PASSING OF BARRY HILZINGER
Very sad news, iconic rimfire benchrest shooter Barry Hilzinger has passed away yesterday (Saturday 15 October) following a long battle with cancer.
Barry was a good friend and mentor to many shooters and will be remembered for having a "heart of Gold" and was always doing someone a good turn.
In his own right Barry was in the very top echelon of rimfire benchrest shooters, with top placings in many big events over the years right up untill becomming ill ! He was a renowned carbon stock builder and rifle builder and also rifle tuner and his huge input into the sport will be sadly mised.
At the Coffs Harbour 4 day centrefire "Super Shoot" a fitting minutes silence was observed for Barry and also recently passed Bob Blacklock.
Barry will be sadly missed by all who knew him. We have lost a really exceptional man and good friend.
May we all extend deepest sincere condolences to Barry's wife Maureen and the Hilzinger family.
John Radford Coffs Harbour