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Proceedings/comenced this morning in almost perfect weather, but after midday the light was not so good and the wind increased somewhat. The morning was devoted to the Westland Match, seven shots at 300, 500. and 600 yards. At a meeting of the Executive, Council this :af lernoon the matter of _nnance was considered, and it was decided to: reduce the prize money. The prize list was compiled in anticipation of a large entry. It was alleged that in consequence of the strike;, the original estimate of: entries had been reduced. It was decided to reduce prize money in all competitions fired after 1 o'clpck on Saturday. The reduction will amount to a little. over £300. ..■;.. ,

' Westland Match. Rifleman: L.' Belk (Fending) £5... 102 Rifleman A. Hyde (Opaki). £4:..... 99 Vice-pres. Mason (D'nvke) £4 ... 99 Rifleman S. May hew (Feilding) £3 99 Rifleman A. McMurray (Te Awamutu) £3 • 98 Vice-pres. W. N. Masefield (Sounds) • £3 93 Rifleman J. Milroy (Nelson) £2 98 Rifleman J. Loveday (Ohura) £2 98 Rifleman A. Oliver (King Country) £2 97 Rifleman W. Pearce (Rangilikei) £2 97 1 Among those who won 20s were Wood I (Christchiirch) 96, Ongley (Oamaru) 95, 1 Glynn (Glenavy) 91. Superiority of Fire Competition. 300 Yards, eight rounds, 50sec allowed — .Auckland City Rifle Club, £v 81 Sounds Rifle Club, £3 69 Opaki Rifle Club, No. 1, £2 ... 68 Field Firing Competition. Open firo at 800 yards and advance ! to 500, halting and firing at target when it appears— Karori No. 1, £5 60 Opaki No. 1, £3 56 Auckland City, £2 52 Casualty Competition, 200 yds. Auckland City, £5 24 Opaki No. 1, £3 24 Christchurch City, £2 24 Judging Distance. At the conclusion of yesterday's firing tho men were assembled for the iudging dislance competition. Each man* was given a printed card and called upon to give his idea of the distance between his standing place and eight different, points. As may be supposed, many diverse and ludicrous estimates were made. The winning scores were those on which an aggregate of percentages approximated nearest to the correct distances. The results were: Major Halpin (Reserve), ..£5... 55 Sergeant Sharland (Nelson), £4 50 S.M. Montgomery (Staff), £3 48 Rifleman Kells (Greym'th), £3 48 S.M. 801 l (Staff), £2 ■ 46 Corpl. Ohing (R.N.Z.A.),' £2 ... 46

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RIFLE SHOOTING., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8807, 2 March 1914

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RIFLE SHOOTING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8807, 2 March 1914

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