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Inverness shooting range Target Technique hosts National Grand Prix Air event

By Will Clark

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Target Technique air rifle/pistol range in Inverness hosted the first grand prix of the Scottish Target Shooting Winter Series.

Shooters from across the country took part.
Shooters from across the country took part.

The event was attended by target shooters from all over Scotland - with the pistol event being held on Saturday and the air-rifle event on Sunday.

The grand prix series is set to attract athletes of the highest level vying for squad entry scores.

Its categories allows varying abilities and disabilities to compete placing them in class sections of skill.

On each day there were four details, each one consisting of a 60 shot qualifying match, with the top scorers being selected for an eight shooter ISSF/Olympic style final as the last event of each day.

Target Technique hosted the Scottish Target Shooting Winter Series.
Target Technique hosted the Scottish Target Shooting Winter Series.

New range records were set in both disciplines - with air-rifle Scottish Squad and Scottish Internationalist Isabel Stark producing a 616.7 the highest qualifier for the eight person final.

The score is also a new range record by 28 points.

Andrew Walker from Edinburgh smashed the range record by 20 points and also gained a personal best in the finals, scoring a whopping 239.9 against ex-olympians.

Teenager Sam Johnston (15) took Gold in his class and was rewarded with 1000 RWS pellets donated by RWS/RUAG.

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