SKEET

SKEET

TrapIt can be shot with any gauge or type of shotgun, but most die hard shooters use a semi-auto or over and under.  Ammo used ranges from 7 1/2 to 9 shot, usually a target type load, it’s best to see what patterns the best from your particular shotgun. Because skeet is a close range game, most shooters use sub gauge guns, 20, 28, or 410 gauges.  Here’s what to expect if you decide to shoot a round of skeet: There are two traps, the high house, located on the left of the course and a low house, located on the right. These are the only two traps that will throw birds in skeet. The course is set in a semi circle, with 8 shooting positions and you will shoot 25 shoots in a round.  Stations #1 through #7 are located on the semi circle, and station #8 is located in the middle on a line between the high house and low house.

Station #1 – directly in front of the high house. At this station, you shoot four birds total, one single high house and one single low house, then a pair, one from each house at the same time.

Station #2 – where you repeat the same sequence.

Station #3 – you shoot two birds total, a single high house and a single low house.

Station #4 & #5 – you repeat station #3 sequence, but from station 4 & 5.

Station #6 & #7 – you repeat the four bird sequence from station #1, but from station 6 & 7.

Station #8 – where you shoot one single high house and then turn around to shoot one single low house. At our club, we have each shooter shoot the high house, then each shooter shoots the low house. There is an option shot which is shot at the first bird you miss in a round. it gives you a second chance at the first bird you miss. So, if you don’t miss any birds, then you must shoot an extra bird at station #8 low house, making it a 25 straight target game.

FSC has joined  the National Skeet Shooting Association (NSSA) and Pennsylvania Skeet Shooting Association (PSSA). Skeet is said to be the best practice you can get for hunting or just fine tuning your shooting technique.

Additional information about Skeet shooting and about the competitions, history, services & equipment please see, http://www.nssa-nsca.org/ or http://www.scskeet.com/Beginner_skeet/Beginner_Skeet.