BASA’s second shoot for the year at the Magnum United Shooting range was again a huge success. In true Basa spirit the day started for some the Friday evening with cigars and whiskey as “gees vang”. They both made top 10 for the day…
The morning started with the registrations, pleasantries, range and safety briefings, whereafter the shooting started. A total of 82 shooters headed out to the three BASA ranges as well as the CHASA buffalo range.
CHASA Buffalo Range
This forms part of the annual CHASA competition wherein a minimum of 2 scores need to be submitted to be considered and form part of the competition. The shooter starts with an unloaded firearm, 50 metres from the buffalo target, loads 2 rounds on the whistle and shoots 2 chest shots at the facing buffalo. Thereafter the shooter runs, or walks, depending on fitness to 25 metres, loads 2 rounds for 2 shots at the brain. Another short sprint is required to 10 metres, for 2 more shots at the brain. The scoring areas for the 2 chest shots are divided into a 100, 75 and 50 points area. The brain only has a 100-point scoring area, thus a hit or miss. Any shots outside of the respective scoring areas counts as a minus -30 penalty.
Although most shooters did manage to score some points, it has happened in the past that some left the CHASA range with a minus -180-point score and a serious blow to their ego’s. The days winner was Christiaan Swart with a very impressive score of 575 points.