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Your Committee 2012 -- 2013 President:

Chris Ray

Vice President Treasurer: Secretary &: Chief Instructor Captain:

Peter Southerden Wendy Southerden Paul Feeney

Vice Captain; Rifle

Michael Erdas

Vice Captain, Pistol

Paul Hart

Chief Safety Officer:

Rod Wood

Committee:

Clyde Lee

Peter Richards

Glen Skipworth Dallas Carter Nathan Fennessy Jamie Anderson Gary Lane Webmaster:

David Wyper Brad Baumgart

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Queensland Military Rifle Club Inc., PO Box 9, Carina, Qld. 4152 ABN 36915216681

The comments made and opinions expressed in this newsletter are not necessarily those of the Management Committee or the Editor.

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cONTENTS 1 2 3 4 6-7 8 9 12 13 15 19 20 22 26 29

Committee Contents and new members Web site updates Range Safety Notices Changes to Range Commands Butts duty New Target Holders Captain’s Corner Lone Pine Shuffle QMRC Shield Long Range Rifle International Service Rifle Shot Gun Shoot Scores Captains Shield

new MEMBERS A warm welcome to the following shooters who have joined the QMRC at Belmont since the previous FMJ in December 2012. That’s 42 new members this year, bringing us to a current total of 439.

Zaid Baksh Mario Carbone Craig Carpenter Grant Carpenter Gabriel Chan Michael Charlton Jeffrey Chong Paul Cleary Wesley Compton Jacob Cossart Joshua Cuff Luke Daly Jon Hansford Jonathan Hatten

Justin Hill Dale Jeffery Jason Kluver Michael Landers Noel Langford Lachlan Moore David Nazareth Julian Padgett Martin Phillips Dean Potts Trevor Rock Bruce Rock Christopher Rose Phil Sheppard -2-

Jordan Sippel Amanda Smerdon Terry Smith Justin Smith Simon Spence Pedlar Staines Alan Timcke Daniel Timcke Kyle Timms James Tinalli Mark Townsend Michael Trussler Shayne Whitehouse Jean-Pierre Wolmarans


WEB site update. www.qmrc.org

If you aren’t a viewer already, Queensland Military Rifle Club has a new website where you can find pictures and videos of club events past and present, weekly scores and other valuable information. All members should note that range closure notices and shoot amendments are posted on the front page of the web site. Members intending to attend any Club event must check the web site first. The club is often advised at very short notice of range changes and the web site is our official method of advising members.

Subscribe to WWW.QMRC.ORG QMRC also offer email updates and notices via QMRC news email but members have to subscribe in order to receive it. So if you want updates, news, shoot reports and notices on upcoming shoots and other interesting information sent to you via email, be sure to subscribe to the QMRC news. The subscription box is located on the home page down on the right hand side. Remember to subscribe at www.qmrc.org.

WWW.servicerifle.com.au So what's happening with www.servicerifle.com.au ? Servicerifle.com.au will be used as the primary site for the Australian Service Rifle Association (ASRA) and will be used to link ASRA endorsed shooting clubs. -3-


Permit to fire tag The club has reverted back to the use of the red permit to fire tag on the rifle range. This is due to the high number of shooters participating in the Saturday and Sunday rifle practices. The permit to fire tag is a red metal tag that is used by the range officer to ensure everyone is back from the butts after a cease fire. The Range officer will nominate a shooter who is going to the butts to take the tag with him/her. The nominated shooter will remain in the butts until all shooters have left and will therefore be the last person back. The Permit to Shoot tag will then be handed to the Range Officer. The Range Officer can only open the range when he has possession of the tag.

eci now Compulsory The use of Empty Chamber Indicators (ECI) is now compulsory. ECI's can be purchased from the Range Officer or Safety Officers at the range for $5 each. I can't fit an Empty Chamber Indicator into my Rifle! We know that ECI's don't fit every rifle out there. No problem, if an ECI is unable to be installed into your firearm just talk to the Range Officer before proceeding to the firing line with your firearm.

RANGE OFFICERS’ COURSE The club conducted a Range / Safety / Butts Officers’ course for members on the first weekend of March. If you missed out don't worry, QMRC intends to run a second course in the near future. The date will be posted on the web site once it's confirmed. See the web site for more information -4-


Check Your Firing Pin Protrusion By Glenn Skipworth. A member recently had a mishap with a primer. After close inspection his firing pin protrusion was found to be too great. Question: Why would this be an issue you might ask? Answer: If the firing pin protrusion is too great you will run the risk of a primer being punctured and the result may be a heap of gas blowing back into your face. Eye injures may occur. So please check your firing pin protrusion to prevent this happening to you. Most of the service rifles we use will have Min and Max protrusion and you can have this checked with gauges designed for your rifle. If you are unsure of this please ask around the club and you can have this checked. Any alterations need to be made by a person qualified to do so.

