison said.
"If there is a wave of heat, it can blur the target.
"Rain doesn't make any difference, it is the wind current which matters.
"The flags on the range are some indication of the wind."
She tied on Saturday with Ben West, of Brisbane, who both shot 497.17 before Harrison won on a countback. She was one dot behind at lunchtime before making up one in the afternoon.
Brisbane shooter Murray Cole was third with 496.17 and Greg Roulston, of Warwick, fourth on 496.14.