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TheJet
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Nationals

Nationals here we come at four o'clock tomorrow morning
What lies ahead for us as far as conditions etc will be what it is
Wish everyone safe travelling and the very best of luck.

Bill Collaros
Best of luck to all.

Keep us posted with results...

Benny i have a question for you, how come some of your posts have " Kaos, all the gear and some idea: and some have nothing, are you only a part timer at Kaos ? Smile

Bill Collaros
Sydney - Australia
"Shoot to Thrill"

TheJet
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Must be a glitch

Gotta be some sort of glitch I suppose Bill
Will have to see what kind of internet we have at Springsure but I will endeavour to put up scores

Team KAOS
All the gear and no idea

Kergeo
You'll have to ask Maxwell

You'll have to ask Maxwell Smart about KAOS.

Kergeo

Bill Collaros
Good man thanks

Good man thanks

Bill Collaros
Sydney - Australia
"Shoot to Thrill"

TheJet
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Scores for light rifle groups

Scores for light rifle groups

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Team KAOS
All the gear and no idea

Bill Collaros
Thanks Ben

Well done Sully, looks like a bit of Kaos, a bit of Muggles, a bit of Eley and a bit of Lapua, with lotsa of ideas and lotsa gear

Bill Collaros
Sydney - Australia
"Shoot to Thrill"

TheJet
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Hard

Very hard range to work out and it kicks you hard for getting it wrong
Have no idea how to shoot better there tomorrow
But will just use the force I reckon

Team KAOS
All the gear and no idea

TheJet
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Heavy groups

Heavy groups

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Team KAOS
All the gear and no idea

TheJet
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Two gun rimfire groups

Two gun rimfire groups

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Team KAOS
All the gear and no idea

TheJet
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First day of IRB

Well you will never guess who is winning

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Team KAOS
All the gear and no idea

wally289
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North Queensland shooters

You are all holding your own let the rest of Australia know your there GO the NORTH

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Wombat

Bill Collaros
Looking at the scores

It must be tough conditions Benny, who wore the coveted ears today ?

Bill Collaros
Sydney - Australia
"Shoot to Thrill"

TheJet
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Tricky range

It certainly isn’t an easy range at all
The good blokes seem to make it look a lot easier than it is

Team KAOS
All the gear and no idea

TheJet
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Final irb

This is how it ended up

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Team KAOS
All the gear and no idea

Bill Collaros
Thanks Ben

Well done Neil a National IRB Championship is a big deal. Special mention the Eley Kid right up there with the Adults again Caden well done. Look forward to an equipment list if available.

Bill Collaros
Sydney - Australia
"Shoot to Thrill"

Micky T
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Congratulations Neil.

Congratulations Neil on what looked like a hard fought win.
Looking forward to your match report.
Cheers Mick

RFBR HOF#1 HCBR HOF#7
Dig
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Match Report

You guys will have to wait until tomorrow or even the next day. After 4 days shooting and a 9 hour trip home I'm stuffed.
2 days of serious IRB competition at Springsure will do that to you.
And the fact I'm getting older doesn't help either.

dig

Team KAOS - Lurking with intent
All the gear and "a bit more of an" idea

Brett
Well earned rest

Congradulations Digs, you have earnt the time off.

Peter Armstrong Mk1
Congratulations Digs on your

Congratulations Digs on your 2nd IRB nationals win.

That’s the 10th IRB nationals and in that time only 2 shooters have won it twice. At some point the BR committee will need to look at Hall of Fame points for IRB, so in time you could end up being IRB HoF #1

Peter

RBA HoF #1 (2007)

BigStick
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Rimfire

Its rimfire Peter. Have you got 10 years to wait?
Kim

Peter Armstrong Mk1
Kim

Kim

I did say at some point and if we don’t start annoying the BR committee about it it’ll be 20 years. If IRB shooters are good enough to be sent overseas to represent Australia/SSAA they are good enough to have their own HoF.

I was wrong 3 shooters have won the IRB nationals twice, Mitch Taller 2010 & 2011 I missed it the 2011 & 2012 IRB nationals results are missing from the results page on this forum, but I have them.

Peter

RBA HoF #1 (2007)

Dig
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Team KAOS cleans up @ the Nationals