Firing Pin Gauge 1

What happens if your firing pin has excessive protrusion.

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE CHANGES TO RANGE COMMANDS The club has changed the commands that are to be given on the firing line. The aim of this is to unify our commands across rifle and pistol events. The commands “load, action, instant” will be replaced by the following. 1. SHOOTERS TO THE FIRING LINE Shooters move to the firing line with all the equipment necessary to complete the shoot. NO FIREARMS may be taken to the firing line until this order has been given. Once at the firing point shooters may then prepare for the match, remove ECI’s and dry fire. 2. LOAD AND MAKE READY Shooters may fit a charged magazine or load rounds into the firearm. NO rounds are to be loaded until this order is given. The bolt/action may then be closed and the safety catch applied or the bolt is left unlocked. 3. The form of the executive order to fire will depend on the match to be shot. YOU MAY FIRE WHEN YOUR TARGET APPEARS will be the most commonly used command. WATCH AND SHOOT may be used for some rapid or snap events. IN YOUR OWN TIME – GO ON will be used for individual practice shoots. Some timed pistol shoots will commence and cease on a whistle blast. On the Range Officer’s order, shooters will set the safety catch to fire or lock the bolt and engage the target in accordance with the match instructions. -6-


4. CEASE FIRING – UNLOAD AND SHOW CLEAR This order will be given at the end of the match. Shooters will immediately cease firing, remove ammunition, insert ECI’s and wait until the firearm is cleared. 5. RANGE IS CLOSED This order is given after the Range Officer is satisfied that all firearms are clear and is usually followed by an instruction such as “you may remove firearms from the firing line” or, in the case of practice sessions, “You may move forward and patch out”. During practice sessions, firearms at the firing point may not be handled nor may firearms be brought to or removed from the mound while the range is closed. 6. STOP – STOP – STOP This order is an emergency safety order and can be given by any person on the range who sees a dangerous or unsafe situation happening or about to happen. On hearing this command all persons on the range must FREEZE. Shooters remain looking towards the targets; other persons look towards the person who called the order. The Range Officer will ascertain the nature of the problem and will then give appropriate orders or instructions as the situation demands. Remember, SAFETY is the responsibility of EVERYONE on the range. It is every shooter’s responsibility to ensure that you have an ECI fitted while not actually shooting and that all other shooters also have one in the chamber of their rifle. SNAP COMMANDS FOR THE BUTTS When the targets turn to face the shooter and turn away from the shooter the commands given are as simple as FACE and AWAY. -7-


BUTTS’ DUTY – a pain in the butt or what? An essential part of Service Rifle shooting is marking targets for other competitors. It is an important duty and good butts operation is essential for the smooth and timely operation of a match. Every Service Rifle shooter should take as much pride in their butts work as they do in their actual shooting. Butts work is part of the match. It is not a social event. While the match is being shot there should be no talking. Attention must be paid to the target and its operation and to the commands of the Butts officer, NOT the radio. BEFORE THE MATCH COMMENCES Make sure your target is working smoothly. Adjust the weights if necessary. If you have to place or remove a target, ensure that the safety chains are in place. Serious injury could occur if these are not secured properly. Check the patch tin to ensure that there are sufficient patches and shot markers. There must also be a piece of chalk available. DURING SHOOTING Have a number of patches ready. Several of each colour placed on the back of the hand is an efficient system. Have a shot hole marker ready and a shot value device to hand. Watch the stop butt for the ‘splash’ as the round hits. Instantly pull the target down, insert the shot hole marker, and other than for the first shot, patch out the previous hole. Raise the target to full height. Indicate the value of the shot. This process should take no longer than 5 to 7 seconds. As you put the marker in the shot hole note the colour of the area it is in and have the appropriate colour patch ready to patch out when the next shot is marked. Once the match commences you should not be turning back and forth from the patch tin – this wastes time and is inefficient. -8-


RAPIDS and SNAPS In these events it is important that the butts' teams count the shots that their shooter has fired. With two members per target, one operates the target while the other counts the shots. With only one operator it is sometime more difficult but a count should be attempted. The number of shots hitting the stop butt will give an indication of how many holes should be on the target. It is also useful in the case of a ‘challenge for more hits if the butts can give an indication of how many rounds passed through the target area, and can clarify an issue if there has been a crossfire. Sometimes a hit on the mantlet cannot be seen from the firing mound but can be heard or felt in the butts. During major competitions it is not permissible to coach from the butts. However, for club shoots this should be encouraged for shooters having difficulty in getting ‘on target’. By observing the location of the ‘splash’ and the placement of the shot hole, a target operator can learn to judge where shots are going and can give advice. Our aim should be to encourage and help improve the marksmanship of all members. Individuals then become more satisfied with their shooting and the standard of competition improves. GIVE GOOD SERVICE – GET GOOD SERVICE.

