Shooters keep focus in intense Bisley heat

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Meanwhile, nine maximum scores were recorded, although no one shooter was able to maintain this at all of the distances.

In the 600 yard Alexandra competition, Richard Benest led the way with a 50.7 v-bulls, followed by Cliff Mallett and Daniel Richardson on 50.6.

Simon de Gruchy, Bruce Horwood, Alan Le Sueur and James Marshall also shot maximums during the day.

However, the main problems occurred at long range.

The 900 yard Duke of Cambridge, for example, was fired in a vicious wind that went from 0 to 8 minutes right, a spread that was enough to punish shooters not used to such distances.

The value of being able to practise long range shooting at Les Landes was proven once again, however, as Grand Aggregate-threatening disasters were avoided.

Alex Langley was the highest placed Jerseyman as he recorded a superlative 50.5v.

Meanwhile, in the Grand Aggregate on Saturday, Colin Mallett was the highest placed Jerseyman as he finished 14th in the Daily Telegraph competition with a 75.11v ex 75.15v.

Elsewhere, Victoria College student Jonny Du Feu was highest placed from all of the Island contingent, his 48.5v ex 50.10v putting him into 16th place in the final non-Grand Aggregate competition, the 1000 yard Lovell.

Shooter Daniel Richardson said last night: ‘compared to last year when conditions were really tough, the hot weather and the mirage effect means that every shooter has to give 100 per cent concentration with every shot.

‘At the moment in the top 50, Richard Benest has only dropped three points while Colin Mallett and David Le Quesne have only dropped five.’ The Grand Aggregate continues until Thursday.

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