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Record number take part in competition - Australia

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  1. Joe Potosky

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    Record number take part in competition

    CHARLIE WHITELEY - Daily Advertiser - Australia

    In all, nearly 600 shooters registered for the championships with all events incurring an increase of at least 30 per cent in participation from previous years.

    CEO of the Australian Clay Target Association (ACTA) Carrie Elton was ecstatic at the amount of shooters who took part in the championships.

    “With nearly 600 shooters taking part in the competition it proves the sport is taking off,” Elton said.

    “It was great for the championships to be so strongly contested by people from all around Australia.”

    Some outstanding shooting was on display throughout the course of the week, with American Leo Harrison III, regarded by many as the greatest shooter of all time, putting on an incredible exhibition of shooting that will not be forgotten for some time.

    “Harrison III set a new national record in the point score event,” Elton said.

    “He was shooting fantastically and got 300 points from the 300 on offer which gave him the win in the double A grade event.”

    Other standout performances during the week were Steve Atkins who was the overall winner of the high gun event while Tracey Barton was a deserved recipient of the Susie Balogh scholarship.

    “Tracey Barton shot well and was the leading junior female at the championships,” Elton said.

    “By being the recipient of the scholarship she has a good opportunity to improve on her shooting in the future.”

    Australian Olympian Russell Mark competed at the championships at the beginning of the week however he had to leave Wagga to compete in a world cup event in Beijing.

    Mark will be competing at the Beijing Olympics in the double trap event in what will be his fifth Olympic games.
     
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  3. dverna

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    Does this mean the Aussie's are not suffering from high ammo and lead prices?

    30% increase is great news -and their guns laws are quite severe.

    A tip of the hat to the shooting organization(s) down-under. You must be doing something right!!

    Don
     
  4. Bisi

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    Congratulations to the shooters down under. Sounds like you’re doing all the right things.

    I sure hope I can get down there sometime and shoot with you lads.

    Wonder what it would cost to charter a plane for a flight from US to Australia? I bet we could fill it up with a couple hundred trapshooters and their gear.
     
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    Ammo prices range from $AU 150 to $AU200 per 500 case or i/2 this per flat
    Lead prices range from $AU55 to $AU90 per 10 kg [22lb] bag . Powder , wads and primers are killers also. We DO not have the luxury of multiple choice in wads , mainly only Winchester Pink or grey > At present the AU $ is about 92cent US$
     
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