Busy summer for Bull River Shooters

Four of our members made the trek out to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, in July to compete at the Canadian National Silhouette Championship.

Kalvin Marsh was top Canadian Junior (.22 silhouette rifle) and was second in AA class with both guns in small bore.

Kalvin Marsh was top Canadian Junior (.22 silhouette rifle) and was second in AA class with both guns in small bore.

By Bradley Woods

The Bull River Shooters Association

Four of our members made the trek out to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, in July to compete at the Canadian National Silhouette Championship. Our members saw some terrific results:

  • Jeramey Marsh took third in AAA class (.22 hunter rifle)
  • Trudy Phillips was third in AA class (.22 hunter rifle)
  • Richard Carrere was first in AA class  (.22 hunter rifle); first  in A class (high power hunter rifle) and third in A class (high power silhouette rifle)

We also held a monthly club match on July 27.  Match winners are as follows:

Silhouette Rifle .22cal

  • AA class                                    Richard Carrere
  • AAA class                        Jeramey Marsh
  • Match Champion             Rob McKeeman

Hunter Rifle .22cal

  • B class                                    Deni Marsh
  • AA class                                    Richard Carrere
  • AAA class                        Bill Johnson
  • Match Champion             Rob McKeeman

In early August Rob McKeeman travelled to the Alberta provincial high power championship and made us so very proud by becoming the provincial champion for silhouette rifle and was first in AA class with a hunter rifle.

This past weekend saw Oliver Graham (and family), Jeramey and Deni Marsh, Bill Johnson, Rob McKeeman and Brad Woods head to the Alberta small bore provincial championship. We all enjoyed the hospitality at the beautiful Kananaskis range near Canmore and all relished in the competition. Results of note:

  • Deni Marsh was first in A class with both guns
  • Brad Woods was third in AA class with hunter gun
  • Oliver Graham was fourth in AAA class with hunter gun
  • Rob McKeeman was second in AAA class with silhouette rifle and was first in Master class with hunter gun

Our next match is this weekend, August 24 and 25. Saturday is the small bore (.22lr) competition and Sunday is a high power match. Shooting begins at 10 a.m. both days. Please arrive by 9 a.m. to register and sight-in/practice. Anyone can join the competition and spectators are always welcome, especially those curious about our sport and thinking of giving it a try. That’s how I got hooked five years ago!  I watched a match and was made to feel very welcome and was assured not to worry about ability or equipment. When I later attended a match that welcome feeling continued to the point where it is now quite family-like and the sport is very addictive. I urge you to check us out. Don’t forget hearing protection if you come to the high power match Sunday. It’s very exciting to see competitors try for the rams at 500 metres, shooting freehand.

A wealth of information about Metallic Silhouette shooting can be found on the Internet. For information about the BRSA please contact Rob as noted above. New members are always welcome. We look forward to seeing you at the range.