Target Turners FACE - AWAY By Andrew Peatey. During a shoot in November last year, high winds caused difficulty in holding exposed targets stationary, which was quickly blamed by many shooters as the reason for their poor scores. To combat this, our Captain recommended the addition of target turners to the club. A plan was devised, I volunteered, emails and photos were exchanged. A robust steel prototype was designed and built and a proof of concept display was given to committee members and interested onlookers.

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MKII was developed with improvements, and streamlined for laser cutting to aid manufacture. The MKII can also be raised and lowered directly face on in “Targets UP” or “Targets DOWN” style. Target turners coming soon to your range.

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Place turner onto the target frame and secure with U-bolts and winged nuts. Place target into the turner in the FACE position. Raise the target frame; rotate the target to the away position using the handle. On the Butts Officer’s command “FACE”, rotate the target to the “FACE” position. On the Butts Officer’s command “AWAY”, rotate the target to the “AWAY” position. REPEAT exposures as per the serial. Serial Complete; rotate the target to the FACE position & lower the target frame. Score and Patch.

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Calendar update. The Club Calendar has been updated and reprinted as Version 2. The main changes to the calendar relate to our Long Range Rifle events due to the location changing from the International Range to the Duncan Range. The new calendar will soon be available online and any event changes that differ from the current calendar will be posted in the club news section of www.qmrc.org. So check the web site prior to turning up. To really appreciate what Club Captain Peter Richards has done for our club, have a look at the QRA Calendar for the 135 range bookings made for QMRC. www.qldrifle.com

Bolt action pen The club has ordered a limited number of locally hand crafted bolt action pens made from CNC machined metal and Queensland timber. You can own one of these foxy pens by waving $35 in front of Paul Feeney next time you see him on the range.

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captain's corner by Peter Richards The new year is here and the opportunities for laying the foundations of success are before every member of the QMRC. The selection of loads and conducting zeroing practices, recording of points of aim and sight settings, training to shoot smaller correctly positioned groups, refining zeros and points of aim, training to fire good groups from positions other than prone, training to shoot rapid and snap techniques and finally, match practice. The sorting and continual improvement of equipment and seeking new information on loading your expensive ammunition are absorbing aspects of most shooting sports. The search for a rifle or pistol that better suits your skills, and developing historical interest will open a completely addictive and exciting path for spending your money and time. The restrictive nature of the firearms laws in all Australian jurisdictions force military rifle discipline competitors to search for, generally, pre 1930 tech rifles and this search and will continue as more obscure models are sought in an effort to find your service rifle nirvana. My own journey in the last decade and a bit of serious civilian service rifle shooting has seen the following service rifles passing through, most remaining in my safe just in case or filling a specialised use. Israeli 98K - 7.62 NATO, USA M1917 - 3006, UK P14 -303Brit, Swiss K31 - 7.5 Swiss, USA M1903A3 - 3006, and my current project, a Brazilian M968 - 7.62 NATO which I have a good feeling, that based on preliminary results, will become my new No 1 gun with a few tweaks (sorry old No 1 guns it's the way I am). The various rules and restrictions of other shooting organisations, such as the SSAA, require specific conditions of originality of firearms to be maintained thereby eliminating some modifications allowed by the QMRC. Then there are the local regional 303 only - 12 -


competitions in which, as the 303 only implies, you can only use service/range rifles chambered in the venerable 303 British cartridge. For this local QRA Full Bore hosted competitions I bring out my new re-barrelled, TSE, Eddystone P14. The variations of the QMRC shoot formats are great in all respects some requiring speed, some require a lighter rifle that is able to be held up while standing, or one giving great precision in the shoots to hit the 'huns head' figure 14 or the centre of the figure 12 target at 300, with the all round challenge being the AIHPA 200 - 600M standard/vintage rifle match being the most demanding match that test the marksmanship skills, reliability of his or her firearm and the physical and mental toughness of the competitor as they endure the 20 shots at 600m to close out this style of match. So the club that you have joined offers you, the member, the opportunity to master or work to get better at you skills if you so desire by encouraging your curiosity and desire to use military, old as they may be, historically important firearms in a safe manner through training and mentoring during your time at the QMRC.

