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Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Father Daughter Duo Take On Townsville

Mackay dad daughter duo Terry and Kylah Norris recently represented the district at the NQRA Kings long range shooting competition held in Townsville during May.

The pair comfortably took out 1st and 2nd place in the coveted Kings long-range competition after also taking the top two spots in the lead up competition “The Wilson”.

The local family made the pilgrimage to Townsville earlier in the month where they competed against shooters from right across Australia over five days of hotly contested competition.

Terry and Kylah shoot in the Sporter-Hunter class, where they shoot “off the shelf” rifles in the prone position from the ground.

The 2-day Wilson and 3-day Kings competitions were shot at distances between 500 metres right out to 900 metres.

The pair showed real class and were able to create a sizable gap in the points to 3rd place and the rest of the field in both competitions.

The Wilson competition has a possible 300 points available if a competitor can shoot perfect scores and The Kings has 400 points up for grabs.

Terry only dropped one point in each competition and Kylah, hot on his heels, only dropped two points in each.

Kylah also took out the under 25 trophy which is scored across all the disciplines.

The pair will now have a break before ramping up for more competitions later this year.

Kylah and Terry Norris with their combined haul

Great shooters, great mates. Photos contributed: Terry Norris

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