A Mildura business man has won the Warracknabeal Open 50 calibre BMG Australian shooters title.

Mr Russell "Smokie" Dawson was one of the many competitors who attended the Warracknabeal Open and 1000yd Fifty Caliber Shooters Association (FCSA) Australian Titles at Warracknabeal Rifle Club.

Competitors had to endure less than ideal conditions which included 40 km crosswinds.

Mr Dawson said that he was very happy to win a title – I think I did a pretty good job for an old bloke.

Mr Dawson is the owner and Manager of the Mildura Forty Winks Store.

As a primary sport the FCSA was established in 1985 as a 1000 yard shooting competition with a mission to advance the art of extreme long-range accuracy with the fifty caliber rifle.