Young gun hits his target

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Tyler Jeffery won gold at the Queen Prize shooting championships.
Camera IconTyler Jeffery won gold at the Queen Prize shooting championships. Credit: Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

Promising young target rifle shooter Tyler Jeffery has returned home with three gold medals from the 2019 WA Queens Prize held at West Australian Rifle Association shooting range in Pinjar.

Queen Victoria fired the first shot at the inaugural Queens Prize shoot at Wimbledon in 1860, starting the tradition of target rifle shooting.

Jeffery returned home after winning the under-25 Duke of Edinburgh target rifle category, under-25 Queen Prize meeting in target rifle and the under-25 grand champion in target rifle shooting.The Queens Prize is the premier State event that all target rifle shooter strive to win.

Tyler Jeffery won gold at the Queen Prize shooting championships.
Camera IconTyler Jeffery won gold at the Queen Prize shooting championships. Credit: Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

Jeffery said it meant a lot to be the winner.

“My goal is to eventually become the Queens champion,” he said. “Winning the under-25s at my first try has given me a goal to work towards.”

Jeffery said the challenges of target shooting kept him competing.

He has been shooting for three years, but only competing for two after saving his money to buy his own equipment.

To improve his skills, he trains every week and enters as many competitions as possible.

“I enjoy the challenge of learning the many facets of target rifle shooting,” he said.

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