Shooter returns to the range to win Christmas Shoot
SHOOTING: Mark Paroz shot at Risdon Range yesterday for the first time in more than a decade to win the Southern Downs Rifle Club Christmas Shoot.
The shooter from Pratten won with a score of 81.5 from Bob Tyllyer, of Mt Colliery. Bruce McAllan, of Allora, was third in a field of 16.
The shoot was from 500 yards with a bit of fun added in for Christmas like shooting at a balloon blowing in the wind.
Paroz said the weather was hot and the flies friendly but was happy with how he shot.
Tyllyer has been part of the club for the past five years and said he was always happy with how it shot.
"It is all about fun, good company and enjoying yourself,” he said.
"I never go home disappointed.”
McAllan joined the club a year ago and has recorded a few placings.
"I am improving each, I like shooting at 600 yards, it is the biggest challenge.”
The club starts events at 8am each Sunday and shoots at 300 yards (274m) on the first Sunday of each month, 400 yards (366m) on the second Sunday, 500 yards (457m) on the third Sunday and 600 yards (549m) on the fourth Sunday. When there is a fifth Sunday, the club has a fun event.
While the club will have Christmas Day off, they will shoot again on New Year's Day. More information from Margaret Taylor on 46661018.