LONE PINE SHUFFLE 03 February 2013 Sunday’s shoot was only a 20 round match, but it ensured that shooters got exposed to a range of targets. Competitors had to fire 5 rounds from 200 meters on each target in four different strings, forced Deliberate, Rapid, Snap and a Mover. With four different figure targets, knowing the targets’ aiming marks and scoring areas is a benefit. Shooters that participated in setting up - 13 -


the targets or that got assigned to the first butts’ party detail had a great opportunity to take advantage of a close up inspection of the targets. The targets used were the Figure 11, Figure 12, Figure 13 and Figure 14 Phase 4 of this match is a string called the mover, where competitors fire 5 rounds within 40 seconds on a figure 11 target that is moving at walking pace. This style of shoot is very dependent on good judgment of the target’s speed x distance for point of aim. Slow walker vs Fast walker x distance. Our club captain Peter provided some good words of advice for shooters who have not been exposed to moving target events before, pointing out some alternative styles of engagement such as the ambush, the follower and the over taker. He also gave shooters a general reference on what their point of aim should be for the distance and speed of the moving target, The ambush - Sighting ahead of the target and waiting for the target to come up to your assessed firing point. The follower - moving your rifle at the same pace as the target while engaging. The over taker – overtake your target by sweeping your sights across it and firing as you come across the target. Knowledge of your equipment is a big key to this event. Knowing your rifle’s point of aim and having a good feel for its trigger are critical. - 14 -


QMRC SHIELD SHOOT 1 of 3. 10 February 2013 The first of three QMRC shield shoots took place on Sunday the 10th Feb with 19 shooters competing. Matches for this event are spaced throughout the year and take place at 300 meters with each match requiring a total of 36 rounds. The aggregates for the shield positions are taken from each competitor’s top two scores. So if you couldn’t attend the first event there's still two more matches to go, and you only need two scores to be in the hunt. It must be emphasised that this match provides a great opportunity for shooters to upgrade their marksmanship as the match covers the base strings of deliberate, rapid and snap with each string starting with two sighting shots.

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QMRC SHIELD 1/3 Pos Shooter 1 N.Fennessy 2 P.Richards 3 C.Lee 4 G.Skipworth 5 T.Rock 6 M.Erdas 7 R.Moimoi 8 I.Skipworth 9 D.Carter 10 B.Rock 11 J.Anderson 12 A.Peaty 13 S.Spence 14 D.Secombe 15 J.Gibbs 16 T.Jones 17 A.Gorlick Masters 1 P. Feeney 2 R. Wood

Aggregate 145.17 127.07 121.07 119.08 109.04 102.04 87.04 85.02 84.01 79.03 71.01 66.03 63.02 62.02 62.01 54.02 43.01

Del 50.05 46.05 40.03 43.03 45.03 40.02 40.02 35.01 34.00 38.01 40.01 35.01 35.02 34.01 33.00 23.00 15.00

84.07 71.02

44.03 40.02

February 10th Rap Snap 48.06 47.06 37.01 44.01 37.02 44.02 40.03 36.02 40.01 24.00 37.02 25.00 32.02 15.00 19.00 31.01 30.01 20.00 22.01 19.01 11.00 20.00 14.01 17.01 14.00 14.00 13.01 15.00 0.00 29.01 13.02 18.00 20.01 8.00 21.03 9.00

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FIREARMS’ AMNESTY. The firearms amnesty is still in place. It will operate until the end of April. Be smart and ensure all your firearms are registered. Contact Chris Ray or Paul Feeney for advice if you are thinking of processing firearms under the amnesty, Chris Ray 3391 7322 (Office Hours) or Paul Feeney 0417 699 562. WARNING: If the firearm you wish to process has been previously registered ANYWHERE IN AUSTRALIA the terms of the amnesty DO NOT APPLY. Check the origins of your firearms and seek advice before acting. http://www.qmrc.org/firearms-amnesty/

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President’s Report By QMRC president Chris Ray. We have had a good start to the year , despite a few interruptions due to rain and floods. Typical Australian climate, it’s either a flood or a drought. Our sympathies go out to friends and family who have lost homes or possessions in the recent adverse weather events. This year we have introduced several new events or innovations. The Hard Core long range event has got off to a good start, although range availability will continue to be a challenge. We have recently trialled a new action event based on the military “Crazy Wall.” Shotgun is now a proper competition, and we have introduced a twice monthly Wednesday night shoot for pistol on the 50m range. If you have noticed my absence on the rifle range lately it is largely due to the fact I have spent much of the last two years or so developing and supervising the pistol shooting matches on the 50m range. We have a new rule book and I’m pleased to say the matches have now acquired a high degree of professionalism and consistent formats while maintaining our usual aim of a relaxed and enjoyable competition. However I am still noticing several members turning up with the wrong or inadequate equipment for certain matches. In particular please remember that pistols over .38 or 9mm, that is class C, can only be used for Metallic Silhouette or Western Action matches. Not our choice, it’s the law! Make sure you read the rule book and make careful note of the match of the day and bring the right equipment. Things like .22 pistols although legal, are not really suitable for Metallic Silhouette or Western Action. Semi auto .45’s are not allowed in Western Action or Service matches. Bringing out the wrong equipment only places a greater strain on the range staff that have to lend equipment and ensure the paperwork is correct whilst conducting a safe and enjoyable match. Participants must help with set up, patching and scoring and help to put away the equipment at the end of the day. - 17 -


