We Tried Skeet Shooting And it Ruled

Skeet Shooting Explained

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Skeet shooting isn't just shooting orange discs in the air... well actually it is. We took a day off last week to try it out and learned a lot so we thought we would share what we learned. Skeet/Trap shooting is a growing sport that is popping up not only in rural communities but also urban outlets aswell. Basically, skeet shooting is a sport in which participants use shotguns to shoot at clay targets that are flung into the air from two fixed positions on the ground. The targets are launched from a "high house" and a "low house" at different angles and elevations, simulating the flight of birds. The goal of skeet shooting is to hit as many targets as possible. The sport originated in the United States as a way for hunters to practice their shooting skills, but it has since become a popular recreational and competitive activity. Skeet shooting is often described as a "game of inches," because the targets are small and travel at high speeds, requiring precise aim and quick reflexes.

The rules of skeet shooting vary depending on the specific organization or competition, but there are some general principles that apply to most forms of the sport.

  1. Participants must use shotguns that are specifically designed for skeet shooting.
  2. The targets must be made of clay and launched from the high and low houses according to a specific pattern.
  3. Participants must shoot at the targets from eight predetermined positions on the skeet field, moving in a semi-circle around the field.
  4. A round of skeet typically consists of 25 targets, with one target being launched from each position on the field.
  5. In order to score a hit, the clay target must be broken by the shot. If the target is not broken, it is considered a miss.
  6. The winner of a skeet shooting competition is the participant who hits the most targets. 

While not exactly mainstream chances are there's  a skeet center near you and best of all most places will walk you through the basics and rent you a gun so you don't need any formal training to try it out. Happy shooting.

 

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