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Triple title winner

Saturday, 12th January, 2019

Brian Casey had a great year in 2018. PICTURE: Supplied Brian Casey had a great year in 2018. PICTURE: Supplied

Brian Casey completed a stellar year in target shooting last year, picking up three A grade titles in three different disciplines.

At the West Broken Hill Rifle Club, Brian was awarded the A grade club championship in target rifle and the A grade championship in field class.

Brian uses a Barnard 308 calibre fitted with a peep sight for target rifle and an Angel M80 308 with 25 power scope for Field class.

Target rifle is fired from 300, 500, 600, 700, 800 and 900 yards.

Field class is over the same distance but the scoring area is 50 percent smaller.

At the Broken Hill Field And Game Association, Brian was successful in winning the A grade trophy for this sport. A Miroku 12 gauge under and over is used.

Clay targets are launched from all directions to simulate field and game.

To win three A grade titles in the one year at three different disciplines for target shooting is thought by many to be a first in Broken Hill.

Brian said the year finished on a high and was thrilled when three generations of Caseys competed in the Broken Hill Field and Game Associations Christmas shoot, and picked up three leg hams.

Brian won A grade, Travis (son) won B grade and Thomas (grandson) won juniors.

Brian has been shooting for nearly 50 years and said age is no barrier at competing in this sport.

“As long as you are twelve or over and under 100 you can have a go,” he said.

“For anyone with a disability or not physically capable of shooting from the prone position a mobile shooting bench is available where the target shooter sits down to compete.”

Anyone wishing to have a try can contact Captain Peter Jackson 0437 882 054 or Secretary Gary Hanford 0428 509 313 for West Broken Hill Rifle Club and for Broken Hill Field and Game Association, President, Rod Weaver 0407 187 498 or Secretary Josh Holmes 0424 968 802.

Equipment and qualified coaches are available at both clubs and as always Firearm Safety is of the utmost importance and top priority.

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