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Natives shooter Kim O’Loghlen mastered gusty conditions over three long ranges to win the Metropolitan District Rifle Association Open on Sunday, 13th.

He was a clear winner with a possible 150 and 16 centres. Geoff Grosskreutz and Michael Collings continued their duel from the previous day, finishing locked together for the minor placings on 147 with 16 centres.

Geoff Wellburn from Pacific was just a centre bull away in fourth place.
Sydney visitor Bill Ballantyne won B Grade and University’s Mark Buckingham C Grade.

Brisbane shooters Bruce Talty and Philip Brook won F Standard and F Target Rifle respectivly while Albert and Central’s Ernie Mace won F Open.

Brisbane Open and MDRA results

Ash pips B Grader at Ipswich

Ashley Bidgood Crows Nest with Karen Cole North ArmAshley Bidgood Crows Nest with Karen Cole North ArmCrows Nest shooter Ashley Bidgood just prevailed in the hotly contested 2017 Ipswich Open Prize Shoot.

Ashley set the pace with a strong performance to finish just one shot down on 149 with 17 centres and watched several contenders falter on the final 800 metre range in good shooting conditions.

In the end it was B Grader Leigh O’Donnell from Pacific who came closest, also one shot down but pipped with 16 centres.

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QRA Team at National Veterans Team Championships 2017 at BelmontQueensland Flags flying at 300 yd mound actionQueensland Flags flying at 300 yd mound action

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Welcome Beaudesert win for Brendan

B Grade winner Josh Pratt NativesB Grade winner Josh Pratt NativesA change of scenery seems to have agreed with Brendan Parkins who held his nerve to close out a tense Beaudesert Prize Shoot win.

Brendan calmly delivered when needing a possible 50 on the final 500 yard range to pip Lee Robinson with another Beaudesert local Ryan Biss a close third.

There were some outstanding scores in good weather conditions for the contest over 300 yards and 500 yards twice on July 2.

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