Trap Shooting
   
               
  Equipment:

Trap is generally is shoot with a 12 gauge shotgun. A 20 gauge shotgun may be used but is a slight handicap because the less number of BB's.

Ammunition:

Trap 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 with a maximum velocity of 1325 ft/s.

 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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Trapshooting continued growth and expanding popularity is due to the fact that people of all ages, income and abilities can compete. Nine year old can shoot alongside 90 years old. Trap shooters include millionaires and hourly wage earners, businessmen, professional men, farmers, truck drivers, students and housewives.

The shooter is required to shoot at the target after they call “pull”. It does not matter scoring if the shooter hits only a small piece of the target or weather he shatters the target it is consider dead.

Singles is considered to be the easiest of the disciplines. The shooters stands 16 yards from the center of the Trap House and shoots at random targets that fly at various angle in front of them. Shooters are grouped into squad of five. There are five positions that each shooter from, five shots per position, totaling twenty shots per round. This gives the participants a different view of the target flying through the air. The person who starts from position one always shoots first as they move from one position to the next.

 
               
 
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