The QRA is responsible for the three full bore military classification ranges on the Belmont complex, including the 300m and International ranges which we use. In recent years several problems have arisen which affect our use of these ranges. Creeping development of ranges on the complex has led to overlapping templates, and suburban development of nearby housing has led to a big increase in noise complaints. Overlapping templates affect the International [Cannon Hill] range and noise is affecting the Duncan range. The result has been greater usage pressure on the 300m range that we use most frequently. While every effort is made by the QRA and ourselves to accommodate the scheduled matches, there will inevitably be problems from time to time. Please keep and eye on our new web site www.qmrc.org for the latest updates. You can also subscribe and receive e-mail notifications of any changes and developments. Which brings me to a big thank you to Brad B for setting up and running our new web site www.qmrc.org. It’s full of pics, videos, the latest info and all the bells and whistles. Please keep up to date by checking the website frequently. We have a lot of new members with over 400 on the books now. This has led to big turn ups on our popular 100m shoot days. Often the entire firing point is occupied and all target frames in use. Please don’t hog the mound all morning during practise and make room for others. Try to limit yourselves to a max of 3-4 details before turning over the spot to someone else. With such a long firing point we now need at least 3 Safety Officers to supervise, so those who have done the Range Officers’ course, or are similarly qualified, please help out, but bear in mind that safety is every body’s responsibility. If you see unsafe practises or are not sure what to do, please talk to the senior Range Officers and Captains. Looking forward to seeing you all on the rifle range again soon – I have some new toys I’m dying to try out.

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LONG RANGE RIFLE MATCH. 24 February 2013 Our first long range rifle event took place on Duncan Range. The aim of the first long range rifle event was to run it as an introduction to allow shooters to log trajectory data for their rifles, starting at 300 yards and moving back 100 yards at a time until they reached 900 yards. This allowed shooters to record elevation adjustments for a specific rifle with a specific load. With all shooters using .308 calibre rifles and the majority of them opting to use 155gr projectiles the elevation variance across the field was minimal. Great team work was shown in the preparation at each range as shooters where encouraged to call out the amount of elevation they would add to make sure everyone was in the same ball park. This method helped to produce quick results and cut ammunition wastage. Shooters would fire 3 round groups at each distance, Members in the pits would then mark the target with spotting discs and show it to the shooter. If required the shooter would make scope adjustments and fire a second group for confirmation. Only two shooters ran into problems one having inadequate scope elevation to allow for correct adjustment at 800 yards and the second had problems finding the target at 900 yards due to a loose rifle components. Having only two shooters with identified problems is a great start and having - 19 -


identified the problem in the practice will give them time to correct the issue before the first competitive shoot kicks off. With projectile flight time in excess of 1 second at the longer distances shooters have enough time to recover from recoil and see through their scope the splash of dirt come out from behind the target. The next long range rifle will be on the 28th April and will also be used as a training event. If you're interested feel free to come along.

International service rifle 10 march 2013 The hours leading to the day’s match were not encouraging, with heavy showers reported from the travelers living in the west. However, when the details were arranged there were twenty shooters in attendance for the first international service rifle event of 2013. The weather produced a variety of light and windage conditions; from over-cast in the morning to a build-up of humidity before a couple of heavy showers and some rapidly moving clouds. By midday the sun had reappeared and started to cook those on the 600 mound.

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Some fish-tail winds gave way to a seemingly steady left wind at times. Having said all that, the conditions were challenging and required constant attention by all marksmen on the given distance. Because of the rapid growth of the QMRC in recent months, there were some new shooters who were not familiar with the match and were welcomed onto the range in the range briefing. To help and encourage these new shooters they were paired up with old hands. This arrangement helped the match run at a good pace. A few shooters even managed to shoot new personal best scores and at the end of the day, if you’re shooting new personal best scores you’re improving and that's all the matters. So keep practicing and WE HOPE to see you at the next International Service Rifle 200 600 meter match. If longer distance shooting interests you, have a look at the 'Long Range' match on www.qmrc.org and come along to the next 'extreme' distance match (Long Range) shoot. It’s a blast!

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SHoT GUN SHOOT 17 March 2013

Ron Moimoi on the firing line

The shoot was conducted in some very hot and humid conditions, a light wind from behind made the afternoon shoot bearable. Jamie Anderson 1st; Peter Ward 2nd; Club Captain Peter Richards 3rd; with honorable mention of new shooter and club member Jon Paratz showing great potential with a score of 58 after receiving some invaluable on the spot introduction tips from Nick Ringenoulds.

