ORANGE shooters have once against been on target at the NSW Service Pistol and Unrestricted Service Pistol Championships.
Held at Gulgong late last month, Orange and District Pistol Club members featured on the podium.
Dave Oates took out the master grade service pistol title on the first day with a score of 877 out of 900.
Fellow Orange shooter Max Wicks finished just out of the medals in A grade with 833 out of 900.
Oates finished on top again in the unrestricted event, shooting 880 out of 900 to take out the master grade state title.
In A grade, Peter Brus continued his great form with a score of 872 out of 900 to take a well deserved third place.
Brus edged out Wicks, who finished fourth with 870.
The results mean Orange shooters have taken out all five NSW pistol titles for the season.
Oates also claimed the WA 1500 pistol title, while fellow Orange shooter Dean Brus took out the 25 metre service pistol and the WA 1500 revolver titles.
The next focus for the Orange shooters will be the ACT State Titles for WA 1500 pistol and revolver and the 25 metre service pistol on September 21 and 22.
This will be followed by the South Australian titles in the same disciplines on October 5 and 6.
Oates and Brus will then represent Australia at the WA 1500 World Championships in Perth in November.