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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 18, No. 1. March 3, 1954

Defence Rifles

Defence Rifles

A few stalwarts of this club have been attending regularly at Trentham and shooting on the Seddon Range over the vacation in preparation for the Easter Tournament. A team was entered in the Wellington. Union Shield competition and it gave a reasonalbe performance, under., difficult conditions.

Most of the shooting has been application with the use of the sling permitted, except for a Classification shoot which was shot under Service conditions. The results of this Classification shoot were very encouraging, but the application has been very patchy.

The shooting at Tournament is shot under Service conditions, and consists of practices fired at 300, 500 and Goo yards. There are seven men in the team and there should be keen competition for places this year, as most of last year's team are not available. .

Freshers are not eligible to shoot at Easter Tournament, but it is hoped to set up on a regular basis this year, what is known as the Baker Trophy Shoot. The [unclear: shoot] takes place against Massey Agricultural College under the same conditions, over the same ranges as at Tournament, except that the team must consist of seven first and second shots in University shooting. It has been arranged to hold this shoot at Massey this year at the same time as the Tournament Selection Shoot two weeks prior to Easter this year.

The club will be shooting every Saturday from the start of the term and those interested are advised to watch the notice-board and to get in touch with the Secretary.