Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Vol. 34, No. 18. October 6 1971
The surprise defeat of Vic's small-bore rifle team by the occasional university or three, will be spoken of in hushed tones over the bar in the pub at Hog Swamp (pop. 8) for many years to come.
The intrepid marksmen, to wit, Mr G. Adlam, Mr I. Cossar, Mr K. McGregor, Mr H. van Dam and Mr D. Wilson, soundly thrashed both Otago (2335.148) and Lincoln (2334.82) with a score, remarkably similar to last year's of 2340.135. (The scores of Canterbury, Massey and Auckland, are available on written request to the appropriate authority.)
Four new records were set. In the I.C.I. Shield, B. Mason, Auck., bettered the record set in 1965 by 1.2 with his score of 599. 52. A. Vincent, Cant., managed to drop one point over ten cards to obtain a score of 999.81, four points above the previous record and virtually unassailable. In the North Vs South match the North won with a score of 1972.143,4.4 above the 1962 record. The N.Z.U. vs Auckland Assn, shoot resulted in a record smashing 1979.156 but the opposition managed an even more record smashing 1989.168 so that was that.
N.Z.. Blues were awarded to B. Mason and A. Vincent. Vic Blues were awarded to G. Adlam, K. McGregor and I. Cossar, (for sexual equality on the mound!)