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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 29, No. 12. 1966.

Small-bore Rifles

Small-bore Rifles

Victoria this year gained a third place in the teams events behind Auckland (second) and Canterbury (first). (One cannot help but notice the strange absence of our country friends from Massey and Lincoln). Team members seemed pleased generally with the way the shooting had been organised and with their individual scores. Roger Girdlestone, a member of last year's .303 NZU rifle team, shot the highest score of 587.36 out of a possible 660. Roger Smith shot second highest with 584.35.

Final total scores were:

Canterbury ... 2371.170

Auckland ... 2344.145

Victoria ... 2324.130

Most members, as in other sports, had a trying time keeping fit and well over the three days of competitions but were safe from social interference due to the distance between their venue and the Queen city. It was darkly mumbled by a few shooters that the Blues standard was too high but overall the team were pleased with the results and planned for better things in the future.