Braithwaite wins rifle association’s shoot

Reigning Guyana and Caribbean individual champion sniper, Lennox Braithwaite continued his winning streak when he won last weekend’s Guyana National Rifle Association (GNRA) second Recorded Shoot at the Timehri Rifle ranges.

Shooting in ‘X’ Class, Braithwaite dropped only two points in the match held at the 300, 600 and 900 yards ranges for an overall aggregate of 118 points with 12 V-bulls from a possible 120 points in hot conditions with the wind changing direction and intensity  at very short notice.

The defending champion shot a possible 50 points with six V-bulls at 300 yards and was also bang-on target at 600 yardswith a possible 35 points with four V-bulls, while he dropped two points at 900 yards for a score of 33 points with two V-bulls.

Ransford Goodluck, who won the first Recorded Shoot two weekends ago finished second with 117 points with 12 V-bulls.

He recorded 48 points with three V-bulls at 300 yards, a possible 35 points with five V-bulls at 600 yards and 34 points with four V-bulls at 900 yards.

Meanwhile, national captain Mahendra Persaud was third with 115 points with 10 V-bulls. He shot 49.5 at 300, 34.3 at 600 and 32.2 at 900 yards. National vice captain Dylan Fields was fourth with 109 points, with scores of 45.1, 31.00 and 33.00 while Inspector Dane Blair was fifth with an overall 101 points and five V-bulls and scores of 42.4, 27.0 and 32.0 at the three ranges.

Charles Deane recorded 98 points with five V-bulls in the ‘O’ Class with scores of 44.3, 30.0 and 24.2. Lt. Col. Terrence Stuart was also in contention but retired due to technical problems with his equipment while debutant Sherwin Felicien had his first taste of competition.

There will be another Recorded Shoot on Sunday at the Timehri Rifle  ranges starting at 10am as preparations continue for the three-day National Championships billed for Sunday November 10, Saturday November  16 and Sunday November 17 at Timehri.

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