The match against the Navy started with cloudy sky’s and a cold wind, by the afternoon the sun was out and we were all warm. The wind was tricky, especially in the afternoon coming down the range on Stickledown, but flick left and right.
As no 900 yards targets were available because a large part of the range was being used at 1200 yards, the Navy suggest that 1000 and 1100 yards be booked instead.
We did not have time to shoot ten shot to count at 1100 yards so we shot seven shots to count instead.
We had eight shooters and the Navy six, so I choose six from our eight to be in the team and as usual one of the shooters I did not count in the team had a good score on his first full days full-bore shooting.
It was a close match but we beat the Navy scoring only 4 points more with the same number of V bulls.
|T Rule||P Johnson||50.5||48.5||42.3||29.1||169.14|
|I Dampney||P Johnson||47.3||47.4||42.1||28.1||164.9|
|A Hopkins||P Johnson||46.1||50.6||40.0||28.1||164.8|
|P Johnson||I Dampney||47.3||45.4||37.1||27.1||156.9|
|G Marples||T Rule||46.2||45.4||39.0||18.0||148.6|
|M Sheppard||T Rule||46.5||47.4||27.0||25.1||145.1|
|A Coxon||I Dampney||41.1||44.2||38.0||25.1||148.4|
|S Hopkins||I Dampney||47.5||44.3||37.0||21.1||149.9|
|Lloyds TSB||T Rule||169.14|