Carols on the range this year will be on Saturday 16 December:

North Arm range tests top shooters

Jessica Crawford from Gympie Kilkivan made a clean sweep of C Grade at North ArmJessica Crawford from Gympie Kilkivan made a clean sweep of C Grade at North ArmNorth Arm rifle range lived up to its challenging reputation for a big field of more than 70 shooters at the 2017 Club championship and Lilley District Open at Yandina.

There were some outstanding range scores but fluky winds and humid conditions proved a test for consistency across the weekend.

Ash Bidgood from Crows Nest-Goombungee missed a single bullseye at the shorter ranges to win the North Arm Open on Saturday, a point ahead of Shane Abood from Albert with Rodney Prayle from Maryborough a close third.

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Mark Fairbairn top scored in the world silver medal-winning F TR team.Mark Fairbairn top scored in the world silver medal-winning F TR team.



QRA members comprised half the 8-shooters in the Australian team which won a silver medal at the World F Class championships in Canada.

The F Target Rifle team was narrowly beaten by the United States which won by six points 3400 to 3394.

The world titles which have just wrapped up at the Connaught Range in Ottawa attracted more than 600 competitors.

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The team ensuring electronic scoring ran smoothly at the QRA Queens Prize, John Menzel, John Williams, Bruce Nardi, Bob Cramp, Rob Bell and Phil Kraut.The team ensuring electronic scoring ran smoothly at the QRA Queens Prize, John Menzel, John Williams, Bruce Nardi, Bob Cramp, Rob Bell and Phil Kraut.

Belmont rifle range has now fully entered the electronic era with the two major Queens Prize shoots and all club events this year shot on the new targets.

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Ben gets eye in for Comm Games

QRA Queens winner Ben Emms from Lyndhurst NSWQRA Queens winner Ben Emms from Lyndhurst NSWThe 2017 Queensland Rifle Association Queens Prize has proved good range practice for NSW shooter Ben Emms ahead of the Commonwealth Games next April.

Ben snared just his second Queens, outlasting a quality international field over the final 900 and 1000 yards in the howling westerly on Saturday, 19th.

With the best shooters struggling to stay on target, Ben dropped 12 shots for an aggregate 488 over the three-day event. He also secured the Queens-Duncan Grand Aggregate.

Ben finished the Queens two shots clear of Ipswich veteran Rob Rush with Gillian Webb-Enslin from Pacific a shot back in third.

He and Sydney shooter Jim Bailey will represent Australia in the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

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