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Willem Davel takes aim at the targets.

Pin Extreme Polokwane hosts shooting day


Pin Extreme Polokwane hosted a successful shooting day that was attended by 50 participants at the Polokwane range on Saturday.
Pin shooting is a sport for all ages and shots are taken with pistols or revolvers at used ten pin bowling skittles that are positioned on a table at a distance of 7,6 metres.
“In the tip over category the winner is the contestant that tips over the most targets within 40 seconds, using an unlimited number of rounds. In the 5-pin full table category, the targets have to be shot off the table and firearms ranging from .357 to .44 magnum are used to provide the required impact,” Willem Davel, a devoted pin shooter, explained. He added that the 8-pin forced reload category, where participants use a revolver with six rounds in the cylinder and take shots at eight targets that have to be hit while cylinders are reloaded once, is very popular. There are also categories for carry guns and shotguns and .22 guns.
The event was hosted for members’ recreation and no winners were announced.

Story and photos: BARRY VILJOEN

Jaco van den Heever is a member of Pin Extreme Polokwane.