John Younger fell two targets short of defending his national title but he was philosophical afterwards having had limited time with his new Perazzi MX2000S shotgun.
“Nothing out there really gave me trouble it was just having time with the gun, it’s like the Formula One guys jumping out of a McLaren and hopping into a Ferrari and they just need lap time, it is the same with these quality guns,” he said.
Even with limited “lap time” his score of 135 was enough to tie with Frank Vella and force a shoot off which he won to claim the silver. “I’ve just swapped over to a new gun sponsor in Perazzi and this is the second week I’ve had it.
“I think I’ll probably need another two to three months just to find those little fine bits and pieces but the shoot here has been brilliant, they’ve done an excellent job and it is probably one of the better run shoots or nationals that I’ve been to for Field & Game.” The Victorian was heading to New Zealand for a week after the 2015 National Carnival and will travel the world again in 2016.
“There’s a lot of shoots, I want to chase it a bit again,” he said. “February-March is very hectic, I don’t know if the shoot is back on in Dubai, the Prince puts over $1 million in prizemoney on and then hopefully mid-May over to Europe for two or three months.”