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What is on this week:

RIFLE

Rim Fire (23)

@ 50m Pistol Range

Page 43 in QMRC Shoot Format Book

on

Saturday19th August, 2017

Range opens at 08:00

Comp starts at11:00

PISTOL SHOOT


Service Pistol

@ 50m Pistol Range

RANGE OFFICER- TBA

on

Saturday19th August, 2017

at13:00


QMRC NEWS:

QRA Duncanseries matches

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TheQRA Duncan series matches which were conducted on the Duncan range at the Belmont shooting complex over the period Tuesady Wednesday 15/16 Aug 17. For the third year running the QRA has included 303 chambered rifles with blade sights to fireconcurrentlywith the full bore and F classdisciplinesat their Duncan and Queens series.

The QMRC dominated all trophies and the grand aggregate with first and second badges going to Peter Richards and David Hatherall respectively.

Conditions and weather for the two days of the Duncan match were almost perfect with a gentle left to right breeze for the first two distances, 300/500 yards, allowing good elevations and windage settings confirmed. With good firm scores being recorded on the QRA/NRAA standard full bore targets with shooters' firing some rifles, all in 303 British chambers, over one hundred years old the double 600 yard serials reminded all shooters just how challenging iron sight shooting is at medium distances especially with all rifles required to have 'blade' foresight's as apposed to 'rings' as permitted on full bore rifles.

At the conclusion of the four shoots per competitor many lessons were learnt and all enjoyed the day with the wind providing enough variation to make each shot a challenge at the double 600 yards.

The second and final day of the Duncan saw the firing commencing at 900 yards, yes 900 yards, for those who doubt the 303 rifle can be accurate when fired prone with just a sling for support and iron sights were proven wrong.

The final distance match was the 1000 yard ten shot match which is the ultimate challenge for all riflemen at Belmont. With the wind conditions being erratic 'fish tail' from the first shot all competitors faced conditions that tested and in some cases exceeded their current skill levels. All reported that the experience of 1000 yard shooting is amazing to prove to the full bore shootershow good their 303 s are.


Consider this: the rises in elevation in minutes of angle from Peter Richards' Canadian Ross mark 3 are (bare in mind point of aim being an area hold below the aiming mark):

300 - 500 = 11 min

500 - 600 = 4 1/2 min

600 - 900 = 24 min

900 - 1000 = 6 min

A total elevation rise of 48 minutes - if fired at 100 meters the group would be 1220 mm high.


The choice of projectile and load combination varied little with 'Bullet Factory HPFB','Seira Match Kings BTHP' and 'Hornaday BTFMJ' 174 grain projectiles being blasted down range with stout loads of ADI 2208 between 39 and 42.5 grains.


The rifles being used were also varied with 40 % of the field confidently fielding No1 Mk3 configured to range rifles as were the next 40 % using No4 s the odd rifle was the CanadianRoss mark 3 of Peter Richards with it's standard 30 inch barrel which enabled him to get closer to the target at each distance.


Notableachievements and scoresof the QMRC members:

Colin Hall 2nd at 1000 yards day two - 32.1;

Rod Wood - 500 3rd 43.2, second 600 2nd 42.1;

David Hatherall 300 1st 43.1, 500 2nd 44.1, 600 1st 44.0, 600 3rd 40, 900 1st 41, 1000 3rd 31.1

Peter Richards 500 1st 44.1 (on count back), 600 2nd 43, 600 1st 47.6, 1000 1st 42.2


The Duncan match overall scores for the 303 matches:

QRA badge #1 -Peter Richards QMRC252

QRA badge #2 -David Hatherall QMRC243

QRA badge #3 -Jim Breeze (Southern Downs rifle club)222


A special thanks must go to Jim Breeze who as a QRA Board member sponsored and continues to the the one of the main pillars of the 303 shooting movement in QLD many thanks from all the competitors.


By Peter Richards

QMRCCC


QRA Duncan series - 16th & 16th of Aug 2017 - 21


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NATIONAL Firearms Amnesty 1 July - 30 September 2017

2017 National Firearms Amnesty

A National Firearms Amnesty will operate for a period of three (3) months, commencing 1 July to 30 September, 2017.

This means any person, including licence holders, will have the ability to register or surrender unregistered firearms to a firearms dealer or police station without fear of prosecution.


Further, during the firearms amnesty the costs associated with registering a firearm will be waived, meaning, persons wishing to register unregistered firearms will not be charged any permit to acquire fee to register the unregistered firearm.


In Queensland, there are four (4) options available regarding the surrendering or registering unregistered firearms in their possession. These options are:

  • Registering the firearm to an existing firearms licence (subject to the categories and conditions of the licence);
  • Surrendering the firearm at a firearms dealer for commercial sale;
  • Surrendering a firearm at a firearms dealer or police station for safekeeping, pending the issue of a firearms licence; or
  • Surrendering a firearm at a firearms dealer or police station for destruction.


Click here for further information relating to the firearms amnesty.





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