OK I'm awake (I think) so here it goes.
I'll start off at the end by drawing your attention to the fact that Team KAOS members won each of the events, just in case you missed that point in reading the results. Sully won the light rifle, Normy the heavy rifle and I snuck in for the IRB win.
I'm also going to restrict my comments to the IRB comp, and let someone else talk about the benchrest days. I suck at benchrest, especially light rifle with a 6x scope. It's rather demoralising trying to shoot a target where you cannot see an aiming point other than that black square box. You'll get away with using that on a range like Coffs but with the conditions in Springsure you might just as well sit a the bench and flog yourself with a stick of wet celery. Richard Powell forgot to turn up for one detail and was given a 2 1/2" penality and he even beat me on that card. I think I had those ears on most of the day. Even when the heavy event came around I think the care factor was just not there. So if I cannot get my eyes fixed, Stuart is going to have an assistant scorer next year and someone to share the Minnie Mouse ears for being the biggest woose.
Saturday afternoon after shooting finished saw what looked like a field of 2500 flags and probes re-arranged to cater for the 18 bench rotation for the IRB matches. A short practice period to re-sight rifles after the 100 yard cards didn't do much for people's confidence for the coming days. Saturday's highlight, other than the end of the benchrest comp, was the dinner. About 50 people sat down to share a meal before the presentations.
It appears that a number of people agree that IRB is the game as the shooter numbers continued to build towards with 55 sitting down on Sunday and Monday. Even Stuart made an appearance on the line. It was good to see a couple of high profile centrefire shooters even having a go as well. Willy is still trying to workout how to get more powder into a rimfire round and Dave has decided his gunsmithing fee for rimfire work has to double just to cover the frustration factor.
I'm thinking the old saying "I'd rather be lucky than good" covered the bench draw. I do not usually watch people shooting but I did notice that the conditions down on the right end of the range were maybe a little more difficult that the rest of the benches, not that any other bench or detail got it "sweet".
Now for anyone who has never shot at Springsure, I suppose I could describe it as Newcastle on steroids. Switchy conditions with 2 small berms at 25 and 35 providing "un-explained" lift and gravity defying results, left a lot of people scratching their heads. An indicator of the conditions might just be the fact that there were only 2x250 cards shot over the week-end. Congratulations to Greg Roulston and Stuart Ellio. Stuart's was even more impressive as a comeback score after his first card. Depending on the conditions for the detail, cards were finished anywhere between 5 minutes and 19m50s. Billy ended up with 5 to go with 30s and I got down to 15s with 3 to go on one card. It was a case of just picking the time to shoot. Day 1 ended up pretty tight at the top with 1 point separating the top 4 shooters. Conditions on day 2 appeared no worse than day 1 but the scores seemed to be more variable across the field.
In the end, Qld dominated the Top 10 with Robin the only interloper in an otherwise clean sweep. Caden kept us all honest with a solid 5th place. I believe Norm is seriously considering raiding the comic collection to finance another father/son trip to Malta in 2020.
Even with 4 details, the 20 minute time limit meant that it was game over red rover early in the afternoon. Presentations over, a number of people took the opportunity to start the journey home. Team KAOS took of to see the local sights led buy our trusty guide. Sully the "Mayor of Springsure".
I couldn't finish this report without thanking a number of people. Firstly the members of the Springsure club. Led by Gavin and Sue, Catherine, Stuart's offsiders (who names I don't know, sorry) and the 3rd generation target crew led by that livewire Macey and everyone else who chipped in, you all made this one of the best shoots of the year. I'm sure that those people who came to Springsure for the first time will remember you friendliness long after the pain of that wind fades into a distant memory. For those of us who have been there before, you delivered what we've come to expect - a great week-end.
Finally a personal thanks to Stuart Ellio. Before I went to Spain I asked Stuart about developing a strategy to shoot in the wind. His advice and his time at the Brisbane range one afternoon, gave me the understanding to develop one. It stood me in good stead in Spain during the team event and it came in valuable again on the week-end. I'll have to remember it for next year in Newcastle and at my age that might be a problem so I could need a refresher before then. Thank you my friend, you own a part of this win.

Team KAOS - Lurking with intent
All the gear and "a bit more of an" idea

Dig
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2018 Shooter of the Year

I forgot to mention that I believe Sully has won the rimfire shooter of the year after the week-end.
Although there is still an event at Warwick, the points on offer will not be sufficient to overtake the man who has led from the get go.
Robin and I tried to run him down but he just kept trotting along in front of us saying nah nah.

Team KAOS - Lurking with intent
All the gear and "a bit more of an" idea

TheJet
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Team KAOS

Congratulations Digs,Sully and Norm on winning the three National titles

The fact that Digs won by about six points speaks volumes for his performance in this competition.

A point that may also not be apparent in the noise of the whole competition is that Normy was coming 27th after the fifty metre section of the Heavy Benchrest competition
He never quit not for a minute shooting anything up to 42 shots on the sighter card on one target. This fact alone should tell everyone just how difficult the conditions were.
But he pegged everyone else back in to win by the end of the 100 yard section, that never give up attitude is certainly to be commended .

Sully congratulations also on the shooter of the year first place ,you never looked like being headed with one strong performance after another

Team KAOS stands for "kick arse on Sunday" but we seemed to do that everyday this year but Team KAED doesn't have the same ring to it
Though I certainly didn't give the team much help, though I was shooting the best rifle I have ever owned and ammo I did live up to our motto though of "All the gear and No Idea"
Maybe next year

The Springsure club ran a fine competition top to bottom with everything going like clockwork and friendly country spirit.
Thank you all very much

Team KAOS
All the gear and no idea

Bill Collaros
So...

How did the Ammo wars pan out ?

Bill Collaros
Sydney - Australia
"Shoot to Thrill"

TheJet
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Not much of a war

We really don't have a wonderful supply of anything else except Eley here in Queensland that we can test
So Eley it mostly was Bill though I think this may be the same for most states?
Though I will say that Lapua shoots excellently in my new rifle

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Team KAOS
All the gear and no idea

Bill Collaros
Wonderful Target Benny

Let's hope the 2018 Eley is as good as promised

Bill Collaros
Sydney - Australia
"Shoot to Thrill"

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