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BIG SHOOTS COMING UP. North Arm Rifle Club's ANZAC Memorial .303 Rifle Competition. North Arm Rifle Club will be hosting its annual .303 event at Davison Range Complex on the 21st April. The event is a 36 round match and is shot over distances of 300, 400 and 500 yards, with 2 sighters and 10 to count at each distance. As it is only a short drive up the coast, members are encouraged to attend this match. Davison range is well maintained range and this is one of the best .303 events going. If you have a .303 try your best to get there, you will not be sorry. For more information see the North Arm Rifle Club's flyer. http://www.qldrifle.com/images/pdfs/2013/Fliers/303_Prize_Meeting_2013.pdf

Long Range Rifle - 28th April QMRC shield, 2nd of 3

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Three Barrel Revolver/Gun techwarelabs Born from the notion that you can never plug a bad guy enough, the Three Barrel Revolver was born. Because yes you can truly die from lead poisoning though you will probably bleed out long beforehand. The Three Barrel Revolver fires three 6.35mm bullets simultaneously. The revolver itself holds 18 bullets so you can technically fire this beast 6 times before you need to reload. Hell if you have to reload this thing on a perp you are better off just running. I’m reminded of the DoubleMint Gum commercial jingle here for some reason. There is of course no holder for this massive lead storm firing freak but then it’s a one off so we are not surprised. So the next time you are tempted to break into some guy’s house remember, you might be looking down more than one barrel and maybe even more than two.

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Weekly SCORES 2013 Grouping January 6th 100m On Handicap 1 M.Erdas 93.05 2 P.Richards 88.05 3 C.Lee 86.02 4 D.Carter 75.05 5 M.Buckingham 70.02 6 D.Secombe 70.01 7 A.Bloxham 66.03 8 A.Peatey 66.01 9 J.Tinalli 26.00 Off Rifle 1 P.Richards 88.05 2 M.Erdas 88.05 3 C.Lee 81.02 4 D.Carter 70.05 5 D.Secombe 65.01 6 A.Peatey 61.01 7 M.Buckingham 60.02 8 A.Bloxham 51.03 9 J.Tinalli 26.00 Master class 1 P.Feeney 99.14 2 R.Wood 57.03 Open 1 B.Baumgart 67.01 2 P.Swalens 66.03 3 Anon 41.01 4 D.Wyper 30.01

Balloon Shoot January 12th 100m On Handicap 1 D.Carter 95.05 2 J.Anderson 92.07 3 A.Peatey 91.07

4 M.Erdas 5 P.Richards 6 M.Buckingham 7 I.Skipworth 8 G.Skipworth 9 C.Lee 10 D.Secombe 11 G.Bookallil 12 P.Rochford 13 J.Tinalli Off Rifle 1 D.Carter 2 P.Richards 3 M.Erdas 4 J.Anderson 5 A.Peatey 6 M.Buckingham 7 G.Skipworth 8 C.Lee 9 D.Secombe 10 I.Skipworth 11 G.Bookallil 12 J.Tinalli 13 P.Rochford Master class 1 R.Wood 2 P.Feeney Open 1 J.Kirjan 2 D.Welsby 3 B.Baumgart 4 M.Skipworth

88.11 88.10 87.03 76.07 76.04 75.07 75.04 69.03 63.01 54.01 90.05 88.10 83.11 82.07 81.07 77.03 75.04 73.07 70.04 66.07 59.03 44.01 37.01 73.03 52.02 71.04 57.04 48.02 22.00

the dash January 20th 100m On Handicap 1 P.Richards 100.19 2 A.Peatey 100.08

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3 G.Bookallil 4 M.Erdas 5 N.Fennessy 6 T.Rock 7 T.Contessa 8 P.Southerden 9 G.Contessa 10 M.Buckingham 11 A.Bloxham 12 S.Spence 13 D.White 14 M.Charlton 15 P.Rochford Off Rifle 1 P.Richards 2 M.Erdas 3 N.Fennessy 4 T.Rock 5 A.Peatley 6 G.Bookallil 7 T.Contessa 8 P.Southerden 9 S.Spence 10 M.Buckingham 11 G.Contessa 12 A.Bloxham 13 M.Charlton 14 D.White 15 P.Rochford Master class 1 Anon 2 R.Wood Open 1 D.Welsby 2 B.Baumgart 3 B.Peters Visitors B.Rock M.White

100.05 99.18 99.13 96.13 94.06 91.01 83.03 78.04 76.01 74.03 63.02 51.00 42.00 100.19 98.18 98.13 96.13 90.08 85.05 84.06 76.01 74.03 73.04 73.03 61.01 51.00 28.02 17.00 94.11 81.02 90.12 64.04 49.03 48.02 22.01


5 C.Lee 6 M.Erdas 7 A.Gorlick 8 P.McGuinness 9 P.Rochford 10 D.Carter 11 I.Wallace 12 S.Spence 13 E.Keast Off Rifle 1 P.Richards 2 A.Peatey 3 J.Willcox 4 G.Bookallil 5 C.Lee 6 M.Erdas 7 P.McGuinness 8 D.Carter 9 A.Gorlick 10 I.Wallace 11 S.Spence 12 E.Keast 13 P.Rochford Master class 1 Anon 2 R.Wood 3 P.Southerden Open 1 W.Compton 2 B.Baumgart

