Prize meeting to test top shooters
THE Ipswich and District Rifle Club is hosting its annual Open Prize Meet at Ripley on Sunday.
The club, which caters for long range full bore target shooting, has been a part of the sporting history of the local area for more than 150 years.
Participants of full bore generally use .308 or .223 calibre rifles that are specifically configured for long range shooting (300-1000m).
Competitors participate in one of a range of classes which include the use of a scope or aperture sights for sighting the target.
Sunday's open meet will provide another test of skill for the shooters.
The event is shot over the 600m and 800m ranges. Buffeted by Ripley's twitchy breezes, it is a genuine test for any shooter.
The lure of the trying conditions and the prizes on offer draws competitors from all around to compete at Ipswich's home range.
Spectators are welcome on Sunday, between 9am and 3pm.
The range is at 1494 Ripley Rd, South Ripley. Morning tea and a BBQ lunch is available.