ON FIRE: Bloomsbury’s Jim Farr had a ripper of a weekend.
ON FIRE: Bloomsbury’s Jim Farr had a ripper of a weekend. Contributed

Farr as eye can see

IT TURNED out to be the Jim Farr show on the Roddy Hughes Road SSAA Range last Sunday.

The first competition was Open Lever Action and Bloomsbury's Farr put the writing on the wall that he would be on his game by leading easily with a well compiled 124.2 at the 100 metre targets.

The Bowen trio of Les Fowler 89, Brian Schwarz 84 and junior Ethan Durnford 81, were the best of the rest.

Farr scored 141 at 50 metres while Bowen's Les Fowler with 155 looked likely to be the only challenger.

In "Rapid Fire", Airlie's Norbert Gross with 46.1 and Bowen's Ross Barty and Fowler, both on 46, narrowly topped Farr on 41 but to no avail with him winning easily on 306.2.

Fowler was second on 284 with Gross a long way back for third on 229.2.

The next match was Cowboy Pistol Calibre Silhouette where Gross threw out a strong challenge to Farr.

Shooting first, Gross scored eight out of 10 of the small chicken targets and nine out of 10 pigs.

Farr followed with scores of seven and nine to trail by one and it looked like he was in for a tough match.

After the difficult turkeys it was Farr who led by two from Gross with Fowler a further four back.

Fowler shot first on the rams scoring five for a total of 23.

Gross stepped up to the firing line and notched four which was enough to lead Fowler by one.

It was then up to Farr to defend his lead and defend it he did, with an amazing 10 out of 10 rams, and a final AAA score of 32.

 

NEXT WEEKEND

Next Saturday Bench Rest Shooters have the range to themselves with a scheduled start time of 9am.

Sunday Western (single action) shooters are up first with a 9am start time to be followed by single action.


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