STAWELL - Stawell Rifle Club conducted its first weekend of match rifle practice on the new electronic target system last weekend.
The attendance was the best it has been in recent months as the club has had a number of washouts to contend with.
Eight shooters arrived on Sunday morning to practice to add to Saturday's contenders, however, not all of those who arrived on Sunday were in time to take part in the three ranges of the shoot allocated to the Sunday.
The three range match rifle shoot is shot over 1000, 1100, 1200 yards.
The shooting conditions were good, but not as good as the first shooter's score and the plot showed on the electronic systems as a 75.10 with a true waterline plot of shots between the two outer extremes of the bulls eye.
The shooter at 1000 yards Peter Rix wanted a copy of the plot to put on his wall at home but unfortunately he cannot use it as it is just a souvenir to remind shooters that if the plugs aren't plugged correctly, the electronic devise cannot record the score correctly.
This weekend the Stawell Rifle Club is to host the first round of the Skene Shield for this year.
The round was supposed to have been back in July, but the rain forced it to be called off and reallocated to this weekend.
The second round is shot the following weekend at Horsham.
Club members are reminded that a plate for afternoon tea is required.