Regional duo on target for major prize

ACCOMPLISHED marksmen Rob Rush and Gordon Duncan will test their ability against Australia's best long-range target shooters at the prestigious Queensland Rifle Association's 123rd Queen's Prize this month.

Bundamba-based Rush and Duncan from Karalee are entered in the championships at Belmont Shooting Complex from August 13-17.

Rush, an experienced member of Ipswich Rifle Club, will be one to watch, having previously taken out the overall Queen's Prize in 1995, 1998 and 2003.

He also won the Grand Aggregate in 1978, 1989, 1992, 1995 and 1998.

Duncan, who heralds from the Central Rifle Club, will also be a contender, having won the Davis Aggregate and Grand Aggregate at the 116th Tasmanian Queens Prize in March.

The competition will run from 8am-5pm daily, with the 1000 yard finals culminating at around noon on August 17.

The 2013 competition will continue a grand tradition, starting with a two-day lead-up competition.

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