OF Rifle Club Rescues the Season

It was great to welcome back an old face not seen at OFRC shoots in recent years. Nick Argent, accompanied by brother David, showed that time cannot dim the fine shooting education offered by the Albert Memorial College, and proceeded to impress the regulars. We hope he’ll make a habit of this!

Nick Argent shows he’s not forgotten how to do it

The weather was glorious: hot sunshine after weeks of grey lifted the gloom as we gathered at Bisley’s Century Range. 0830hrs and 300 yard shooting is not the best way to start the day as the shortest Full Bore range exposes any lapses in technique. There is simply no room for error. Happily the light early morning wind was not an added complication, but we finished with a 6 point disadvantage compared to our foe.

Falling back to 600 yards, the absence of wind allowed the OFs to produce a withering hail of high scores, with a maximum possible scores from Skipper Burnip and David Argent, and 49s for Halahan and McDowell (who spinelessly dropped his last shot for an inner scoring 4).

This advantage was enough to seal the match, but after lunch added insurance was bought with a workmanlike and competent performance at 900 yards. By now the wind had come up and made shooting at extreme long range a difficult proposition.

Victory assured, the Lawrentians capitulated and lost the plot entirely at 1000 yards, and the OFs were clear winners with a massive 52 majority.

OFRC vs Old Lawrentians Saturday 3rd June 2006

  300X 600X 900X 1000X Total
Nigel Burnip 48.3 50.6 46.2 45.1 189.12
Steve McDowell 46.4 49.4 40.0 45.3 180.11
James Mehta 47.4 45.3 46.3 43.2 181.12
onathan Cupper 43.2 47.4 45.5 47.0 182.11
John Halahan 46.2 49.7 48.7 38.1 181.17
OF Totals 230.15 240.24 225.17 218.7 913.63
Old Lawrentians 236.18 227.15 212.8 186.3 861.44
  300X 600X 900X 1000X Total
Also shot:          
Nigel King 46.5 44.2 42.2 42.2 174.11
Robin Curtis 43.2 45.2 38.0 ?  
Brian Smith 38.2 44.0 45.2 36.0 163.4
Nick Argent 45.6 43.1   N/S  
David Argent   50.7      

Robin Curtis coached at 900yds by wind guru John Halahan

Victorious OF shooters

L-R: Halahan, Mehta, King, Cupper, Skipper Burnip with Lizard Goblet, McDowell, Smith, Curtis
(Absent: David & Nick Argent)


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