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CLAY SHOOTING CLUB Gloucester Clay Shooting

Disciplines

At Gloucester we have two Skeet layouts and we regularly shoot both English Skeet (ESK) and Olympic Skeet (OSK) disciplines. Brief descriptions are given below or see box (left) to download the full ESK or OSK rules from their respective web sites.


- English Skeet (ESK)

- English Skeet (ESK) - Target Layout

- Olympic Skeet (OSK)
- Olympic Skeet (OSK) - Target Layout



English Skeet (ESK)

A round of English skeet is made up of 25 targets starting at stand 1 and working your way round to stand 7 (for more detailed description of targets please see ESK Layout).


The option target is a repeat of the first target missed or if no targets have been missed the "option" is then given to the shooter on stand 7 and he / she is able to pick a target to shoot as their option, this target needs to be killed to achieve "25 Straight"


An experienced shot would generally load two cartridges into the gun each time, however we do not recommend this for beginners.


In the event that one of your targets is already broken upon leaving the trap house "No Bird" will be called by the scorer and you will need to repeat this target.


Almost all of our members are aware of the rules and layout of the targets for English skeet, but any of our committee members will be willing to show you the ropes.



English Skeet (ESK) - Target Layout

Generally always loading two cartridges with the exception for the "option target"

Gloucester Clay Shooting Club - English Skeet

Stand 1,  Single target from the high house followed by a single target from the low house each target individually called for, this is then followed by a pair of simultaneous targets released on the call and to be shot high target first.


Stand 2, Repeat routine of stand 1


Stand 3, Single target from the high house followed by a single target from the low house each target individually called for, no pair on this stand.


Stand 4, Single target from the high house followed by a single target from the low house each target individually called for, this is then followed by a pair of simultaneous targets released on the call and to be nominated which target the shooter would prefer to kill first.


Stand 5, Repeat routine of stand 3


Stand 6, Repeat routine of stand 1


Stand 7, Single target from the low house followed by a single target from the high house each target individually called for, this is then followed by a pair of simultaneous targets released on the call and to be shot low target first.



Olympic Skeet

A round of Olympic skeet is made up of 25 targets starting at stand 1 and working your way round to stand 8.


Olympic skeet does have a few different quirks to English skeet and can be a little more difficult (not recommended for newcomers to shooting)


Delay

Olympic skeet has a built in delay 0 - 3 seconds and is completely random, this is between the shooter calling pull and actually seeing the target, obviously this does start to cause a problem when you see the next rule.


Gun Down

Whereas with English skeet you are allowed to shoot gun up or down, with Olympic skeet you are only allowed to shoot gun down (this means between the time of calling "pull" and actually seeing the target the butt of the gun must remain parallel with a point just above your hip) you may see some of our members with small yellow bands on the side of their shooting vests.


In the event that one of your targets is already broken upon leaving the trap house "No Bird" will be called by the scorer and you will need to repeat this target.


If you have not shot this discipline before we do recommend that this should be shot with an experienced OSK shooter, speak to any of our committee members and they will be able to point you in the direction of one of our OSK shooters who will be more than happy to help.



Olympic Skeet (OSK) - Target Layout

Gloucester Clay Shooting Club - Olympic Skeet

Stand 1,  Single target from the high house followed by a pair of simultaneous targets and to be shot high target first.


Stand 2, Repeat routine of stand 1


Stand 3, Repeat routine of stand 1


Stand 4, Single target from the high house followed by a single target from the low house each target individually called for.


Stand 5, Single target from the low house followed by a pair of simultaneous targets and to be shot low target first.


Stand 6, Repeat routine of stand 5


Stand 7, Simultaneous pair of targets released on the call and to be shot low target first.


Return to Stand 4,  Pair of simultaneous targets shooting the high target first, then another pair of simultaneous targets shooting the low target first.


Stand 8, Two targets to be shot individually 1st target to be shot is the high target this is done by standing to the right hand side of stand 8 and facing the high trap house, the 2nd target to be shot is the low target, this is done by standing to the left hand side of stand 8 and facing the low trap house.

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