Armidale specialist marksman Alex Reeves named regiment's top shot in competition

TOP SHOT: Army Reserves light cavalry scout Alex Reeves is the best shot in his regiment, using a brand new EF88 rifle. Photo: Madeline Link.
TOP SHOT: Army Reserves light cavalry scout Alex Reeves is the best shot in his regiment, using a brand new EF88 rifle. Photo: Madeline Link.

TALENTED marksmen Alex Reeves has taken out the top spot in a regiment shooting competition.

The Army Reserve Light Cavalry Scout has a specialised job that involves long range reconnaissance missions.

“I’m a dismount recon soldier for a mounted troop,” Mr Reeves said.

“I’ve got a history in the unit, my old man was here for 20 or so years and leaving school I thought I’d join the army and haven’t left since.”

Using one of the latest gun models, the EF88 rifle, Mr Reeves earned a score of 250 out of 300.

“It’s a fantastic bit of equipment and I think that’s half the reason I got a decent score,” he said.

He’s also trained as a combat first aider and can give life-saving first aid.

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