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VOLUNTEER INTELLIGENCE.

A match was fired on Saturday afternoon at the Pelichet Bay range between past and present raemberß of the City Guards, and resulted in a victory for the former by 38 points. The meeting was an interesting one, and it is intended to make it an annual event. One of the ex-members who fired on Saturday joined the corps thirty years since. The ranges were 300 and 600 yards ; seven shots at each distance. The following are the scores: Ex-members.

Total 274 The ammunition used in the above competition was Whitney's "J., 1896," and immediately thereafter the three highest scorers on each side fired seven shots apiece at 600 yards with the ammunition now being issued by Whitney, with the following result:—

The result would go to show that there is do improvement in the recent make of ammunition. The old issus, as will be seen, scored a total of 5 points higher than the new. The latter required 2deg less elevation than the former. The light was equally good throughout, and the last shot was fired about 5.30 p.m. What little wind there was during the afternoon was variable, changing occasionally from left to right.

300 600 yds. yds. Tl. Mr A. M'Carthy 27 2~ - -54 Mr J. Coventry ... 22 27 - - 49 Mr G.Clark 23 18 - - 41 Mr W.Smith ] 27 14 - - 41 Ex-lieutenant Melville ... 19 lb" - - 35 Mr F.Smith 22 12 - - 34 Mr G-. Moir 21 9 - - 30 Mr J. Smeaton ... 14 14 - - 2S Total . 312 Present Members Sergeant Jenkins ' 23 19 - - 42 Volunteer Baker 25 15 - - 40 Captain Smith ... 20 19 - - 39 Volunteer Sonntag 24 15- - 39 Color-sergeant Kennard... 20 15 - - 35 Lieutenant Crawford ... 25 10- - 35 Corporal Southgate 19 8 - - 27 Volunteer Dray... 10 7- - 17

Score in team Volunteer Baker .. Mr G. Chile Mr J. Coventry Mr A. M'Carthy ... Captain Smith Volunteer Sonntag.. . 4532224= . 0334242= . 5522502= . 5422232= . 0343433= . 0245022= =22 =18 =21 = 20 =20 =15 match. - 15 — 18 - 27 — 27 - 19 — 15 Total ... n« 101

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VOLUNTEER INTELLIGENCE., Evening Star, Issue 10443, 12 October 1897, Supplement

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VOLUNTEER INTELLIGENCE. Evening Star, Issue 10443, 12 October 1897, Supplement

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