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Skeet Shooting

 

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Introduction


Skeet shooting is a recreational and competitive activity where participants, using shotguns, attempt to break clay targets mechanically thrown into the air from two fixed stations at high speed from a variety of angles. While trap targets are rising and going away at different angles, Skeet has a variety of angles on the targets creating crossing targets traveling incoming and away as well as double targets in some of the shooting stations


Procedures


Participants will shoot 25 target rounds in turn.  Shooters will shoot from 8 stations on the field taking turns in rotation on each station.  All shooters are asked to pick up their spent hulls and discard them in the provided containers.

 

Equipment


Skeet is generally shot with a 12 gauge shotgun equipped with skeet or cylinder choke. Other gauge shotguns work well but are a slight handicap because of fewer pellets in the shot load. The shotgun types most often used are an auto loader or an over/under double barrel shotgun. Pump action shotguns create a handicap in shooting doubles targets. In addition to a shotgun, a shell pouch or vest is needed to keep shells at hand and keep the flow moving smoothly. Safety glasses and hearing protection are required for everyone on the field.  Skeet is shot with lead target ammo with a shot size between 7 1/2 and 9. Ammunition is allowed a maximum of 1-1/8 oz. shot load.


Getting Started


It is easy to begin shooting skeet with a sporting shotgun that is capable of two shots. New shooters will find that the established shooters are very helpful to explain the procedure and assist in getting into the game. For more information contact shotgun hill shotgunmanager@rbgc.org

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