76.03 73.03 73.02 72.05 67.01 61.01 59.00 58.01 58.00

lone pine shuffle

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Febuary 3rd 200m On Handicap 1 P.Richards 89.03 2 N.Fennessy 82.03 3 P.McGuinness 76.02 4 Anon 74.03 5 C.Lee 64.01 6 M.Erdas 64.01 7 P.Rochford 60.00 8 D.Carter 59.01 9 B.Rock 56.01 10 T.Rock 50.01 11 S.Spence 49.01 12 I.Skipworth 48.02 13 M.Trussler 38.00 14 A.Peatey 35.00 Off Rifle 1 P.Richards 89.03 2 N.Fennessy 81.03 3 P.McGuinness 66.02 4 M.Erdas 63.01 5 C.Lee 62.01 6 Anon 59.03 7 D.Carter 57.01 8 B.Rock 56.01 9 T.Rock 50.01 10 S.Spence 49.01 11 I.Skipworth 38.02 12 M.Trussler 38.00 13 P.Rochford 35.00 14 A.Peatey 30.00 Master class 1 R.Wood 13.00 Open 1 P.Feeney 77.02 2 G.Skipworth 65.03 3 T.Jones 54.02 4 B.Baumgart 46.00 5 P.Swalens 36.01 6 S.Adamson 36.00

Febuary 17th 100m On Handicap 1 R.Moimoi 108.16 2 J.Anderson 108.16 3 D.Carter 99.18 4 C.Lee 99.14 5 A.Peatey 98.11 6 A.Bloxham 96.14 7 P.Feeney 90.11 95.10 8 G.Bookallil 83.13 83.04 9 Anon 77.11 80.05 10 M.Erdas 74.10 79.05 11 B.Baumgart 74.06 75.03 12 I.Skipworth 71.11 42.03 13 S.Spence 70.08 70.05 14 M.Clulow 59.00 59.01 Off Rifle 48.02 1 R.Moimoi 98.16 44.00 2 C.Lee 97.14 43.01 3 D.Carter 94.18 43.00 4 J.Anderson 93.16 42.01 5 A.Peatey 88.11 6 P.Feeney 85.11 51.01 7 A.Bloxham 81.14 50.01 8 B.Baumgart 74.06 29.01 9 G.Bookallil 73.13 10 M.Erdas 73.10 87.05 11 Anon 67.11 49.01 12 I.Skipworth 61.11 13 S.Spence 60.08 Multi-positional snap 14 M.Clulow 34.00 March 3rd 200m

section attack Febuary 23rd On Handicap 1 P.Richards 2 J.Willcox 3 G.Bookallil 4 A.Peatey

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200m 95.10 90.05 89.05 88.04

Washed Out


International SR March 10th 200-600m Off Rifle 426.03 1 P.Richards 423.04 2 T.Rock 370.02 3 B.Rock 298.00 4 A.Peatey 5 I.Skipworth 287.02 242.01 6 J.Ryan 218.00 7 M.Charlton 89.00 8 P.Rochford Master class 313.00 1 R.Wood Open 486.17 1 S.Fletcher 2 N.Fennessy 474.06 472.09 3 D.Carter 447.06 4 C.Lee 5 G.Skipworth 408.04 407.05 6 R.Moimoi 7 W.Compton 397.00 342.01 8 C.Fletcher 9 S.Spence 333.01 10 C.Hall 102.01

rapid March 17th 100m On Handicap 1 M.Erdas 96.15 2 C.Lee 94.10 3 T.Contessa 92.07

4 T. Jones 5 P. Richards 6 A.Peatey 7 J.Anderson 8 L.Kipping 9 R.Moimoi 10 Anon 11 G.Bookallil 12 P.Swalens 13 R.Wood 14 S. Spence 15 I.Skipworth Off Rifle 1 M.Erdas 2 C.Lee 3 P. Richards 4 A.Peatey 5 T.Contessa 6 L.Kipping 7 R.Moimoi 8 J.Anderson 9 T. Jones 10 G.Bookallil 11 ANON 12 R.Wood 13 P.Swalens 14 S. Spence 15 I.Skipworth Open 1 A.Gorlick 2 P.Ryan 3 B.Baumgart

92.03 88.11 88.07 83.04 79.05 79.03 77.07 67.05 58.02 55.01 47.02 34.02 95.15 93.1 88.11 83.07 82.07 77.05 74.03 73.04 67.03 65.05 62.07 53.01 48.02 42.02 24.02

shotgun results January 12th 1 P.Ward 2 P.Richards 3 J.Anderson 4 A.Peatey 5 B.Baumgart 6 N.Ringenoldus 7 M.Buchingham

