Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Henley Trinity Rifle Club news

FOUR members of the club attended the National Smallbore Rifle Association’s meeting at Bisley in August.

FOUR members of the club attended the National Smallbore Rifle Association’s meeting at Bisley in August.

This meeting pits .22 inch target shooters used to shooting indoors against the elements outdoors over ranges of 50 metres and 100 yards.

The sun shone but the Bisley wind played its usual tricks, gusting just as the trigger is squeezed.

Club secretary Chris Gibbs came first in the C class weekend aggregate (60 shots at each distance), winning the Elles Challenge Shield, a special medal and promotion to B class, with a score of 1,125 out of a possible 1,200.

Member Harry Taylor came first in the D class Eley competition, a three-stage competition with the finals held at Bisley, winning a  gold medal and 1,000 rounds of top of the range Tenex ammunition.



The club’s own competition season is drawing to a close and winners will be announced at the annual dinner in November.

Teams are now being selected to represent the club in the Oxfordshire and Berkshire winter leagues.

Despite the small membership, the club punches above its weight by fielding four shooters in the two counties’ teams.

The club’s indoor range has benefited from redecoration and investment in modern shooting equipment, making it welcoming to old and new members.

More than half the members are accredited range conducting officers and two accredited club instructors are on hand to introduce novice shooters to this Olympic sport.

For more information, visit www.henley-rifles.co.uk



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