There were four rounds, but there could only be one winner as members of Reading Air Target Shooting club took on a 400-point challenge.
Neil Davis has emerged victorious after battling through four closely contested rounds at Reading Air Target Shooting (RATS) club and dropping only seven points from a possible 400.
The RATS shoot was part of a series of club competitions that are being supported by BSA Guns, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) and Airgun Shooter magazine.
The Grazeley Green-based club held its competition between March and September, inviting members to submit four cards shot over a distance of 30 metres.
Neil’s impressive 393 from 400 points narrowly pipped Airgun Shooter’s very own Richard Saunders (390) and Lee Sweetzer (389), winning him a BSA gun bag and a 12-month subscription to Airgun Shooter magazine.
In addition, along with winners from other competitions up and down the country, he will be entered into a draw to win a BSA Ultra SE rifle.
The club’s juniors also took part, competing for prizes donated by BASC, BSA and local gun shop Tackle Up, which is based in Fleet, Hampshire. With a score of 370, which beat many of the club’s seniors, Joe Elmore-Elkin took top spot just ahead of runners up Briony Pease, Edward Barnwell and Lucy Viola.
“The competition has been a great success for us,” said RATS chairman Scott Lovell. “It’s been a lot of fun and everyone competed in the right spirit. Our junior members showed the seniors a thing or two and we’ll definitely be running similar events in the future.”