93 93 84 74 59 44 43

March 17th 1 J.Anderson 2 P.Richards 3 P.Ward 4 Leo 5 R.Moimoi 6 J.Paratz 7 N.Ringenoldus 8 A.Peatey 9 P.Lindsay

89 82 83 72 69 58 38 38 15

70.08 60.08 50.01

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The Captain’s shield The Captain’s shield is a shield shoot dedicated to our club captains of past and present. It is for the current Captain to design, brief competitors, conduct and award the captain’s shield to the competitor that scores the highest handicap score. For all other shooters the day is regarded as a surprise shoot and they don't get to find out the format until they arrive at the range on the day. All they know is it's a 100m shoot. This year, Club Captain Peter Richards, decided the Captain’s Shield format would be borrowed from the Australian Army' Skill at Arms Meeting using a locally built copy of the range prop used by the AASAM - a barricade, but known to the Army shooters as the 'crazy wall' So we posed the following questions to our Captain about the barricade. Q. Why did you choose the Crazy Wall for the captain’s shield? A. “By far the norm of competition shooting is with the firearm upright, without any restrictions in vision, and being required to adopt directed fire positions. The Crazy Wall does away with all of these predisposed ideas on how a rifle is supposed to be fired. By demonstrating positions that have been used in the AASAM in recent years, the QMRC competitors were able to arrive at their own variations to produce very creditable scores on the day. But to answer the question directly; the Crazy Wall is very different from any other style of shooting that a civilian could do and combines a yoga style workout and the feeling that you have just run a couple of miles, all at the same time.” Q. What’s your hot tip for shooting from the barricade? A. “Conduct points-of-aim practice sessions to confirm the spot that your sights have to find relevant to the figure target, taking into account the extreme positions that the firearm could be held to hit the V bull.” Q. The biggest mistake you see shooters do on the barricade A. “Thinking 'outside the norm' is how I would put the issue that was apparent on the day. While the QMRC is right up there with IPSC with introducing imaginative shooting formats, the 'Crazy Wall' took this to a whole new level of difficulty. The service shooter is hamstrung by the

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same-old same-old formats of deliberate, rapid, and snap fire from the prone, sitting, kneeling and standing unsupported positions, all the correct foundation skills. The next step is to acknowledge that the shooter has mastered these core skills and move on to more challenging formats which increase the level of difficulty by introducing 'props' such as the barricade.” A final comment from the Captain: “I was very impressed by the enthusiasm of all who attempted the wall, including the Master Class competitors who gave it a go. I would like to see this style of 'crazy wall introduced to the shoot format book in the future. The mix of marksmanship, flexibility and mental application required to produce a good score is the next logical advancement of service shooting and may even be introduced as a demonstrator/exhibition match for the ASG and/or the State Championships.”

Master class P.Feeney Anon R.Wood Open P.Swalens

Off Rifle

March 24th On Handicap 1 T.Jones 2 I.Wallace 3 P.Richards 4 S.Spence 5 J.Ryan 6 P.Kelly 7 C.Lee 8 R.Moimoi 9 P.Rochford 10 A.Gorlick 11 J.Willcox 12 P.Southerden

On Handicap

Captains shield

100.04 96.07 91.12 91.05 88.06 85.02 83.07 76.03 65.00 58.00 34.00 32.01

75.04 81.07 91.12 76.05 78.06 60.02 82.07 71.03 40.00 33.00 29.00 22.01 89.10 81.04 65.03 88.08

John Willcox shows how it's done at the Wall, with Club Captain Richo in close support.

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FOR SALE SECTION added to the WEB www.qmrc.org has a for sale section that is available for members to list their ads for free. So if you have shooting related items that you want to sell, send your ads to forsale@qmrc.org with a photo of your item and the required information and description. Remember, to satisfy legal requirements of Queensland and other States, you cannot sell ammunition, and ads for firearms for sale must state the serial number and the seller’s licence number.

Weapons act safety courses now cost more

Following increasing costs and fees, we have joined the QRA in raising our charges to $100 for an A&B Certificate, $185 for a full A,B,H course and, for those already holding an A&B category licence, an additional Cat H certificate will cost $85. These prices are still very reasonable as reports have been received of some instructors charging $150 to $200 for a basic Cat AB certificate. When referring people to our courses, please ensure you quote the correct prices. Full details of the Club’s Weapons Act Safety Courses are on our website www.qmrc.org

Gun show dates Local gun shows coming up over 2013 June 15-16

Pavilion Gympie Showgrounds. Gympie.

July 21-22

Redbank Sports Complex, Smith & Collingwood Dr.

September 21-22

Building 10 & 11 The Avenue RNA Showgrounds.

November 23-24

Redbank Sports Complex, Smith & Collingwood Dr.

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FMJ - April 2013  

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